Chéri Samba, ‘Beauté virginale’, 2015, PIASA
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Chéri Samba

Beauté virginale, 2015

Acrylic on canvas
51 1/5 × 38 1/5 in
130 × 97 cm
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Signed and dated lower right. Titled lower center.
Chéri Samba
Congolese, b. 1956
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Chéri Samba was a founding member of the “Popular painting” school along with Pierre Bodo, his paintings exposing everyday life in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital city, Kinshasa. His representative, often fantastical paintings incorporate graphic narrative and figures with text and word bubbles that address forefront social and political issues, including AIDS, social inequity, and corruption. Starting in the 1980s, Samba began to portray himself frequently and literally in his works, taking on a direct role as the reporter of his ideas and personal story. “I appeal to people’s consciences,” he says. “Artists must make people think.”

Chéri Samba, ‘Beauté virginale’, 2015, PIASA
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About the work
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Signed and dated lower right. Titled lower center.
Chéri Samba
Congolese, b. 1956
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Chéri Samba was a founding member of the “Popular painting” school along with Pierre Bodo, his paintings exposing everyday life in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital city, Kinshasa. His representative, often fantastical paintings incorporate graphic narrative and figures with text and word bubbles that address forefront social and political issues, including AIDS, social inequity, and corruption. Starting in the 1980s, Samba began to portray himself frequently and literally in his works, taking on a direct role as the reporter of his ideas and personal story. “I appeal to people’s consciences,” he says. “Artists must make people think.”

Chéri Samba

Beauté virginale, 2015

Acrylic on canvas
51 1/5 × 38 1/5 in
130 × 97 cm
Bidding closed
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