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Auction: New Now
was auctioned on: 30 September 2020
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Amoako Boafo

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Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000
Price realised:  n. a.
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39Amoako BoafoFollowLightersigned, inscribed and dated "AMOAKO M BOAFO 2018 KING" lower center oil on paper 59 x 55 in. (149.9 x 139.7 cm) Painted in 2018. Estimate $40,000 - 60,000 Place Advance BidContact Specialist Sam Mansour Associate Specialist, Head of New Now Sale New York +1 212 940 1219
Condition ReportRequest Condition ReportThank youfor your request. The Condition Report will be sent shortly.Contact Us* RequiredSend me the Report ViaEmailFaxContact SpecialistCancelProvenanceRoberts Projects, Los Angeles Acquired from the above by the present ownerExhibitedLos Angeles, Roberts Projects, Amoako Boafo: I SEE ME, January 12 - February 23, 2019, p. 33 (illustrated, pp. 15-17)Artist BioAmoako BoafoFollowAmoako 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. View More Works

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Phillips
Title: New Now
Date of the auction: 30 Sep 2020
Address: Phillips
New York