Sane Wadu (Kenyan, born 1954)
Invisible Cat, Circa 87
Signed ‘Sane Wadu’ (lower right)
Mixed media on paper
57 x 47cm
Sold Ksh 164,360
Provenance: direct from the artist
One of Kenya’s most renowned artists, Sane Wadu was ridiculed when he gave up teaching in the 80s and started using wall paint to produce artwork on plastic and cloth and canvas. As a reaction to the name-calling, he adopted the name ‘Sane.’
Wadu was the co-founder of the Ngecha Artists Association and was one of Gallery Watatu’s most successful artists. His paintings have been exhibited throughout the USA and Europe and are in many private and corporate collections of contemporary African art. Based now in Naivasha, Sane and his artist wife Eunice support many young aspiring artists through The Sane Wadu Trust.
Wadu is best known for his large oil on canvas scenes, making The Invisible Cat a rare work on paper from his early days as an artist.