109
109
Amon Kotei
TWO WOMEN
Estimate
5,0008,000
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109
Amon Kotei
TWO WOMEN
Estimate
5,0008,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern and Contemporary African Art

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London

Amon Kotei
1915 - 2011
TWO WOMEN
signed and dated 1982 (upper left)
oil on canvas
53 by 96 cm., 21 by 37¾ in
Painted in 1982
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Provenance

Private collection, London (acquired from the artist in 1980s)
Acquired from the above to the present owner by descent

Catalogue Note

Facing each other, the two women sit in conversation amidst a bustle of activity illustrated with vibrant broad gestures of colour. Kotei’s use of a palette knife creates thick strokes which place focus on the multi-coloured energy of yellow, red, and blue tones. His generous use of colour in painting daily street life and market scenes is reminiscent of impressionist and expressionist styles.

Amon Kotei is widely celebrated for designing Ghana’s National Coat of Arms in 1957, which was commissioned by the first President Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. From 1949 – 1952, Amon Kotei studied at the London School of Printing and Graphic Arts, after attending at Achimota College as one of its first art students.

Modern and Contemporary African Art

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London