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British rapper Skepta debuts his first painting and guest curates Sotheby’s auction: bids close 13 Sept

British rapper Skepta debuts his first painting and guest curates Sotheby’s auction: bids close 13 Sept

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He is one of UK’s most prominent grime musicians and producers, now he add artist and curator to his resume.
The award-winning British-Nigerian performer guest curates a section of the upcoming “Contemporary Curated” sale, Sotheby’s initiative which has seen famous figures like Oprah and the late Virgil Abloh — take up play role of a co-curator.
Featuring works from both emerging and established artists this years it includes a painting by Skepta’s himself.

He describes the works as “Mama Goes to Market,” as a “brought-together memory of Nigeria,”, It is his first painting and was created during a Covid-19 lockdown in 2020.

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Mama Goes to Market

Estimate:

40,000 – 60,000 GBP

Current bid:

40,000

GBP

(1 bid, reserve met)

Lot closes:

5 days, 5 hours

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b. 1982

Mama Goes to Market

signed and dated 2021

oil and spray paint on canvas

100 by 119.9 cm. 39⅜ by 47¼ in.

framed: 104.8 by 125.1 cm. 41¼ by 49¼ in.

Executed in 2020-2021.

This work has been tagged by Slawn, Chito and Goldie.

The present work was originally painted in 2020, by the British rapper, songwriter and record producer Skepta. He then took the painting to the graphic artist Chito’s collaboration with Givenchy, where people could bring any item to be transformed with Chito’s signature tag. Seen on the walls of Skepta’s painting alongside tags by the graphic artist Slawn and the producer and DJ Goldie, Mama goes to market becomes a focal point for artistic collaboration.

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