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        • Meschac Gaba (Benin, born 1961) Wheelbarrow
          Nov. 23, 2020

          Meschac Gaba (Benin, born 1961) Wheelbarrow

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          Meschac Gaba (Benin, born 1961) Wheelbarrow banknotes, paper and wood 121 x 121cm (47 5/8 x 47 5/8in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

          Bonhams
        • Meschac Gaba, Documenta Bicycle
          Nov. 23, 2019

          Meschac Gaba, Documenta Bicycle

          Est: €500 - €1,000

          Documenta bike. Part of the installation Humanist Space from the Museum of Contemporary Africa Art 1997-2002, presented at Documenta XI, 2002. 105 x 190 x 64 cm. Labeled on the back of the license plate: GN374 / HUMANIST SPACE / MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY / AFRICAN ART IN KASSEL. Signed below the center bar on the sign: HUMANIST SPACE / MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY / AFRICAN ART IN KASSEL / [email protected]. During the duration of Documenta 100 bikes of this type could be borrowed. The proceeds from the rental were provided for humanitarian purposes.

          Kunst und Design Auktionshaus Schops Turowski
        • Meschac GABA Béninois - Né en 1961 La Tour Velasca Cheveux synthétiques tressés et technique mixte, avec tête de mannequin
          Dec. 30, 2018

          Meschac GABA Béninois - Né en 1961 La Tour Velasca Cheveux synthétiques tressés et technique mixte, avec tête de mannequin

          Est: €7,000 - €9,000

          Meschac GABA Béninois - Né en 1961 La Tour Velasca Cheveux synthétiques tressés et technique mixte, avec tête de mannequin h: 60 w: 28 d: 28 cm Provenance : Collection particulière, Italie Commentaire : Braided artificial hair and mixed media, with mannequin head Estimation 7 000 - 9 000 €

          Artcurial
        • Meschac GABA Béninois - Né en 1961 Museum of Contemporary African Art in Sweden Tissu, toile et pièces de monnaies
          Dec. 30, 2018

          Meschac GABA Béninois - Né en 1961 Museum of Contemporary African Art in Sweden Tissu, toile et pièces de monnaies

          Est: €25,000 - €30,000

          Meschac GABA Béninois - Né en 1961 Museum of Contemporary African Art in Sweden Tissu, toile et pièces de monnaies h: 193 w: 146 cm Provenance : Collection particulière, Italie Commentaire : Fabric, canvas and coins Estimation 25 000 - 30 000 €

          Artcurial
        • Meschac Gaba's West African 1000 franc note
          Jun. 11, 2018

          Meschac Gaba's West African 1000 franc note

          Est: €400 - €600

          - GABA, Meschac (Beninese, Dutch 1961). Porte de no retour, 2004. Pigmented inkjet print, cut out by hand, number 5 from the edition of 30; framed behind glass. Good condition.

          Adams Amsterdam Auctions
        • 'Meschac Gaba’s smile overtakes the eagle’s position on a dollar bill'
          Jun. 11, 2018

          'Meschac Gaba’s smile overtakes the eagle’s position on a dollar bill'

          Est: €700 - €900

          - GABA, Meschac (Beninese, Dutch 1961). 4 World financial center, 2004. Pigmented inkjet print, cut out by hand, number 9 from the edition of 30; framed behind glass. Several unobtrusive scratches, else good.

          Adams Amsterdam Auctions
        • MESCHAC GABA | SA Reserve Bank Building, Pretoria
          May. 16, 2017

          MESCHAC GABA | SA Reserve Bank Building, Pretoria

          Est: £5,000 - £8,000

          braided artificial hair and mixed media

          Sotheby's
        • MESCHAC GABA | 11 Diagonal Street, Johannesburg
          May. 16, 2017

          MESCHAC GABA | 11 Diagonal Street, Johannesburg

          Est: £5,000 - £8,000

          braided artificial hair and mixed media

          Sotheby's
        • MESCHAC GABA | Le Pavé dans la Mère
          May. 16, 2017

          MESCHAC GABA | Le Pavé dans la Mère

          Est: £20,000 - £30,000

          Textile and coins

          Sotheby's
        • Meschac Gaba (Benin, born 1961) Voortrekker Monument (2007)
          Oct. 06, 2016

          Meschac Gaba (Benin, born 1961) Voortrekker Monument (2007)

          Est: £7,000 - £10,000

          Meschac Gaba (Benin, born 1961) Voortrekker Monument (2007) braided artificial hair and mixed media, with fibreglass bust 60 x 28cm (23 5/8 x 11in). Footnotes Provenance Michael Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg. Private collection, South Africa. Exhibited Johannesburg, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Tresses, August to September 2007. Literature Michael Stevenson and the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Tresses and Other Recent Projects, (Johannesburg, 2007), illustrated. Voortrekker Monument belongs to the artist's Tresses series, in which he recreates iconic architecture in the form of braided hair sculptures. The project originated in 2006 when Gaba undertook a research trip to South Africa. Travelling around Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria, he selected ten buildings to work with, photographing them and making sketches. On returning to his studio in Cotonou, Benin, he reconstructed the buildings from artificial hair. The present lot depicts the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria. These 'wig buildings' were the subject of his first solo exhibition in South Africa at the Michael Stevenson Gallery in Johannesburg. Other buildings to receive his attention were the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town and the Sentech Tower in Johannesburg. Kitsch and easily identifiable, the hair sculptures wryly critique the increasing consumerism of the tourist industry. The artist suggests that whilst technological advances have made international travel more accessible, it has also trivialised the experience. Bibliography Michael Stevenson and the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Tresses and Other Recent Projects, (Johannesburg, 2007).

          Bonhams
        • Meschac Gaba (Benin, born 1961) Wheelbarrow
          Oct. 06, 2016

          Meschac Gaba (Benin, born 1961) Wheelbarrow

          Est: £4,000 - £6,000

          Meschac Gaba (Benin, born 1961) Wheelbarrow banknotes, paper and wood 121 x 121cm (47 5/8 x 47 5/8in). Footnotes Provenance Private collection, Netherlands. For Gaba, the wheelbarrow is an object of symbolic importance. In 2014, the artist exhibited a wall-mounted coin bank in the shape of a stylised barrow entitled Bankivi: Workers' Bank at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, USA. The title of the work emphasizes that this is a savings account, not a donations box. It communicates Gaba's belief that individual contribution and collective investment are of greater benefit to the developing world than isolated acts of charity. The present lot has been wrapped in decommissioned Central African franc banknotes; a stark visual reminder that the current institutions need reform. The global economy and economic exchange between Africa and the West has preoccupied Gaba since the late 1990's. Born in Cotonou, Benin, but raised in the Netherlands, the artist has a foot in both camps. His dual identity caused him to question the the relationship between the 'first' and 'third' world, and consider how the existing systems might be restructured. The wheelbarrow 'banks' encourage us to engage with the problem of Africa's struggling economies at a personal level. In choosing to deposit a coin, the visitor is indicating their support for international collaboration. Since completing his studies at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, Meschac Gaba has exhibited at numerous international fairs such as the 50th Venice Biennial in 2003 and Documenta 11 in 2002. Tate Modern in London acquired a major installation in 2013, entitled Museum of Contemporary African Art. He is now a household name across the world.

          Bonhams
        • Meschac Gaba (Benin, 1961) Dots
          Oct. 06, 2016

          Meschac Gaba (Benin, 1961) Dots

          Est: £4,000 - £6,000

          Meschac Gaba (Benin, 1961) Dots acrylic and banknotes on canvas 111 x 81.5cm (43 11/16 x 32 1/16in).

          Bonhams
        • Meschac Gaba (né en 1961)SA Reserve Bank Building, Pretoria, 2007
          Jun. 09, 2016

          Meschac Gaba (né en 1961)SA Reserve Bank Building, Pretoria, 2007

          Est: €5,000 - €6,000

          Meschac Gaba (né en 1961) SA Reserve Bank Building, Pretoria, 2007 Cheveux artificiels tressés et pièces de monnaie 61 x 30 x 30 cm

          Piasa
        • Meschac Gaba (né en 1961)11 Diagonal Street, Johannesburg, 2007
          Jun. 09, 2016

          Meschac Gaba (né en 1961)11 Diagonal Street, Johannesburg, 2007

          Est: €5,000 - €6,000

          Meschac Gaba (né en 1961) 11 Diagonal Street, Johannesburg, 2007 Cheveux artificiels tressés et pièces de monnaie 63 x 21 x 31cm

          Piasa
        • Meschac Gaba (b. 1961), Object, documenta Bicycle, 2012
          Jun. 20, 2014

          Meschac Gaba (b. 1961), Object, documenta Bicycle, 2012

          Est: €1,600 - €2,000

          Koran man's bicycle Sweden/Germany, 2012 Meschac Gaba (b. 1961) - African artist Fitted with the registration plate 'EM 991' on the rear mudguard Overall length: 189 cm; height of the handlebars: 115 cm Very good condition Provenance: Private collection, Germany Original documenta bicycle that was part of a popular art project at the eleventh edition of the world art show; the bicycles originally derived from the Swedish army The present gold lacquered bicycle originally belonged to a bicycle rental that was part of an art project initiated by the documenta 11 participant Meschac Gaba. The idea was that the visitors were encouraged to rent a bike for a small amount of money, in order to use it for their exhibition tour. Meschac Gaba additionally established a library and a museum shop, which should also contribute to his approach of an imaginary 'Museum of Contemporary African Art'. In essence, these actions were intended to express the artist's critical attitude towards the Western museum concept, according to which museums are often used as instruments of power and domination regarding the definition and proclamation of cultural and economic values. The bicycle is fitted with the characteristic plate 'HUMANIST SPACE. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART IN KASSEL' at the top tube. The rear mudguard is equipped with the typical registration plate 'EM 991'. The bicycle features a back pedal brake, a dynamo lighting and a bell. The piece is in very good overall condition with only light traces of age and wear. There is a small dip at the lower end of the front mudguard and the bicycle fork is slightly scratchy. The bell as well as the head tube show a few rust spots. The height of the handlebars is 115 cm and the height of the bicycle rack is 77.5 cm. The overall length of the bike is 189 cm. Meschac Gaba (b. 1961) Meschac Gaba, actually Ekué Woekedje Meschac Gaba, was born in Benin and began his artistic career as an self-taught artist. A foundation enabled him in 1990 to travel to France, which was followed by further stays in Senegal and the Ivory Coast. In 1996, the artist was finally admitted to study at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. Since the late 1990s Gaba's works have been presented to an international audience; his most significant exhibitions include the documenta 11 in Kassel and the 50th Biennale in Venice. In his works, the artist especially focuses on Africa and examines socio-political issues such colonialism and globalization. Works by Meschac Gaba can be found, for instance, at the Tate Modern in London. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance. Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in the art market the following applies: As a result of its membership in the AV Kunst, Auctionata charges additionally to the hammer price the contribution to the AV Kunst of currently 2.1% of the revenues from the sale of fine arts and photographs pro rata towards the buyer. More information about royalty right in our T&C.

          Auctionata Paddle8 AG
        • Gaba, Meschac 1961 Cotonou, Benin Humanist Space.
          Jun. 04, 2010

          Gaba, Meschac 1961 Cotonou, Benin Humanist Space.

          Est: €1,500 - €1,800

          Gaba, Meschac 1961 Cotonou, Benin Humanist Space. Museum of Contemporary African Art in Kassel. Bicycle. 2009. Mixed media (iron, rubber, ...), polychromed ochre. 114,5 x 188 x 62cm. Numbered EM 991. The bicycles were at the visitors' disposal during Meschac Gaba's biggest exhibition so far, "Museum of Contemporary African Art & More", held from 29th August to 15ht November 2009 in the Fridericianum in Kassel.

          Van Ham Kunstauktionen
        • MESCHAC GABA
          Jun. 01, 2010

          MESCHAC GABA

          Est: €900 - €1,200

          MESCHAC GABA B. 1961 SERIES ARTIST WITH AMERICAN INSPIRATION (BANKNOTES AMERICA POSTERS: PART OF THE INSTALLATION TRESSES ) 2004 digital prints edition 3 x 11/30 3 x 18/30 46 x 109 cm / 18.11 x 42.91" (6)

          Sotheby's
        • Meschac Gaba (BENINESE, B. 1961)
          May. 20, 2009

          Meschac Gaba (BENINESE, B. 1961)

          Est: €4,000 - €6,000

          Meschac Gaba (BENINESE, B. 1961) Flatiron Building, New York (Wig Building) metal wire frame, cloth cover, synthetic braided hair and a mannequin 96 x 28 x 23 cm. Executed in 2008. This work is unique.

          Christie's
        • Meschac Gaba (BENINESE, B. 1961)
          May. 20, 2009

          Meschac Gaba (BENINESE, B. 1961)

          Est: €500 - €700

          Meschac Gaba (BENINESE, B. 1961) Tu Aimes, Tu Achète (You Like, You Buy) the one signed 'Jonathan Gaba Meschac Gaba'; and the other signed 'Johannes Gaba Meschac Gaba' (both lower centre) inkjet print, pen, fineliner, markers on paper each: 20 x 28.5 cm. Drawn in 2009. This work is unique. (4)

          Christie's
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