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Reinventing Tradition: Esther Mahlangu by Sotheby's

ESTHER MAHLANGU PHOTOGRAPHED AT HER HOME IN SOUTH AFRICA. COURTESY BMW.


South African artist Esther Mahlangu is known for her brightly coloured paintings and murals in the Ndebele tradition. Her work has captured the attention of audiences across the globe, and in a career spanning decades Mahlangu has devoted much of her time to community projects in her local village — teaching young women and girls the techniques that were passed down from her mother and grandmother, whilst maintaining a strong presence on the international contemporary art scene. On a recent visit to London to promote South Africa: The Art of a Nation at the British Museum, she sat down with Sotheby's Head of Modern and Contemporary African Art, Hannah O'Leary to discuss her life, work and bringing her cultural heritage to the world.

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ESTHER MAHLANGU'S HOUSE, 1989, INSTALLED AT MAGICIENS DE LA TERRE, POMPIDOU CENTRE, PARIS.

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South Africa: The Art of a Nation continues at the British Museum until 26 February 2017.


ESTHER MAHLANGU, MALE TORSO, 2015. ESTIMATE: £4,000—6,000.




Modern and Contemporary African Art

16 May 2017 | London



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