Artwork date: 2013
Estimated at R120,000 - R180,000
Artwork date: 2013
diameter: 200 cm
The repeated banana motif rendered in collaged pieces of vivid yellow felt, makes this work by Jody Paulsen seductively tactile. Drawing primarily from his personal life, Paulsen produced Eat Me in 2013, as a celebration of sexuality and self-love.The artist uses recurring images of fresh summer fruits, lush palm leaves, brightly coloured flowers and exotic creatures throughout his work to create a tropical utopia, away from a world where difference is often rejected. The title of this piece, Eat Me, serves as a cheeky, yet defiant idiomatic expression against these same oppressive forces.Although felt is a material typically associated with craft, Paulsen uses it to tackle more serious themes – a witty paradox which has come to characterise his work.
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Auction: Historic, Modern & Contemporary Art, Sun, 3rd Mar 2019
Aspire Art Auctions set a new bar for the market in its Autumn 19 Auction in Cape Town, with a South African auction record for its cover lot.
An early work, by international star Marlene Dumas, Love Lost (1973/4) achieved R7 283 200, more than doubling its pre-sale estimate of R3 000 000. Further successful sales included a range of paintings by Alexis Preller from across his career, and new world records for work by Jane Alexander, Simphiwe Ndzube, and Moshekwa Langa. These results further establish Aspire’s growing reputation as the discerning auction house for handling contemporary South African art.
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