Sophie is a domestic worker who wears elaborate Victorian dresses, sews superman outfits out of her uniform, and whose face appears on skyscrapers across Joburg. She is also the alter-ego and creation of 28-year-old artist Mary Sibande, who has seen her incarnation of Sophie go from small galleries to face of the world’s biggest art gallery.
In this episode of Extraordinary Joes we learn more about this young artist and how her and Sophie literally made it big in the art world.
Still photographs courtesy of – 2point8photo / Nadine Hutton and Delwyn Verasamy
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