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Michael Armitage Paradise Edict Hardback Catalogue

A handsome accompanying catalogue for the Michael Armitage: Paradise Edict exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Highlighting a pivotal series by the British-Kenyan painter Michael Armitage, this publication positions his body of work within East African painting and sculpture of the 20th century. His wide array of subject matter ranges from the relationship between humans and animals, and political events in his native Kenya, to European landscape traditions in opposition to an East African understanding of nature.

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Dimensions 29 x 1.5 x 24cm
Fabric & material Hardback
No. of Pages 214
SKU 12091127

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With large-format oil paintings on lubugo bark cloth, the British-Kenyan painter joins motifs and artistic traditions from Europe and East Africa in a variety of ways, upsetting visual stereotypes and an excepted balance of power in the process. The artist draws inspiration from political events, pop culture, folklore and personal memories, weaving these into mythically charged and dreamlike images.

Edited by Anna Schneider, with contributions by Elsbeth Court, Imraan Coovadia, Anna Schneider and Dimona Stöckle; and a conversation between Michael Armitage and Don Handa.

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