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African Art Now: Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection

Date open to public: 1/29/2005

Closing date: 6/5/2005

0 Catalogs in Archives.

Photographs exist in Archives.

This exhibition was first organized by the MFAH.

Exhibition curated or organized by: Greene, Alison de Lima; Wardlaw, Alvia J.

Exhibition venue: Upper Brown Pavilion

Travel venues:
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Nov 16, 2005-Feb 26, 2006

Related subjects, medium, artists:
Art, African; Art, Modern; Photography, Artistic


 Participating Artists


Adeìagbo, Georges, 1942-
Paris XI et l´histoire de la vie de Voltaire: l´héritage, 1996 (Wood, fabric, paper, glass, and other found materials);
L´histoire du pays: l´écriture, 1996
Apagya, Philip Kwame
At the Airport, 1996 (Chromogenic photograph);
No Place Like Home, 1996 (Chromogenic photograph);
Akwaba, 1996 (Chromogenic photograph);
Come On Board!, 2000 (Chromogenic photograph)
Bester, Willie, 1956-
Tribute to Biko, 1992 (Oil, enamel, paint, wood, metal, plastic, leather, bone, and stone on board);
Hamba Kahle, 1993 (Oil, wood, metal, plastic, and leather on board);
Kakebeen, 1993 (Wood, bone, metal, leather, oil paint, and newspaper on board)
Bruly Bouabreì, Freìdeìric
Connaissance du monde, 1982 (Series of 200 drawings: Colored pencil and ballpoint pen on cardboard);
Zacrô-Zêpê, 1990 (Series of 51 drawings: Colored pencil and ballpoint pen on cardboard);
Musée du visage africain (Scarifications), 1991/2 (Suite of 162 drawings: Colored pencil and ballpoint pen on cardboard)
Camara, Seni Awa
Untitled, 1987 (Bronze);
Untitled, 1988 (Bronze);
Untitled, 1993 (Bronze);
Untitled, 1996 (Terra cotta);
Untitled, 1996 (Bronze);
Untitled, 1999 (Bronze);
Untitled, 2000 (Bronze);
Untitled, 2000 (Bronze)
Dakpogan, Calixte
Perroquet, 2000 (Steel, plastic, vinyl, iron, and other found materials);
Zanhé, 2002 (Steel, plastic, iron, glass, and other found materials);
La Mort Debout, 2002 (Steel, ceramic, plastic, glass, rubber, and other found materials);
Gbé Kanlin, 2002 (Steel, iron, plastic, and other found materials);
Ferme ta gueule, 2002 (Metal, plastic, steel, rubber and other found materials);
Papa Sodabi, 2002 (Steel, metal, plastic, glass and other found materials)
Depara, Jean, 1928-1997
Untitled (Moziki), no date (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 2000);
Untitled (Moziki), no date (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 2000);
Untitled (Les amoureux), no date (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 2000);
Untitled (Un cowboy de Léopoldville), 1958 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 1997);
Untitled (Les Apollons), 1958 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 1997);
Untitled (Le Jazzeur), 1960 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 1997);
Untitled (Les admiratrices), 1960 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 1997);
Untitled (Les Viveurs), 1960 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 1997);
Untitled (Studio Lopes), 1961 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 1997);
Untitled (Apollon du quartier sitas), 1963 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 2004);
Untitled (Muziki), 1964 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 2004);
Untitled (Léopoldville la nuit), 1964 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 1997);
Untitled (Elenge), 1970 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 2004);
Untitled (Devant l´Afro Negro), 1970 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 2002);
Untitled (Losambo Barumbu - la prière à Barumbu), 1975 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 2001);
Untitled (Lemvo Jean Abou Bakar Depara, called Depara au studio), 1975 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 2001);
Untitled (Autoportrait), 1975 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 2000);
Untitled (Regard d´une femme), 1978 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 2002);
Untitled (Quartier Sitas), 1980 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 2002);
Untitled (Bana ya classe - 4 étudiants au campus), 1980 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 2001)
Efiaimbelo, 1925-
Le retour de Soroboko, 1991-1992 (Painted wood);
La guérison d´un malade, 1993 (Painted wood);
Scéne de la circoncision, 1994 (Painted wood);
La vie est un combat, 1996 (Painted wood);
On ne confie pas tous ses secrets à sa femme, 1996 (Painted wood);
Défi entre Dieu et Andrianapolisy, 1997 (Painted wood);
Voleurs de boeufs, 1997 (Painted wood);
L´esprit de la fôret soigne les maladies, 1997 (Painted wood)
Gedewon, 1939-1995
L´amour, 1990 (Ballpoint pen, graphite, and ink on paper);
La richesse, 1990 (Ballpoint pen, graphite, and ink on paper);
Popularité, 1990 (Ballpoint pen, graphite, and ink on paper);
Talisman, 1995 (Ballpoint pen, graphite and ink on paper);
Därtähal, 1995 (Ballpoint pen, graphite and ink on paper)
Goba, John, 1944-
Yellarne, 1993 (Painted wood and porcupine quills);
Mambolo, 1993 (Painted wood, porcupine quills, and metal);
Joe Arm Strong, 1997 (Painted wood, porcupine quills, and metal);
The Three Survivals, 1999 (Painted wood, porcupine quills, and metal)
Guebehi, Emile, 1937-
Dancing Woman, 1999 (Polychromed wood);
Standing Man with a Record Album, 1999 (Polychromed wood)
Hazoumeì, Romuald, 1962-
Ibedji (No. 2), 1992 (Plastic, raffia, cowries, metal, and acrylic);
Mon general, 1992 (Plastic, trilby, metal, and electrical debris);
Le vaudou, 1992 (Plastic, seeds, feathers, pottery, metal, and acrylic);
Walkman, 1992 (Plastic, wood, metal and copper);
L´inspirateur, 1992 (Plastic, metal, and copper);
Extra-Planète, 1992 (Plastic, metal, cork, nylon, synthetic fibers and paper);
On/Off, 1992 (Plastic, seeds, metal, aluminum, and copper);
Son copain, 1992 (Plastic, metal, and copper);
Ati, 1994 (Plastic, synthetic hair, nylon, and rubber);
Kirikanta, 1995 (Plastic, synthetic hair, shells, and copper);
Atiboetote, 1996 (Plastic, synthetic hair, metal, and nylon);
Tire bouchon, (Plastic, synthetic hair, and copper);
Internet, 1997 (Metal and electric debris);
Miss Havana, 1999 (Plastic, synthetic hair, and copper);
Zanzibrrrace, 1999 (Plastic, synthetic hair, and cotton thread);
Claudia, (Metal, plastic, and copper);
Roulette Béninoise, 2003-2004 (Found materials and photographs)
Jasper, Daniel A.
Background: Accra International Airport, 1999 (Acrylic on canvas)
Keïta, Seydou, ca. 1921-2001
Untitled, 1949-1951 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 2000);
Untitled, 1952-1955 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 1997);
Untitled, 1952-1956 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 1998);
Untitled, 1952-1956 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 1997);
Untitled, 1956-1957 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 1998);
Untitled, 1959 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 2000);
Untitled, 1959 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 2000);
Untitled, 1977 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 1996);
Untitled, 1977 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 1998)
Kingelez, Bodys Isek, 1948-
Mongolique Soviétique, 1989 (Cardboard, polystyrene, plastic, and other found materials);
Papitheca, 1992 (Paper, cardboard, polystyrene, plastic, and other found materials);
Kimbembele Ihunga, 1994 (Paper, cardboard, plystyrene, plastic, and other found materials);
U.N., 1995 (Paper, cardboard, polystyrene, and plastic);
Bodystand, 1997 (Paper, cardboard, polytyrene, plastic, and other found materials)
Kouakou, Koffi, 1962-
Standing Man (in dark brown suit and hat), 1999 (Polychromed wood);
Untitled, 2000 (Painted wood, plastic, metal, and synthetic hair);
Untitled, 2000 (Painted wood, and metal);
Untitled, 2000 (Painted wood, plastic, fabric, and metal);
Untitled, 2000 (Painted wood, metal, synthetic hair, and feathers);
Untitled, 2000 (Painted wood, metal, and hair);
Untitled, 2000 (Painted wood, metal, and plastic)
Kwei, Samuel Kane
Onion, 1993 (Enamel paint on wood);
Running Shoe, 1997 (Enamel paint on wood, rope, leather, and foam rubber);
Trowel, 1997 (Enamel paint on wood)
Ledy, Cheik, 1962-
Nelson Mandela, 1990 (Acrylic on canvas);
Moral Absence, 1990 (Acrylic on canvas);
Zème Répulique, 1990 (Acrylic on canvas);
Democratie en Afrique, 1992 (Acrylic on canvas);
La garant, 1993 (Acrylic on canvas);
Non comprendre, 1995 (Acrylic on canvas)
Lilanga, George, 1934-2005
Tongues Competition, 2000 (Acrylic on canvas);
Drinkers, 2000 (Acrylic on canvas);
Family Discussion, 2000 (Acrylic on canvas);
Different Things That Concern Families, 2000 (Acrylic on canvas);
Nursing, 2000 (Painted wood);
Twin Heads, 2000 (Painted wood);
Where Should I Hide my Head?, 2000 (Painted wood);
Let Me Tell You the Secret, 2000 (Painted wood);
They are Playing With Their Grandfather, 2000 (Painted wood);
Thoughts, 2000 (Painted wood);
The Wonders of the World, 2000 (Painted wood);
They Are Searching for Water, 2000 (Painted wood);
Friends, 2000 (Painted wood);
Harsh Bird, 2000 (Painted wood);
The Wonderful Bird, 2000 (Painted wood);
Fisherman, 2000 (Painted wood);
Circus Game, 2000 (Painted wood);
Praying, 2000 (Painted wood);
Dog Keeper, 2000 (Painted wood)
Mahlangu, Esther, 1935-
Untitled, 1991 (Acrylic on canvas);
Untitled, 1991 (Acrylic on canvas)
Mansaray, Abu Bakarr, 1970-
Mouse Abu, 2003 (Ballpoint pen and graphite on paper);
Dogs of Hell, 2003 (Ballpoint pen and graphite on paper);
Allien Resurrection (sic), 2003 (Ballpoint pen and graphite on paper);
Nuclear Telephone Discovered in Hell, 2003 (Ballpoint pen and graphite on paper);
Digital man, 2004 (Ballpoint pen and graphite on paper);
Beyond Creation (A Great Technique from Africa), 2004 (Ballpoint pen and graphite on paper)
Moké, 1950-2001
Utex Africa Oye, 1989 (Oil on canvas);
Maman Moziki 100 kilos, 1997 (Acrylic on canvas);
Mon mari est capable, il m´habille bien toute nouveauté des pagnes en cours, 2000 (Acrylic on canvas);
Le jeune premier, 2000 (Acrylic on canvas);
Sapeurs, 2001 (Acrylic on canvas)
Nimi, Rigobert
Venus, 2001 (Iron, steel, alumimum, copper, plastic material, and electrical materials);
Usine robotisée, 2003 (Iron, steel, aluminum, copper, rubber, cardboard, wood, and glass)
Ojeikere, J. D. ´Okhai, 1930-
Mkpuk eba, 1974 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 1999);
Coiling Penny Penny, 1974 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 1999);
Abebe, 1975 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 1999);
Abebe, 1975 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 1999);
Udoji, 1975 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 1999);
Onile gogoro, 1975 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 1999);
Onile Gogoro, 1975 (Gelatin silver photograph, printed 1999)
Onyango, Richard, 1960-
The Day of Permission, 1990 (Acrylic on canvas);
The Dressing, 1990 (Acrylic on canvas);
Drosie Hopes to Meet the Young Man. Serial III (D&M Vol 2), 2002 (Acrylic on canvas);
The Jetliner in the Pacific (Airport 77), 1993 (Acrylic on canvas)
Pambu, Bodo, 1953-
La fleur des délices, 2001 (Acrylic on canvas);
Le mistère du champignon (sic), 2001 (Acrylic on canvas);
Le fleuve de délice, 2001 (Acrylic on canvas);
Le voyage clandestin, 2002 (Acrylic on canvas);
Je suis unique dans mon genre, 2003 (Acrylic on canvas)
Paul, Coulibaly Siaka
Dancing Man, 1999 (Polychromed wood);
Dancing Woman in Striped Dress and Sunglasses, 1999 (Polychromed wood);
Dancing Man (Leaning Back), 1999 (Polychromed wood);
Dancing Woman (Crouching Low), 1999 (Polychromed wood);
Dancing Man (Crouching Low), 1999 (Polychromed wood);
Dancing Man (Bent knees and slouching shoulders), 1999 (Polychromed wood);
Dancing Woman (shoulders slouching forward, right heel raised), 1999 (Polychromed wood);
Dancing Woman (crouching low in dark print dress), 1999 (Polychromed wood)
Samba, Chéri, 1956-
Une peinture à défendre, 1993 (Acrylic and glitter on canvas);
Quel avenir pour notre art? (No. 1), 1997 (Acrylic and glitter on canvas);
Quel avenir pour notre art? (No. 2), 1997 (Acrylic and glitter on canvas);
Quel avenir pour notre art? (No.3), 1997 (Acrylic and glitter on canvas);
Hommage aux anciens créateurs, 1999 (Acrylic and glitter on canvas);
Quelle solution pur les hommes?, 2001 (Acrylic and glitter on canvas);
Le secret d´un petit poisson devenu grand, 2002 (Acrylic and glitter on canvas);
J´aime la couleur, 2003 (Acrylic and glitter on canvas)
Sidibeì, Malick, 1936-
Karim Keïta, the Gentleman, 1967 (Gelatin silver print, printed 1999);
With My Bag, Rings and Bracelets, 1968 (Gelatin silver print, printed 1999);
Very Good Friends in the Same Outfit, 1972 (Gelatin silver print, printed 1999);
Bartenders, 1968 (Gelatin silver print, printed 1999);
James Brown Fans, 1965 (Gelatin silver print, printed 1999);
The Technician of Radio Mali, 1966 (Gelatin silver print, printed 1999);
I am Crazy for Records, 1973 (Gelatin silver print, printed 1999);
Picnic at the Chaussée, 1972 (Gelatin silver print, printed 1998);
On the Floor Under Their Feet, 1972 (Gelatin silver print, printed 1999);
Drissa Balo Wedding Party, 1967 (Gelatin silver print, printed 1999);
Look at Me with My Dark Glasses and My Hat, 1969 (Gelatin silver print, printed 1998);
Merengue Dancer, 1964 (Gelatin silver print, printed 1998);
Look at Me!, 1962 (Gelatin silver print, printed 1999);
Dance the Twist!, 1965 (Gelatin silver print, printed 1998);
Christmas Eve, 1963 (Gelatin silver print, printed 1999);
Babenco Club, 1966 (Gelatin silver print, printed 1998)
Tayou, Pascale Marthine, 1967-
Snapshootafrica, 2003-2004 (Series of 10 videos with photo murals)
Toguo, Bartheìleìmy, 1967-
Tokoudagba, Cyprien, 1939-
Symboles et attributs du Vodoun Tohossou, 1990 (Acrylic on canvas);
Ounguede (Le pacte de sang), 1994 (Acrylic on canvas);
Uninflammable, 1994 (Acrylic on canvas);
Guedevi, 1997 (Acrylic on canvas);
Vodoun Agotonon, 2000 (Acrylic on canvas)
Zinsou, 1958-2003
Untitled, no date (Acrylic on canvas);
Untitled, 1993 (Acrylic on canvas);
Untitled, 1993 (Acrylic on canvas);
Untitled, 1993 (Acrylic on canvas);
Untitled, 1994 (Acrylic on canvas)

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