Dawit Abebe (Ethiopian, born 1978)
Background 4, 2014
Signed (lower right)
Acrylic on canvas
159 x 130cm
Sold Ksh 704,400
Provenance: direct from the artist
Dawit Abebe graduated from the Addis Ababa University School of Fine Art and Design with a Diploma in painting, sculpture, graphics, photography and industrial design. Since 2001, he has been a member of the Habesha Art Studio in Addis Ababa. Abebe’s solo exhibitions include ‘X Privacy’ at the Alliance Ethio-Francaise, Addis Ababa in 2012. Group shows include the touring exhibition ‘Silver Sea Cross-Ship’ in 2013-2014 as well as the display of the Habesha Art Collection at the National Museum in Addis Ababa in 2014, along with exhibitions in France, the UAE, and the USA. He has recently been bought for the Saatchi collection in London.