Joachim Schönfeldt Untitled (Peafowl Hen) 2000

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Schönfeldt employs irony in mock-pedantic works about the commodification of traditional African objects and turns the question of authenticity and commodity onto his own work. The artist’s depiction of three-headed female animals is inspired by Hindu, Assyrian, and Greco-Roman iconography and relates to his interest in pan-African religion.

Gallery label from Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now, March 23–August 14, 2011 .
One from a series of four lithographs with embossing
composition (irreg.): 13 9/16 x 16" (34.5 x 40.6 cm); sheet (irreg.): 15 1/16 x 22 5/16" (38.2 x 56.6 cm)
The Artists' Press, White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa
The Artists' Press, White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Mary Ellen Oldenburg Fund
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© 2023 Joachim Schönfeldt
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