The Autumn Auction 2020

10 DEC 2020 7:00 PM
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The Autumn Auction 2020 - Lot 50, Sarah Maple, Read My Lips The Autumn Auction 2020 - Lot 50, Sarah Maple, Read My Lips
The Autumn Auction 2020 - Lot 50, Sarah Maple, Read My Lips

50. Sarah Maple

Read My Lips

Signed (lower right)
Silk screen print
56 x 76 cm.
Created in 2016
This artwork is number 11 from an edition of 20


£250 - 450

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Typical of Sarah Maple, this work is a provocative, satirical take on a contemporary issue. 

Sarah Maple is known for her bold, witty, and occasionally controversial practice. She works in a wide variety of media (including painting, photography, sculpture, collage, and video) that challenge notions of identity, religion, feminism, violence, freedom of expression and the status quo. Much of Sarah’s inspiration originates from her mixed religious and cultural upbringing in the 1980’s in Eastbourne and she often employs self-portraiture, alongside her guerrilla-style performances, as a vehicle for her narrative. Her recent practice has focused on the disturbing parallels between the political climate in the US and the UK looking at themes of fear, division, toxic masculinity, and xenophobia. Sarah often references the work of other artists in her own, especially the YBA sharp humour and satirical eye.


Education: BA in Fine Art, Kingston University, London, in 2007.
Recent solo exhibitions: Sarah Maple's Nazi Sexy Shark Show, Jealous Gallery, 2020, The Untitled Space, New York, 2019, KochxBos Gallery, Amsterdam, 2017, The Cob Gallery, London, 2015.

Awards: Sky Arts Scholarship in 2015 and 4 New Sensation Art Prize in 2007.

Sarah has had new work recently commissioned by The Baltic, New Art Exchange and Sky Arts.

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