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George Lilanga: A very rare opportunity

09-23-2020 01:22 PM CET | Arts & Culture

Press release from: Hamburg Mawingu Collection (HMC)

George Lilanga still considers also 15 years after his death as one of the most significantly contemporary African artists. Now a very rare opportunity presents to acquire one of the most important late works of the artist.

At the October 8, the big-painting Village at the lake is for sale in a big Africa auction with Bonhams in London. The painting belongs to the late favourite works of the artist. Lilanga had hung up the painting at prominent place in his studio and liked to expound his visitors and buyers the special history and meaning of the work. Furthermore there is an interview video with the artist, which shows him sedentary in front of the painting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj04efErgfI

The painting is well-documented in detail with the work directory of the Hamburg Mawingu Collection (HMC) which included beside others one of the world-wide biggest and most important Lilanga collections,

Nearer information about the auction:
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26277/lot/91/?category=list&length=12&page=8

Hamburg Mawingu Collection (HMC)
Peter-Andreas Kamphausen
Seestraße 4, D-22607 Hamburg
Email: lilanga@makonde.de
Internet: http://www.lilanga.info

The Hamburg Mawingu Collection is among the internationally leading collections of modern East-African Makonde woodcarving art. Beside numerous masterpieces of the known Makonde carver (for example Dastani, Karinto, Anangangola, Kashimiri, Chanuo and many others) the HMC: George Lilanga Collection represents an essential part. The Lilanga collection contains pieces from all work-periods of this internationally admired artist, for example paintings, drawings, etchings, metal-works, sculptures and other works. In the year 2005 the Hamburg Mawingu Collection submitted a systematically work directory directly after the death of George Lilanga. The HMC has its own research department and initiates and supports art-referential projects in Africa and world-wide.

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