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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    Amoako Boafo

    Amoako Boafo’s work questions contemporary misunderstandings of blackness by contrasting personal and structural perceptions and portrayals of black people. His heavily 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. Often depicting his sitters with animated lucidity against vibrant, monochromatic backgrounds, Boafo asks for understanding of the diversity and complexity of blackness in spite of the frequently negative representations of black people in media and culture. Though born in Accra, Ghana, he now lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

     
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signed and dated 'AMOAKO M BOAFO KING 2019' lower right
oil on paper
100 x 70 cm (39 3/8 x 27 1/2 in.)
Executed in 2019.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £112,500

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London Auction 15 July 2020