Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou
- Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou
- Untitled (Demoiselles de Port-Novo Series)
- 180 by 130cm., 71 by 51in.
- Executed in 2012
Acquired from the above by present owner
London, Saatchi Gallery, Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America, 2014, illustrated in the catalogue p. 35
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In combining the setting of modern architecture, with bare breasted women wearing ethnographic masks, Agbodjelou addresses the evolving nature of African identity. ‘Demoiselles de Porto-Novo’ series is a continuation from ‘Citizens of Porto Novo’, which explored the masculinity of Porto-Novo’s bodybuilders juxtaposed with the femininity of flowers.