Sane Wadu (Kenyan, born 1954)
Big Race, after 2000
Signed ‘Sane Wadu’ (verso)
Watercolour on paper
20.5 x 29 cm
Sold Ksh 111,530
Provenance: from the private collection of Mary Collis
Sane Wadu began painting professionally in the 1980s and became one of Gallery Watatu’s most successful and iconic artists. His distinctive, energetic paintings have now been exhibited worldwide, including the USA, Germany, UK, South Africa and Japan.
Wadu co-founded the Ngecha Artists’ Association and, along with his artist wife Eunice, continues to support young artists through The Sane Wadu Trust.
Best known for his thickly applied oils on canvas, this fresh work on paper is a rare piece demonstrating Wadu’s skilful drawing and touch.