ABDOULAYE KONATÉ | KORÉ DOUGAW
40,000 to - 60,000 GBP
Structure: Structure is stable. Strips appear stable.
Surface: Areas of discolouration on the reverse. Some light fraying to strips, this is in line with the nature of the material.
Summary: The work is in very good condition.
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Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
Bourguignons, Jean-Paul Blachère Foundation, Chambre Malienne: Abdoulaye Konate, Amahiguere Dolo, May-September 30, 2006, illustrated in colour in the catalogue p. 2, 6, 14 + detail on cover
The Koré Dougaw are members of the Koré, one of the main initiation societies of the Bambara people from West Africa. They are often associated with clowns due to their costumes and demeanour during large public festivals. The present lot was one of the first created using Konate's signature strip technique.