Upcoming Christie’s Auction to Feature 20th-Century PhotographersOct 19, 2020 10:00 EDT - Oct 28, 2020 12:00 EDT
Though South Africa’s 1996 constitution promised equality to all, the LGBTQIA+ community continues to suffer from violence and prejudice. Addressing this issue, photographer Zanele Muholi attempts to document the lives of South Africa’s marginalized communities. The focus of her work led the artist to become a visual activist. One of her noted works will be available in the upcoming Aperture auction, presented by Christie’s.
Standouts among the 66 lots offered in the sale include Hank Willis Thomas’ chromogenic print titled Black Power. The artist examines themes related to identity, history, and popular culture in this piece. Describing the perspective seen in most of Thomas’ work, the Portland Art Museum writes that “… he invites us to consider the role of popular culture in instituting discrimination and how art can raise critical awareness in the ongoing struggle for social justice and civil rights.” Another featured artist associated with visual art is LaToya Ruby Frazier. An acclaimed photographer, Frazier often employs a black-and-white documentary style in her work. Visit Christie’s to register to bid or view any of these lots.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (66)
# of Lots:66
Price Range:$2,500 - $25,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Vik Muniz (B. 1961) Pictures Of Paper: Heat Spell, After Weegee, 2008|| Estimate: |
|Zanele Muholi (B. 1972) Mumu Xv, Newington, London, 2016|| Estimate: |
|Latoya Ruby Frazier (B. 1982) Mom Relaxing My Hair, 2006|| Estimate: |
|Hank Willis Thomas (B. 1976) Black Power, 2006|| Estimate: |
|Herb Ritts (1952–2002) Draped Woman, Marrakech, 1985|| Estimate: |