WISDOM KUDOWOR | BLUE SCAPE
signed and dated 1996 (lower left)
acrylic on canvas
90 by 120cm., 35½ by 47¼in.
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Structure: Canvas appears to be original and stable.
Surface: This work appears to be in excellent condition.
UV Light: Inspection under UV light reveals no clear signs of restoration or repair.
Summary: Excellent condition.
This work is unframed.
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Frontier Art Foundation, Amsterdam
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1998
Amsterdam, Frontier Art, Maison Descartes, Contemporary Painting from Ghana, 15 March-5 April 1998
The Hague, the old Flora Theatre, The Colour of Love is Blue, 15 December 2001-27 January 2002
Ghanaian master Wisdom 'Wiz' Kudowor’s work reflects the modern African environment and identity, with themes around the cosmology and mythology of African spirituality. A graduate of the prestigious College of Art at the then University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (now Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology or KNUST), Wiz is a member of Artists Alliance Gallery in Accra, Ghana, and his work can been seen in several Ghanaian institutions including the National Museum, the Nubuke Foundation and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, as well as in public collections in China, Japan, and the USA.