Amoako Boafo (Ghanaian, born 1984) Portrait

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Lot 30
Amoako Boafo
(Ghanaian, born 1984)
Portrait

Sold for £ 68,812 (US$ 94,569) inc. premium
Amoako Boafo (Ghanaian, born 1984)
Portrait
signed, dated and inscribed 'Amoako M/ Boafo 2019/ KING' (lower right)
oil on card
30.2 x 30cm (11 7/8 x 11 13/16in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired directly from the artist;
    A private collection.

    Though born in Accra, Ghana, Amoako Boafo now lives and works in Vienna. His work questions contemporary misunderstandings of blackness by contrasting personal and structural perceptions and portrayals of black people.

    His expressionistic and sensitive portraits of friends and acquaintances highlight their self-perception and beauty while challenging the misconceptions of blackness that objectify and dehumanize black people.

    "I wanted to paint the Black diaspora, or Black people, the way I see them."
    Amoako Boafo
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