Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, October 13, 2022 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Janet Rady Fine Art, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    London, Janet Rady Fine Art, Locking It Down: Contemporary Art from Ghana (2000 - 2019), 1 - 29 April 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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The Young Head Potter

signed 'Kwame Kye' lower right; signed and dated 'Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe The Young Head Potter' on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
77 x 77 cm (30 3/8 x 30 3/8 in.)
Painted in 2017.

£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £22,680

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 13 October 2022