Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe - New Now New York Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    ARTcapital Ghana, Accra (acquired directly from the artist)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Online, Janet Rady Fine Art, LOCKING IT DOWN: Contemporary Art from Ghana (2000-2019), April 1–29, 2021

  • Artist Biography

    Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe

    Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe paints empowering images of black men and women set against lush monochromatic backgrounds. His portraits of friends and family are celebrations of blackness and reclamations of lost and forgotten cultural dignity. He uses color, the primary instrument of self-expression in his native Ghana, as a language of transformation to create a dynamic of cultural, political, and personal redemption. Quaicoe was born in Accra, Ghana, where he was first introduced to painting by the expressive, highly stylized posters painted by local artists to advertise upcoming films, and attended the Ghanatta College of Art and Design for Fine Art in Accra, where he studied painting. He lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

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Deep Thoughts

signed and dated "Kwame Kye 2017" lower right; signed, titled and inscribed "Deep thoughts Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe GHANA" on the reverse
acrylic and newsprint collage on canvas
19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (49.8 x 40 cm)
Executed in 2017.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Contact Specialist

Avery Semjen
Head of Sale, New Now
212 940 1207

New Now

New York Auction 28 September 2022