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Gary Frier - "Kaapse Klopse"
Sorry but this work has already been sold. may be willing to undertake a commission.
W: 900mm x H: 700mm x D: 10mm
Approx. Weight: 5kg
This work is unframed
US$ 815 SOLD
About "Kaapse Klopse"
These two minstrels where captured on their way up Wale street in Cape Town .The contentious Coon Carnival is a yearly minstrel festival in Cape Town beginning on New Years day and continues into January. Minstrels from America who first visited the Cape in 1848 (10 years after the then British colony had abolished slavery but years before emancipation) the American minstrels were white, but they blackened their faces with burnt cork. Inspired, the variation organized by local former slave population, took on a critical tongue in cheek festivity and many songs were written specifically to mock their former masters. The Festivities include street parades with singing and dancing, costume competitions and marches through the streets. Since 2002 local government and business have sponsored the carnival - not without accompanying scandals.
"I believe that making art is a compulsive act of self expression that can only be realized through the collaborative act of creating and experiencing. Creating art for me is about constantly reflecting on my place in the reality. Using art to express a emotional and intellectual and tactile value, discovering how to distill and interpret my interaction with what surrounds me and documenting that personal relationship.
His work is in many private collections in Africa, Europe, America and the U.K. and Asia
Zonnebloem Art centre,Cape Peninsula University of Technology
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