Feb 21, 2019 - Sale 2499

Sale 2499 - Lot 229

Price Realized: $ 87,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 45,000
MALICK SIDIBÉ (1936-2016)
Installation of 38 exuberant photographs highlighting graphic elements of West African culture, including thoughtful studio portraits, dynamic group shots, and lively scenes of everyday life; 19 of the frames with locally informed reverse-painted motifs. Silver prints, the objects measuring 4 3/4x3 1/2 to 19 3/4x23 1/2 inches (12.1x8.9 to 50.2x59.7 cm.), and the reverse, each presented in Sidibé's custom frames fabricated with recycled materials, including brightly-colored reverse painted glass, cardboard, and string, sealed with paper tape; 35 with Sidibé's signature and dates, and most with a title (in French), in ink, on frame recto, and 3 on image recto; each with the Jack Shainman Gallery label on frame verso. 1964-2001; framed 2003

Additional Details

Acquired from Jack Shainman Gallery; to a Private Collector, in the early 2000s.