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Mikhael Subotzky

Lot number: 26

Details: Fancy-dress Competition, Beaufort West Agricultural Show

Light jet C print on Fuji Crystal Archive Paper

120 x 104 cm
47.2 x 40.9 in

This work is number 5 from an edition of 9

Executed in 2006

Provenance: Donated by the Artist

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000*

Artist biography:

Born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1981

Subotzky has worked as a photographer since graduating from the University of Cape Town in 2004. His final-year university project, entitled Die Vier Hoeke (The Four Corners), consisted of an in-depth study of the South African prison system. It has received widespread acclaim both in South Africa and internationally.

Subotzky has held solo exhibitions inside Pollsmoor Prison (2005), and Cape Town's Goodman Gallery (2006 and 2007). His work has also been exhibited in Basel, Miami, Bamako, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Turin, Verona, Canary Islands, Rome, Verona, Paris, London and New York.

His prints are held in the permanent collections of the South African National Gallery (Cape Town), The Johannesburg Art Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art (New York).

Amongst his collection of awards, he has won the Lou Stourmen Prize in 2009 and the KLM Paul Huf Award in 2007.

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