Sun, 3rd Nov 2019 10:00

Modern & Contemporary Art

 
Lot 69
 
Lot 69 - Pieter Hugo (South Africa 1976-)

69

Pieter Hugo (South Africa 1976-)
Mallam Galadima Ahmadu with Jamis, Abuja, Nigeria

archival pigment ink on cotton rag paper

Artwork date: 2005
Signature details: signed, numbered AP and inscribed 'From the Hyena Men of Nigeria 2005 Series' in pencil along the bottom margin
Exhibited: Stevenson, Cape Town, Pieter Hugo ‘Gadawan Kura’ – The Hyena Men, 27 February to 25 March 2006, another example from the edition exhibited.
Literature: Abiola, A. and Hugo, P. (2008). The Hyena and Other Men. Munich: Prestel Verlag, another example from the edition illustrated in colour, n.p.

Sold for R318,640
Estimated at R200,000 - R300,000


Condition Report

This print is in excellent/ mint condition with no visible condition issues

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archival pigment ink on cotton rag paper

Artwork date: 2005
Signature details: signed, numbered AP and inscribed 'From the Hyena Men of Nigeria 2005 Series' in pencil along the bottom margin
Exhibited: Stevenson, Cape Town, Pieter Hugo ‘Gadawan Kura’ – The Hyena Men, 27 February to 25 March 2006, another example from the edition exhibited.
Literature: Abiola, A. and Hugo, P. (2008). The Hyena and Other Men. Munich: Prestel Verlag, another example from the edition illustrated in colour, n.p.

(1)

image size: 80.5 x 80.5 cm

Notes:

“Ultimately, Hugo’s images offer an arresting argument for the untrustworthiness of photography, and at the same time reveal the striking vitality that remains at the heart of the medium when a practitioner bravely dares to pose difficult questions, rather than attempts to provide clear-cut answers. Whether they allude to the domination of man over nature or...the codependence between photographer and subject, or the submission of a photograph to the prejudices and preconceptions of its audience, these astonishing portraits complicate rather than alleviate our troubled relationship with photography, and in doing so poignantly offer a refreshing way forward for a medium that might otherwise perish in this new century. As Hugo’s work insinuates, the burden of accuracy no longer weighs heavily on the shoulders of photographers; along with beauty, truth is also now firmly and finally in the eye of the beholder.

Unknown

Sources:

[1] Aaron Schuman, Beholder in Demos, TJ. and Schuman, A. (2012). Peter Hugo: This Must be the Place. Munich: Prestel Verlag, p.223, exhibition catalogue for Pieter Hugo: This Must be the Place, the Hague Museum of Photography, The Hague, 3 March to 20 May 2012 and Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, 9 June to 2 September 2012.

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