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"Je suis le meme mais je suis plus le meme" (2003) is a rare and important example of the dynamic figurative acrylic and glitter paintings by famed African artist, Chéri Samba (Democratic Republic of Congo, b. 1956). His paintings almost always include text in French and Lingala, commenting on life in Africa and the modern world. This painting measures 31.90 x 39.50 inches (100.3 x 81 cm) is in excellent condition and comes with a formal certificate of authenticity. This is the first time this painting has been offered on the secondary market.

Chéri Samba is a painter from the Democratic Republic of Congo. His breakthrough was the exhibition "Les Magiciens de la Terre at the Centre Georges Pompidou" in Paris in 1989, which made him known internationally. In 2007, curator Robert Storr invited Samba to participate in the 52nd International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, entitled “Think with the Senses—Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense”, and described by The Huffington Post as 'certainly "the exhibition" of this new Century'. He is now considered one of the most famous contemporary African artists working today, with his works held in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. A large number of his paintings are also in The Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC) of Jean Pigozzi.

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Provenance:
  • The Artist. Private Collection, E.U.
  • Pickup Location: Portugal
  • Shipping Dimensions: 31.9 x 39.5 in. (81.03 x 100.33 cm.)
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