The sweet sharp taste of limes

Lubaina Himid (1954 - )

Giclée print on paper


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  • About the work
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection
  • About the artist
    Born in Zanzibar in 1954, Lubaina Himid moved to the UK as a child, where she studied Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Art and Cultural History at the Royal College of Art. For over 40 years, she has actively encouraged the promotion and support of the Black Arts Movement, particularly work by women. In the 1980s and ‘90s, she curated a number of important group exhibitions including ‘The Thin Black Line' (ICA, 1985) and 'Unrecorded Truths' (Elbow Room, 1986). Himid currently lives and works in Preston and is Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire. She is the winner of the 2017 Turner Prize. Selected solo exhibitions include: ‘Spotlights’, Tate Britain (2019); ‘The Grab Test’, Frans Hals Museum (2019); and ‘Work from Underneath’, New Museum (2019). In 2021 Himid will present a major monographic exhibition at Tate Modern, London.
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    The sweet sharp taste of limes
    Number 21 in an edition of 50
    Giclée print on paper
    Purchased from Chisenhale Gallery, January 2019
    Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK; from whom purchased by UK Government Art Collection, 2019
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