(Cameroonian, b. 1966)
Crystal, raffia, cloth, rubber, plastic bags, chicken feathers, wood (probably eucalyptus), paint, tempera, nail polish, string, foam, plastic, adhesive, and other mixed media
Height: 132 cm (51 15/16 in.)
© Pascale Marthine Tayou Studio, RICHARD TAITTINGER GALLERY, New York, and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana
Severance and Greta Millikin Trust 2018.204
Tayou, who is male, uses the feminine versions of his first and middle names: Pascal and Martin.
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.
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