Your story #1 by Thebe Phetogo

R2,200.00 R1,900.00


Your story #1 by Thebe Phetogo

R2,200.00 R1,900.00


hand painted leather jacket by the Cape Town artist Thebe Phetogo

Title – Your story #1

Leather type – lambskin and flux lining

Condition – Vintage

Style – Duffel Arctic Coat Leather Jacket

Paint – Water based acrylic

Approximate size – Men’s Large


Exert from the artist “My most recent body work dealt with cultural symbols – both traditional and contemporary – and one of the contemporary symbols I used was the hat. The hat motif figures in both the jackets I have worked on in different ways. The imagery for the first jacket takes inspiration from Van Gogh’s series of flower paintings but with a playful twist to depict a bouquet of hats in a bucket hat vase instead. The other draws inspiration from signage and sign painting and features a background inspired by shweshwe fabric patterns, which is another motif I have previously worked with. Other elements used on the jacket reference graphic art, with a raindrop skull (which may or may not be a nod to the water crisis) and a square, abstracted face on both sleeves of the jacket.”

The coat Thebe painted is an extraordinary want to say the least. It’s a lambskin duffel coat with a flux lining, designed to be a cultural phenomenon on drawing inspiration from underground London hip-hop culture. Thebe has reinterpreted the original style of the jacket by drawing inspiration from South African culture and its own imagination.

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