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Chéri Samba

Coperation Nord-Sud, 1990

Acrylic on anvas
21 7/10 × 26 in
55 × 66 cm
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Titled on the front: Cooperation nord-sud Signed and dated on the front on the left: Cheri Samba, Zaire avril 1990
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.”

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Titled on the front: Cooperation nord-sud Signed and dated on the front on the left: Cheri Samba, Zaire avril 1990
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

Coperation Nord-Sud, 1990

Acrylic on anvas
21 7/10 × 26 in
55 × 66 cm
Bidding closed
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