'Liverpool Counterpoint 15'

LIV.2015.51.15

About this object

This print is composed to suggest the façade of a building with a door ajar in the centre. It demonstrates Kwami's interest in Ghanaian architectural environments as a source of inspiration for his work. The overprinted decorative elements are derived from Kwami’s sketches of Asante cast brass items in the World Museum collection (1974.30.413b; 1974.30.343; 1974.30.391; 1974.30.398; 7.3.05.6). In the dark blue block in the centre of the print Kwami has placed the image of an Asante brass box. The image is from a study that Kwami made in 1999 of a brass box for storing gold dust currency in the Peggy Appiah collection in Kumasi. It is a box design that is still produced at the brass casting village of Krofofrom, located four miles from Kumasi, in the Asante region of Ghana.

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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