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R 950R 13,000



Ivan Smith

1 41cm x 41cm or 100cm x 100cm

Portrait featuring a Zulu woman wearing the traditional "isicholo" hat

This artwork is commissioned and requires up to 7 days lead time before shipping

This artwork is sold not framed - Images of the framed artwork are for illustration purpose only.

Afrocentric Pop Series
“isiZulu” is the language of the Zulu nation of KwaZulu Natal. It is the biggest language in South Africa, spoken by almost a quarter (23%) or about 12 million of the population.
This artwork is inspired by the most prominent adornment of the Zulu, the “isicholo” or married woman’s hat. The background is inspired by the Zulu baskets woven from multi coloured telephone wire.
I start by redrawing the reference photograph, remixing and repurposing the original photographer’s intention, by altering and reinterpreting it to reach a different audience.
My graphic pop artwork is rooted in technology, borrowing a variety of contradictory visual imagery (such as stickers, comic strips, social media icons). Through various digital processes, I manipulate, paint and layer these images in, behind and around a portrait, to create a whole new mixed media digital artwork.

All art is packaged professionnally in boxes or cardboard packaging.

International Shipping: If your shipping address is outside South Africa, your order may be subject to import duties and taxes when it reaches the destination. It is important to note that we cannot predict the amount of these charges and we have no control over them. Taxes and duties on imported goods must be paid by you. For more information, contact your local customs office before placing your order.

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Once the Products have been delivered to you at the shipping address, you have a period of 14 days in which you may return your order. Custom made or made-to-measure products are excluded from the cancellation and refund right.

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All work is created by the artist named on the artwork and is an original.

In case of works that are not unique such as Prints or Photographs, you will know how many copies have been produced and each work will be signed by the artist.

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