M'Bukus No Bokam Sempremente (The One Legged Don't Always Speak)

M'Bukus No Bokam Sempremente (The One Legged Don't Always Speak)

1992
Artist
Fernando Alvim, Angolan, 1963-
Born: Luanda, Angola
Work Locations: Luanda, Angola, Brussels, Belgium
Country
Angola
painting
oil paint on canvas
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Klaus Anselm
2001.636

Fernando Alvim (Angolan), M'Bukus No Bokam Sempremente (The One Legged Don't Always Speak), 1992. Oil paint on canvas; 58¾ x 74⅜ x 2 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Klaus Anselm, 2001.636

Dimensions
height: 58 3/4 in, 149.225 cm; width: 74 3/8 in, 188.9125 cm; depth: 2 in, 5.08 cm
Inscription
Title, gallery, and artist's name and date on back.
Department
Native Arts
Collection
African Art
Fernando Alvim is influenced by the American expressionist painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. The Angolan-born artist, who currently lives in Brussels, often uses simple forms, graffiti-like images, and thick layers of brightly colored paint. This painting's title refers to the thousands who were maimed by landmines during and after the Angolan civil war, which lasted more than 20 years.

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