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This sculpture is part of a private collection of 35 sculptures purchased in the early 1980s from Tengenenge Art Gallery from the First Generation Artists. Our client is willing to consider all serious offers on individual pieces or the collection as a whole.
This piece was acquired in the early 1980’s from Tengenenge Art Village in Zimbabwe directly from Tom Bloomfield and was subsequently loaned to the Zimbabwean Embassy in Japan, for a long-term exhibit at the Tokyo Okura Hotel. This is an outstanding piece from an artist that was largely responsible for encouraging the Shona sculpture movement to use harder stones.
This is piece has been verified by the Tengenenge Art Gallery as being authentic and is supplied with a signed certificate by Dominic Benhura, the now director at Tengenenge.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Henry Manyaradzi 1933-1998. Henry Mayaradzi is probably Shon Scultures most well known artist. His work is usually referred to as a “Henry” and was one of Zimbabwe’s first generation sculptors of hard stones. He was orginally from the Korekore subclan of the Guruve area. Henry influenced and taught his cousin Edward Chiwawa, another famous first generation artist currently still living in Harare. Henry’s work was uniquely identifiable by his use of minimalist geometric forms. Henry’s minimalist faces carved on to the stone have been sought after by collectors worldwide. This piece was purchased by our client directly from the artist in the early 1980s.
We are currently looking for collectors who may wish to buy this piece and are open to all serious offers.
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