Kudzanai-Violet Hwami

Tampon Incision Study 3 (SJW)

Found at Sothebys, London
Modern and Contemporary African Art, Lot 83
31. Mar - 31. Mar 2021
Estimate: 30.000 - 50.000 GBP
Price realised: 138.600 GBP
Kudzanai-Violet Hwami
Zimbabwean
b.1993
Tampon Incision Study 3 (SJW)
signed (on the reverse)
mixed media on paper
151 by 198cm., 59½ by 78in.
Framed: 160.5 by 208cm., 63¼ by 81¾in.
Acquired directly from artist by the present owner in 2017

Upper estimate price exceeded by more than 100%

This artwork by Kudzanai-Violet Hwami achieved an unexpectedly high price at Sothebys in London in March 2021. In the Modern and Contemporary African Art auction, the work Tampon Incision Study 3 (SJW) sold for GBP 138,600.00 (€ 162,819.30) - well above the upper estimate of GBP 50,000.00. However, buyers have had to dig much deeper into their pockets for other works by Kudzanai-Violet Hwami - we have observed the highest auction result to date for the work Skye Wanehanda (I), which sold at auction in April 2021 for HKD 3,780,000.00 (€ 404,708.23).

Oberer Schätzpreis um mehr als 100% übertroffen

Dieses Kunstwerk von Kudzanai-Violet Hwami erzielte im März 2021 bei Sothebys in London einen unerwartet hohen Preis. In der Auktion Modern and Contemporary African Art wurde die Arbeit Tampon Incision Study 3 (SJW) für GBP 138.600,00 (€ 162.819,30) versteigert – und damit weit über dem oberen Schätzpreis von GBP 50.000,00. Für andere Arbeiten von Kudzanai-Violet Hwami mussten die Käufer allerdings auch schon deutlich tiefer in die Tasche greifen – das bisher höchste Auktionsergebnis haben wir für die Arbeit Skye Wanehanda (I) beobachtet, die im April 2021 für HKD 3.780.000,00 (€ 404.708,23) versteigert wurde.

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