'Liverpool Counterpoint 10'

LIV.2015.51.10

About this object

This print demonstrates Kwami's interest in combinations of abstract and figurative forms and in ways that figurative forms can be composed from geometrical units. The stylised bird form in the top left of the print was cut from Kwami's sketch of a brass gold weight donated to World Museum by the Gold Coast barrister John Mensah Sarbah (26.4.10.49). The bird’s tail is composed of a series of triangles, while the wings are also triangular. The decorative red disk overprinted on the right side of the print was cut from Kwami's sketches of the upper surface of an Igbo brass anklet called adalà (32.107.1) in the World Museum collection. This object particularly appealed to Kwami for the abstract designs punched into it.

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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