Modern & Contemporary African Art

Modern & Contemporary African Art

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Amoako Boafo


Auction Closed

March 21, 03:48 PM GMT


60,000 - 80,000 GBP

Lot Details


Amoako Boafo




signed and dated 2019 (lower right)

oil on card

sheet: 96.7 by 69.6cm., 38⅛ by 27⅜in.

framed: 108.5 by 80.5cm., 42¾ by 31¾in.

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

Amoako Boafo has emerged in recent years as an indelible force in contemporary African art. Hailing from Ghana, Boafo's distinctive style is inherently naturalistic, yet is punctuated by a bold, gestural and painterly style. His works are a visual treatise on the construction of blackness, asserting the subjective identity and dignity of his sitters, who in turn reflect a sense of intimacy and tenderness. Boafo’s expansion of the depiction of blackness in art history has earned the artist an enviable reputation as a leading contemporary artist. In 2020, the artist collaborated with Kim Jones, Dior Men’s creative director, for Dior’s Spring/Summer 2021 Men’s Collection. In 2021, Boafo was selected by the Uplift Art Program to create the inaugural “Suborbital Triptych” on the exterior panels of a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket, to launch August 2021. Extensively collected by prestigious private and public institutions, Amoako Boafo’s paintings have recently joined the collection of The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York, NY among others.