Lot 44
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MALANGATANA NGWENYA | Esperando da Paz

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8,000 - 12,000 GBP
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Description

  • Malangatana Ngwenya
  • Esperando da Paz
  • signed (lower right), signed and dated 1995 (on the reverse)
  • acrylic on canvas
  • 123.5 by 218cm., 48½ by 85¾in.

Provenance

Private Collection, Mozambique
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Maputo, Feira International de Moçambique, 1995 

Catalogue Note

This work by Malangatana was created during FACIM (Mozambique International Trade Show) and is signed on the reverse by various prominent Mozambican officials, including former President, Joaquim Chissano. President Chissano was Mozambique's second President and served from 1986-2006.  In 1992 Chissano ended the Mozambican civil war, which had begun 15 years before in 1977. Prior to his tenure, Chissano was instrumental in negotating Mozambique's independence from Portugal and served as the independent nation's first  Minister of Foreign Affairs.
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