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Lot 89: Tshibumba Kanda Matulu (Dem. Republic of the Congo, born 1947) The martyrs of the Union Minière du Haut Katanga at the stadium formerly called 'Albert I', now 'Mobutu', Kenia township, Lubumbashi 15 x 23 3/4 in (38.1 x 60.3 cm) unframed and

Est: $2,000 USD - $3,000 USDSold:
Bonhams 2March 10, 2010New York, NY, US

Item Overview

Description

The martyrs of the Union Minière du Haut Katanga at the stadium formerly called 'Albert I', now 'Mobutu', Kenia township, Lubumbashi
signed 'Tshibumba / K M' (lower left) and inscribed 'LE 9 DEC 1941 A LUBUMBASHI MARTYRS de L'U.M.H.K (GOUVERNEUR MARRON) (lower left to right)
oil on cloth
15 x 23 3/4 in (38.1 x 60.3 cm)
unframed and unstretched

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Notes


LITERATURE:
J. Fabian, Remembering the past: painting and popular history in Zaire, with narrative and paintings by Tshibumba Kanda Matulu, (Berkeley, 1996), p.59

"They killed workers of Gécamines [copper and cobalt mine] in Lubumbashi on December 9, 1941, because they had gone on strike. They went on strike because they wanted a raise. The money involved was fifty cents." (the artist in Fabian, 1996, p.60)

Auction Details

Africa Now - African Modern & Contemporary Art

by
Bonhams 2
March 10, 2010, 12:00 PM EST

580 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 10022, US