Iké Udé, Sartorial Anarchy #5, 2013. Pigment on German satin rag paper, 137.2 x 91.7 cm. Edition of 3, 3 AP

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IKÉ UDÉ
Bio: Nigerian, b. 1964
Title: Sartorial Anarchy #5, 2013
Medium: Pigment on German satin rag paper
Size: 137.2 x 91.7 cm
Edition of 3, 3 AP
Acquired by: NSU Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Artist represented by: Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai
Acquisition date: 2021
Iké Udé, Sartorial Anarchy #5, 2013. Pigment on German satin rag paper, 137.2 x 91.7 cm. Edition of 3, 3 AP
Iké Udé, Sartorial Anarchy #5, 2013. Pigment on German satin rag paper, 137.2 x 91.7 cm. Edition of 3, 3 AP

“Sartorial Anarchy #5” is a “fashion field without borders”, according to Ude. The work assembles costumes and elements of dress from across time and geographies, reorganising them into something new, far beyond their original meaning or usage. As the artist says, “The resulting composition obtains the illusion of coherence, but upon closer examination, one finds that the sartorial elements employed do not necessarily belong or ought to belong together. Nonetheless, the ensembles work. In this tension, there is an order of illusion, produced by the illusion of order, and this is an essential play that motivates my work.”

Copyright: © Iké Udé
Courtesy of Leila Heller Gallery
Credit line: NSU Art Museum Fort
Lauderdale; purchased with funds
provided by Michael and Dianne Bienes,
by exchange 2021.7

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