Tshibumba Kanda Matulu (Congolese, born 1947) Lubumbashi Martyrs 9 December 1941 15 x 23 3/4 in (38.1 x 60.3 cm) unframed
Lot 89
Tshibumba Kanda Matulu (Dem. Republic of the Congo, born 1947) The martyrs of the Union Minière du Haut Katanga at the stadium formerly called 'Albert I', now 'Mobutu', Kenia township, Lubumbashi 15 x 23 3/4 in (38.1 x 60.3 cm) unframed and unstretched
Sold for US$ 2,196 inc. premium
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Tshibumba Kanda Matulu (Dem. Republic of the Congo, born 1947)
The martyrs of the Union Minière du Haut Katanga at the stadium formerly called 'Albert I', now 'Mobutu', Kenia township, Lubumbashi
signed 'Tshibumba / K M' (lower left) and inscribed 'LE 9 DEC 1941 A LUBUMBASHI MARTYRS de L'U.M.H.K (GOUVERNEUR MARRON) (lower left to right)
oil on cloth
15 x 23 3/4 in (38.1 x 60.3 cm)
unframed and unstretched

Footnotes

  • LITERATURE:
    J. Fabian, Remembering the past: painting and popular history in Zaire, with narrative and paintings by Tshibumba Kanda Matulu, (Berkeley, 1996), p.59

    "They killed workers of Gécamines [copper and cobalt mine] in Lubumbashi on December 9, 1941, because they had gone on strike. They went on strike because they wanted a raise. The money involved was fifty cents." (the artist in Fabian, 1996, p.60)
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