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    Sale 5883

    20th Century British Art including The Olga Davenport Collection

    25 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 168

    Nicky Hoberman (b. 1967)

    My Precious

    Price Realised  


    Nicky Hoberman (b. 1967)
    My Precious
    signed and dated 'Nicky Hoberman 97' (on the canvas-overlap), inscribed 'my precious' (on the stretcher)
    oil on canvas, unframed
    84 x 107¾ in. (213.4 x 273.7 cm.)

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    'That Nicky Hoberman's paintings are able to engender a critique of contemporary society has been proved by their critical reception. The child's identity as social construction, play-acting as an expression of darker possibilities, and the negotiation of sexuality within fantasy, are among the issues that her work opens up to scrutiny. In general Hoberman's work has demonstrated that the representation of children draw attention to many taboos at work in our society' (see M. Finch, Prime Cuts Nicky Hoberman, London, 1998, p. 9).

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    with Entwistle, London, where purchased by the present owner.