Gerard Quenum (Beninese, born 1971) 'Grand (Big One)' 212cm (83 7/16in) high.
Lot 174W
Gerard Quenum (Beninese, born 1971) 'Grand (Big One)' 212cm (83 7/16in) high.
£6,000 - 9,000
US$ 10,000 - 15,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
Gerard Quenum (Beninese, born 1971)
'Grand (Big One)'
wood, doll, plastic, metal
212cm (83 7/16in) high.

Footnotes

  • Like that of many contemporary African artists, Porto-Novo artist Gerard Quenum's work is composed of recycled objects whose diverse histories contribute much to the overall significance of the pieces themselves. But what gives his art its unique twist is his signature use of discarded dolls added to the mix of objets trouvés – that elevates the pieces into witty and whimsical 'portraits' of individuals or types observed in his local environment. These 'portraits' serve as a lens through which we see (or imagine we see) Africa itself.
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