Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe - New Now London Thursday, December 8, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Roberts Projects, Culver City
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Culver City, Roberts Projects, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe: Black Like Me, 11 January - 9 February 2020 (illustrated, pp. 16-17)

  • 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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Daniel Quist

signed and dated 'KWAME KYE August 2019' on the reverse
oil on canvas
121.7 x 91.1 cm (47 7/8 x 35 7/8 in.)
Painted in 2019.

£30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for £81,900

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London Auction 8 December 2022