14th Sep, 2022 18:00

20th Century & Contemporary Art

 
  Lot 78
 
Lot 78 - Mohau  Modisakeng  (South Africa 1986-)

78

Mohau Modisakeng (South Africa 1986-)
Lefa 5

archival inkjet print on Epson UltraSmooth, diasec

Artwork date: 2016
Edition: from an edition of 16
Exhibited: Grahamstown, National Arts Festival; Pretoria, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum; Cape Town, Iziko South African National Gallery; Bloemfontein, Johannes Stegmann Art Gallery; Pietermaritzburg; Tatham Art Gallery; Johannesburg, Standard Bank Gallery; Potchefstroom, NWU Gallery Potchefstroom, LEFA LA NTATE, 2 July 2016 to 25 August 2017; Waltham, The Rose Art Museum, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum, 25 June 2021 - 16 June 2024

Estimated at R100,000 - R150,000


Condition Report

The overall condition is excellent.

Please note, we are not qualified conservators and these reports give our opinion as to the general condition of the works. We advise that bidders view the lots in person to satisfy themselves with the condition of prospective purchases.

 

archival inkjet print on Epson UltraSmooth, diasec

Artwork date: 2016
Edition: from an edition of 16
Exhibited: Grahamstown, National Arts Festival; Pretoria, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum; Cape Town, Iziko South African National Gallery; Bloemfontein, Johannes Stegmann Art Gallery; Pietermaritzburg; Tatham Art Gallery; Johannesburg, Standard Bank Gallery; Potchefstroom, NWU Gallery Potchefstroom, LEFA LA NTATE, 2 July 2016 to 25 August 2017; Waltham, The Rose Art Museum, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum, 25 June 2021 - 16 June 2024

(1)

150 x 150 x 6 cm

Provenance:

WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town.

Notes:

Lefa 5 formed part of Mohau Modisakeng’s critically acclaimed installation exhibition, Lefa La Ntate, presented nationally as the Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Arts in 2016. Translated to ‘My Father's Inheritance', the installation addressed the exploitation of labour and material extraction that formed part the South Africa’s violent colonial history, industrialisation and the current reality of migrant workers. The work is both political and spiritual, as the artist photographs himself submerged in coal with his face and eyes slightly visible and open to suggest healing and rebirth.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this lot will benefit art students on Feenix.org, an online fundraising platform that connects students and communities to fundraise towards achieving debt-free tertiary education.

Collections:

Other editions of this work are held in the Minneapolis Institute of Art Collection and the Rose Art Museum Collection.

The artist is represented in numerous local and international collections, notably, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town.; Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.; Scheryn Art Collection, Cape Town.; Saatchi Gallery, London and 21C Museum Hotel, Louisville.

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Auction: 20th Century & Contemporary Art, 14th Sep, 2022

 

Aspire Art will impress collectors with this focused, boutique-style auction. Including 81 carefully selected lots the sale boasts impressive examples by many of South Africa’s most celebrated artists. A fine selection of William Kentridge works, including two original drawings, Eduardo Villa sculptures, painting by Robert Hodgins and Walter Battiss and a wonderful early Penny Siopis drawing are on offer.

Also featured are two special sections – Black Modernism and Photography. Aspire has firmly cemented itself as a champion of both these collecting segments and collectors will be spoilt for choice with a rare drawing by Dumile Feni as well as works by other modernists including Gerard Sekoto, George Pemba and Lucas Sithole and photographs by David Goldblatt, Mohau Modisakeng and Simphiwe Ndzube amongst others.

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Viewing is from Friday 9 to Wednesday 14 September.

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