Stanley Faraday Pinker (South African/British, 1924-2012) Mother and Child
Lot 72
Stanley Faraday Pinker
(South African/British, 1924-2012)
Mother and Child
£10,000 - 15,000
US$ 16,000 - 23,000

Lot Details
Stanley Faraday Pinker (South African/British, 1924-2012)
Mother and Child
signed 'S F Pinker' (lower right)
oil on board
75.5 x 35cm (29 3/4 x 13 3/4in).

Footnotes

  • The race of these sitters is ambiguous. Pinker claimed that racial considerations did not inform his art:

    "There was no political statement in using a black model in the mid 1960s. I never thought of that, I thought of the painting at the time as carrying no meaning at all, being simply a delight to the eye and senses."

    However, segregation was at its zenith in the 1960s and race would have inevitably permeated every aspect of cultural life. The very ambiguity of the mother and child in this work reflect the politicization of race under the apartheid regime.

    Bibliography
    M. Stevenson, Stanley Pinker, Cape Town, 2004, p.30.
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