Sauveteur 3

Sauveteur 3

2014

Pascale Marthine Tayou

(Cameroonian, b. 1966)

Crystal, mixed media

Height: 132 cm (51 15/16 in.)

Severance and Greta Millikin Trust 2018.204

Fun Fact

Tayou, who is male, uses the feminine versions of his first and middle names: Pascal and Martin.

Description

The ethereal Sauveteur 3 draws its form from canonical power figures of central Africa, notably Kongo nkisi nkondo. Embellished with a range of found materials around the upper torso, the sculpture combines visual strategies in African art, traditional practices by African ritual specialists to activate power objects, and contextual references to everyday experiences to make shrewd commentary on present-day society.

See also
Collection: 
African Art
Department: 
African Art
Type of artwork: 
Glass

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