'Liverpool Counterpoint 6'

LIV.2015.51.6

About this object

Kwami’s varied visual memories from the trip he made to Liverpool in the summer of 2014 were brought together in the making of this print. The backdrop of multi-coloured bands in the upper part of the print was inspired by his memory of a display of Ghanaian cloths in the World Cultures Gallery at World Museum. The powerful red triangular form that dominates the lower half of the print is based on a Kabyle silver brooch (M4418) from North Africa that Kwami sketched in the museum store. The black disk with concentric decorative bands is based on something Kwami spotted while strolling the streets of Liverpool.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art: Print
  • Culture
    Ewe; Akan Asante [Ashanti]; Cosmopolitan
  • Artist/Maker
    George Atta Kwami
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Leicestershire: Loughborough
  • Date made
    2014
  • Materials
    Ink; Paper
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Atta Kwami with the assistance of the Art Fund, 2015
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Leicestershire: Loughborough
  • Date collected
    2014
  • Measurements
    500 mm x 330 mm
  • Related people
    George Atta Kwami (Artist/maker)
Object view = Humanities
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