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Summer Selections: Fine & Decorative Arts

Wed, Jul 19, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 464

Rosemary Karuga Collage of Figure

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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Rosemary Karuga (Kenyan, 1928-2021). Collage on paper depicting a figure pouring items out of a basket. Karuga was a teacher of renowned ceramicist Magdalene Odundo and has been associated with Wangechi Mutu. She was the first female artist to have studied at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.
Sight; height: 16 in x width: 11 1/2 in. Framed; height: 23 1/2 in x width: 19 in.


There is undulation to the sheet throughout. Most collage component are firmly attached; there are a few pieces that appear to be slightly loose, though none have come completely detached. The work is affixed between matboards; the verso has not been able to be completely inspected due to the nature of the mat. From what could be seen it appears that the collage elements are affixed to magazine paper or newspaper. Some light wear to the frame; framed under glass; the paper backing to the frame has been cut along 3 sides to allow for inspection.

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