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Meschac Gaba (Benin, born 1961) Wheelbarrow

Lot 45: Meschac Gaba (Benin, born 1961) Wheelbarrow

Auction Date: Nov 23, 2020

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Description: Meschac Gaba (Benin, born 1961)
Wheelbarrow
banknotes, paper and wood
121 x 121cm (47 5/8 x 47 5/8in).
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Bonhams

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Meschac Gaba, Documenta Bicycle

Lot 302: Meschac Gaba, Documenta Bicycle

Auction Date: Nov 23, 2019

Estimate: €500 - €1,000

Description: 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....

Location: Krefeld, DE

Auction House: Kunst und Design Auktionshaus Schops Turowski

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

Lot 90: Meschac GABA Béninois - Né en 1961 Museum of Contemporary African Art in Sweden Tissu, toile et pièces de monnaies

Auction Date: Dec 30, 2018

Estimate: €25,000 - €30,000

Description: 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 €


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Location: Paris, FR

Auction House: Artcurial

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

Lot 101: Meschac GABA Béninois - Né en 1961 La Tour Velasca Cheveux synthétiques tressés et technique mixte, avec tête de mannequin

Auction Date: Dec 30, 2018

Estimate: €7,000 - €9,000

Description: 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 €


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Location: Paris, FR

Auction House: Artcurial

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

Lot 136: 'Meschac Gaba’s smile overtakes the eagle’s position on a dollar bill'

Auction Date: Jun 11, 2018

Estimate: €700 - €900

Description: - 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....

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Auction House: Adams Amsterdam Auctions

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Meschac Gaba's West African 1000 franc note

Lot 137: Meschac Gaba's West African 1000 franc note

Auction Date: Jun 11, 2018

Estimate: €400 - €600

Description: - 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....

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Auction House: Adams Amsterdam Auctions

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MESCHAC GABA | Le Pavé dans la Mère

Lot 36: MESCHAC GABA | Le Pavé dans la Mère

Auction Date: May 16, 2017

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Description: Textile and coins...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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MESCHAC GABA | 11 Diagonal Street, Johannesburg

Lot 100: MESCHAC GABA | 11 Diagonal Street, Johannesburg

Auction Date: May 16, 2017

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Description: braided artificial hair and mixed media...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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MESCHAC GABA | SA Reserve Bank Building, Pretoria

Lot 101: MESCHAC GABA | SA Reserve Bank Building, Pretoria

Auction Date: May 16, 2017

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Description: braided artificial hair and mixed media...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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Meschac Gaba (Benin, 1961) Dots

Lot 29: Meschac Gaba (Benin, 1961) Dots

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2016

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

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

Auction House: Bonhams

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Meschac Gaba (Benin, born 1961) Wheelbarrow

Lot 30: Meschac Gaba (Benin, born 1961) Wheelbarrow

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2016

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Description: 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.
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Bonhams

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

Lot 37: Meschac Gaba (Benin, born 1961) Voortrekker Monument (2007)

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2016

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Description: 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).
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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).
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Bonhams

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

Lot 61: Meschac Gaba (né en 1961)SA Reserve Bank Building, Pretoria, 2007

Auction Date: Jun 09, 2016

Estimate: €5,000 - €6,000

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


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Location: PARIS, FR

Auction House: Piasa

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

Lot 60: Meschac Gaba (né en 1961)11 Diagonal Street, Johannesburg, 2007

Auction Date: Jun 09, 2016

Estimate: €5,000 - €6,000

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


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Location: PARIS, FR

Auction House: Piasa

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

Lot 30: Meschac Gaba (b. 1961), Object, documenta Bicycle, 2012

Auction Date: Jun 20, 2014

Estimate: €1,600 - €2,000

Description: 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.

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Location: Berlin, DE

Auction House: Auctionata Paddle8 AG

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Gaba, Meschac 1961 Cotonou, Benin Humanist Space.

Lot 224: Gaba, Meschac 1961 Cotonou, Benin Humanist Space.

Auction Date: Jun 04, 2010

Estimate: €1,500 - €1,800

Description: 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.
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Location: Köln (Cologne), DE

Auction House: Van Ham Kunstauktionen

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MESCHAC GABA

Lot 43: MESCHAC GABA

Auction Date: Jun 01, 2010

Estimate: €900 - €1,200

Description: 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)...

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Auction House: Sotheby's

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Meschac Gaba (BENINESE, B. 1961)

Lot 14: Meschac Gaba (BENINESE, B. 1961)

Auction Date: May 20, 2009

Estimate: €4,000 - €6,000

Description: 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.
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Location: Amsterdam, NL

Auction House: Christie's

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Meschac Gaba (BENINESE, B. 1961)

Lot 130: Meschac Gaba (BENINESE, B. 1961)

Auction Date: May 20, 2009

Estimate: €500 - €700

Description: 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)
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Location: Amsterdam, NL

Auction House: Christie's

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