Paint on paper | 21.75 x 17 inches
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The Peru Paintings
Several years ago Material Life acquired a group of artworks made in Peru, done in the styles of various 20th century African American and Latin American masters, whose "signatures" are appended to each canvas for definitive reference. None appears to copy a particular work, and the representations are homages, not forgeries. While the maker or makers is unknown, the artistry is clear, and these wonderful canvases reveal the depth of cross-cultural inspiration from African references within the Diaspora.