Lubaina Himid: Theatre of the Divine (2019)

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Print: Full color digital archival print on Epson Hot Press Natural 330g/m2
Size: 610 x 508 mm (24 x 20 in)
Edition of 100
This work will come with a signed and numbered archival label adhered to the back of the print

Produced with the support of Kering, a global luxury group committed to the empowerment of women, this charitable limited-edition print is part of a portfolio celebrating Phaidon's Great Women Artists, the most extensive illustrated book on women artists ever published. The book tells the stories of over 400 artists spanning 500 years and reveals a parallel yet equally engaging history of art for an age that champions a great diversity of voices. The Great Women Artists print portfolio offers collectors the opportunity to acquire affordable works by some of the most celebrated and sought-after women artists of our time, while contributing to a worthy cause. Proceeds will benefit Promundo, a leading organization in advancing gender equality, and preventing violence against women through the education of young boys. Acquire this print on its own, or collect the entire suite, which includes editions by six artists featured in the book—Cecily Brown, Lubaina Himid, Bharti Kher, Catherine Opie, Jenny Saville, and Dana Schutz—who have worked closely with Artspace, Phaidon, and Kering to contribute works exclusively for the Great Women Artists portfolio.

A pioneer of the British Black Arts Movement of the 1980s and '90s, Lubaina Himid has long championed marginalized histories. Her drawings, paintings, sculptures, and textile works critique the consequences of colonialism and question the invisibility of people of color in art and the media. While larger historical narratives are often the driving force behind her images and installations, Himid's works beckon viewers by attending to the unmonumental details of daily life. Bright, graphic, and rich in color and symbolic referents, her images recall history paintings and eighteenth-century British satirical cartoons. In many works, the presence of language and poetry—sometimes drawn from the work of writers such as Audre Lorde, Essex Hemphill, or James Baldwin—punctuates the silence of her images with commands, instructions, or utterances that are at once stark and tender.

Himid was born in Zanzibar, Tanzania, in 1954, and lives and works in Preston, UK, where she is professor of contemporary art at the University of Central Lancashire. In 2017, Himid won the prestigious Turner Prize. Recent solo exhibitions include Kunstraum Tosterglope, Germany (2018); BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2018); Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2017); Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany (2017); Spike Island, Bristol, UK (2017); and Modern Art Oxford, UK (2017). She has participated in group exhibitions such as the Glasgow International (2018); the 10th Berlin Biennale (2018); the 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015); and the 10th Gwangju Biennale (2014), and will participate in the forthcoming Sharjah Biennial (2019). Her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions at the Seoul Museum of Art (2017); South London Gallery (2017); Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2017); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (106); Tate Liverpool (2014); Tate Britain (2012); and elsewhere.