Fashion icons, a barely-dry painting by Ghanaian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey which was estimated at £30,000 to £40,000, sold for £340,200 at Phillips’ October 15 evening sale of 20th-century and contemporary art in London.
That was a new personal auction record for Serge Attukwei Clottey.
The Labadi-based artist works across installation, performance, photography and sculpture.
He started exhibiting his works around 2003. He attended the Ghanatta College of Art and Design in Accra, then later moved to Brazil where he attended Guignard University of Art of Minas Gerais. In 2019 he received an Honorary Doctorate of Art from the University of Brighton.
Serge Attukwei Clottey is the creator of Afrogallonism, an artistic concept, which he describes as ‘an artistic concept to explore the relationship between the prevalence of the yellow oil gallons in regards to consumption and necessity in the life of the modern African.’
As the founder of Ghana’s GoLokal, he tries to transform society through art.
His work has been presented in solo exhibitions at The Mistake Room, Los Angeles; Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco; Gallery 1957, Accra; Gnyp, Berlin; Lorenzelli Arte, Milan; Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium Foundation, Oslo.
His works have also been included in recent group exhibitions at Desert X, Palm Desert; Christie’s Beverly Hills, Los Angeles; The Moody Center, Rice University, Houston; Iziko South Africa National Gallery, Cape Town; UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles.
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