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Lot 262

Esther Mahlangu Ndebele Patterns 1999 Acrylic Ptg

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Mahlangu, Esther (South African/Ndebele, contemporary), Untitled Ndebele Patterns, 1999, acrylic on canvas, signed and dated (March 20th) along the bottom edge, 22.75 x 23.5 inches, in a white wood floater frame 25 x 25.75 inches. Mahlangu exhibited at the Three Rivers Art Festival, Pittsburgh, in June of 1999, and we believe that this piece was most likely acquired from that show, however we do not have any documentation to confirm this. Esther Mahlangu is a multi-award winning visual artist, and much loved South African cultural ambassador. The bold Ndebele inspired artworks for which she is globally acclaimed grace many of the most respected museums, private, public and corporate collections. Firmly anchored in her traditional Ndebele culture, and choosing to live in rural Mpumalanga, Dr Mahlangu continues to spend considerable time in many of the largest and most modern cities collaborating with museums, art fairs and curators. She is considered a visionary and a disruptor, being the first person to reimagine traditional Ndebele design in contemporary mediums, and she has painted anything from canvas, walls, ceramic pots, sneakers and doors to cars, bicycles, motorbikes and skateboard decks.


In good condition, with a few instances of small brown spots to the central white section, possibly inherent. Merchandise will be packed and transported by the purchaser at their own risk and expense. A list of recommended shippers is on our website: .

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