SAMUEL FOSSO | LE CHEF: CELUI A VENDU L'AFRIQUE AUX COLONS, TATI SERIES, 1997
LE CHEF: CELUI A VENDU L'AFRIQUE AUX COLONS, TATI SERIES, 1997
4 of an edition of 8
102 by 102cm., 40 by 40in.(image); 106.5 by 106.5cm., 42in by 42in.(sheet)
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Surface: There appear to be a few slight handling marks and bumps across the sheet, all in the margins and away from the image. On close inspection, there are a few creases on the image such as in the lower left corner, to the right side of the stool and between the sitter's feet and bag, as well as a handful of other places, only visible in raking light. The work is undulated due to rolled storage.
Summary: This excepting the work is in excellent condition and exhibits very strong tones and contrast.
Please note that this work is framed.
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Tickle & Stir Ltd, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Maria Francesca Bonetti & Guido Schlinkert, Samuel Fosso, 5 Continents editions, Milan, 2004, illustrated in colour p. 146-147 (another example)
Chris Spring, Angaza Africa: African Art Now, Laurence King Publishers, 2008, illustrated in colour p. 110 (another example)
Okwui Enwezor, Chika Okeke-Agulu, Contemporary African Art Since 1980, Damiani, 2009, illustrated in colour p. 196 (another example)
V.S. Naipaul, La Masque de l’Afrique, Grasset, 2011, illustrated in colour on the front cover with detail on the back cover (another example)
Chris Spring, African Textiles Today, British Museum Press, 2012, illustrated in colour on the back cover (another example)
Okwui Enwezor (ed.), Samuel Fosso: AUTOPORTRAIT, Steidl Verlag/The Walther Collection, New York, 2020 (another example)
Dusseldorf, Museum Kunst Palast, Africa Remix Contemporary Art of a Continent, 24 July-7 November 2004, illustrated in colour in the catalogue p. 76 and on the cover; London, Hayward Gallery, 10 February-17 April 2005; Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, 24 May-15 August 2005; Tokyo, Mori Art Museum May-August 2006 (another example)