Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa

Timed Online Auction, 13 - 28 February 2023

Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa
About the Session

Including Property of Collectors and The Harry Kantor Collection.

Harry Kantor (1934-2019), a Capetonian, moved to Harare in the late 1950s. He supported local art institutions such as the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and Gallery Delta, serving as Chairman of both institutions. He promoted Zimbabwe's artists globally and amassed over 300 works, including European and indigenous African painters, Victorian and Chinese pieces. His collection includes significant roots of early Zimbabwean painting. Five paintings from his collection are on display at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Arts' exhibition "When We See Us", featuring African figurative art.

Lots 51-62 can be viewed on our current Timed Online Auction, and lot 75 in our Curatorial Voices Auction, both taking place on the 28th of February.


  • Kwezi Owusu-Ankomah; Moving Football
  • Kwezi Owusu-Ankomah; Moving Football
  • Kwezi Owusu-Ankomah; Moving Football


Lot Estimate
ZAR 20 000 - 30 000

About this Item

Ghanaian 1956-
Moving Football

signed, dated 2014, numbered 8/11, and inscribed with the title in pencil in the margin

giclée print with oil painted football on cotton rag fine art paper
image size: 74,5 by 60cm; sheet size: 89 by 70cm; 92,5 by 72,5 by 2,5cm including frame

Notes

Owusu-Ankomah is a contemporary Ghanaian artist who currently lives and works in Bremen, Germany. His work utilises Adinkra symbols, which are Ghanaian icons that represent concepts or adages, to address issues of identity and the body. His paintings are other worldly depictions where figures interact and collaborate with these Adinkra images.

From 1971 to 1974, Owusu-Ankomah studied Fine Arts at Ghanatta College in Accra, Ghana. He has exhibited throughout Germany and in countries such as the UK, USA, Senegal, and South Africa. He collaborated on a clothing line with famed designer Giorgio Armani for the Red Campaign, which helps to fund the fight against AIDS. His works are included in important collections such as the British Museum in London, UK; the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, Michigan, USA. National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA; and FirstRand Bank, Johannesburg, South Africa

Provenance

Aspire Art, Online, 1 November 2022, lot 3.

The Property of a Collector.

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