Sun, 31st Oct 2021 11:00

Art, Life and Love: The Collection of Nwabisa Xayiya (Live Auction)

 
  Lot 41
 
Lot 41 - Cyrus Kabiru (Kenya 1984-)

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Cyrus Kabiru (Kenya 1984-)
Macho Nne #09 (Caribbean Peacock)

pigment ink on HP premium satin photographic paper

Artwork date: 2014
Edition: from an edition of 5 + 2 AP
Exhibited: Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, All Things Being Equal, 22 September 2017 to 30 June 2019, another example from the edition exhibited.; SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, C-Stunners & Black Mamba, 29 January to 14 March 2015, another example from the edition exhibited.

(Qty: 1)

sheet size: 150 x 120 cm; framed size: 153.5 x 123.5 x 4 cm

Provenance:

SMAC Gallery, Cape Town.

Kabiru was listed among the top six standout artists represented at Paris Photo in 2019. His work intersects conventional craftsmanship, design and documentary performance. He is renowned for his ever-progressing C-Stunner range of intricate and sculptural eyewear made from found materials. He enacts an alter ego when wearing these glasses for his various themed self-portrait photographs. ‘Macho nne’ means ‘four eyes’ in Swahili and is the title Kabiru ascribes to the photographs, alluding to the transformation that occurs once he puts on the C-Stunner. The artist’s design for the C-Stunners are intuitive, each piece born from a story weaved into the materials he works with. The title Caribbean Peacock is imaginative and acts as a fantastical character reference. This work formed part of Kabiru’s acclaimed 22 piece series of photographs that marked his 2015 debut solo exhibition in South Africa. The entire first edition with the C-Stunners are currently part of the Zeitz MOCAA permanent collection in Cape Town.

Other examples from the edition are in the The Royal Portfolio Collection, Cape Town; The Scheryn Art Collection, Cape Town.

Sold for R56,900
Estimated at R60,000 - R90,000


Condition report

The condition is mint.

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pigment ink on HP premium satin photographic paper

Artwork date: 2014
Edition: from an edition of 5 + 2 AP
Exhibited: Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, All Things Being Equal, 22 September 2017 to 30 June 2019, another example from the edition exhibited.; SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, C-Stunners & Black Mamba, 29 January to 14 March 2015, another example from the edition exhibited.

(Qty: 1)

sheet size: 150 x 120 cm; framed size: 153.5 x 123.5 x 4 cm

Provenance:

SMAC Gallery, Cape Town.

Kabiru was listed among the top six standout artists represented at Paris Photo in 2019. His work intersects conventional craftsmanship, design and documentary performance. He is renowned for his ever-progressing C-Stunner range of intricate and sculptural eyewear made from found materials. He enacts an alter ego when wearing these glasses for his various themed self-portrait photographs. ‘Macho nne’ means ‘four eyes’ in Swahili and is the title Kabiru ascribes to the photographs, alluding to the transformation that occurs once he puts on the C-Stunner. The artist’s design for the C-Stunners are intuitive, each piece born from a story weaved into the materials he works with. The title Caribbean Peacock is imaginative and acts as a fantastical character reference. This work formed part of Kabiru’s acclaimed 22 piece series of photographs that marked his 2015 debut solo exhibition in South Africa. The entire first edition with the C-Stunners are currently part of the Zeitz MOCAA permanent collection in Cape Town.

Other examples from the edition are in the The Royal Portfolio Collection, Cape Town; The Scheryn Art Collection, Cape Town.

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Auction: Art, Life and Love: The Collection of Nwabisa Xayiya (Live Auction), Sun, 31st Oct 2021

This October, 2021, we are honoured to present Art, Life and Love:  The Collection of Nwabisa Xayiya, a single owner auction showcasing the cultivated taste and style of Nwabisa Xayiya.

The auction will offer best of class examples by great modernists as well as exciting contemporary pieces. Notable is a selection of work by painter George Pemba, whose brilliant palette held a special place in Nwabisa’s heart. There is also a set of impressive urban scenes and portraits by Gerard Sekoto and a rarely seen Alexis Preller, a glorious Robert Hodgins, and varied examples of Dumile Feni’s early work along with others from his later New York period.

Within the contemporary offering, there are outstanding works by Blessing Ngobeni, Sam Nhlengethwa, William Kentridge, Teresa Firmino, Athi-Patra Ruga, Kudzanai Chiurai, Nelson Makamo, Owusu-Ankomah and Nicholas Hlobo, amongst others. 

Viewing

Lots will be on view at the Xayiya residence: 63 4th Street, Houghton, Johannesburg
Saturday 23 October to Saturday 30 October from 10 am to 6 pm

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