A Painting by Skepta Just Sold for approximately $94,656

A painting by acclaimed British-Nigerian rapper Skepta sold at auction for £81,900 GBP (approximately $94,656 USD) at Sotheby’s having been part of the “Contemporary Curated” sale.

The piece, named “Mama Goes to Market”, depicts three African women — one of whom carries a child on her back.

In an interview with Financial Times, the rapper was quick to note that being a professional artist was not necessarily his motives behind the work. “I did it because I was just super-frustrated in my house” he said, adding that due to all the cancelled shows during spring of 2020, he just wanted a way to express himself and promptly “ordered the oil paints and the canvas [on Amazon].”

Although the buyer hasn’t been made known to the public, Skepta told the Financial Times that he is hopeful that either Jay-Z or Dave Chapelle would be the one to take it home.


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