Chéri Samba, ‘Prix Nobel de l'Amour’, 2004, PIASA
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Chéri Samba

Prix Nobel de l'Amour, 2004

Oil on canvas
45 3/10 × 57 1/10 in
115.1 × 145 cm
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Signed and dated lower right. Titled lower left.
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, ‘Prix Nobel de l'Amour’, 2004, PIASA
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Signed and dated lower right. Titled lower left.
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

Prix Nobel de l'Amour, 2004

Oil on canvas
45 3/10 × 57 1/10 in
115.1 × 145 cm
Bidding closed
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