Amoako Boafo - Wired: Online Auction London Wednesday, April 12, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    FORTUNA Galerie, Vienna
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2013

  • Exhibited

    Vienna, FORTUNA Galerie, It’s now, it’s there, it’s everywhere – Alltagsträume und Realitäten, 19 January - 28 February 2013

  • 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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Natural Sweet

signed and dated 'Amoako Boafo 13' lower centre; signed and titled 'AMOAKO BOAFO 'NATURAL SWEET'' on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
30.1 x 23.7 cm (11 7/8 x 9 3/8 in.)
Painted in 2013.

£6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for £12,700

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Wired: Online Auction

12 - 19 April 2023