Monsengwo Kejwamfi "Moke" (Democratic Republic of Congo, 1950-2001) Untitled

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Lot 48
Monsengwo Kejwamfi "Moke"
(Democratic Republic of Congo, 1950-2001)
Untitled

Sold for £ 10,000 (US$ 12,643) inc. premium

Africa Now

28 Feb 2018, 17:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

Monsengwo Kejwamfi "Moke" (Democratic Republic of Congo, 1950-2001)
Untitled
signed and dated 'Moke/ 90' (lower left)
oil on canvas
110 x 87cm (43 5/16 x 34 1/4in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    The Jean Pigozzi Contemporary African Art Collection.
    Sold at Sotheby's, New Bond Street, 24 June 1999, lot 43.
    Private collection.

    Literature
    A. Magnin & J. Soulillou, ed. Contemporary Art of Africa, New York, 1996. Illustrated p.112.


    Moke is one of a number of self-taught artists in the Contemporary African Art Collection. His depictions of daily life on the streets of Kinshasa were inspired by his own lived experiences, rather than the works of earlier artists. The graphic, eye-catching aesthetic gave birth to a new genre of 'Popular Painting'. Fellow artist and Kinshasa resident, Cheri Samba, described how their scenes were "contrary to academic painting...drawn from everyday life and from wandering around different neighbourhoods".
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