Circle Art Auction 2015 Lot 35 John Muafangejo

John Muafangejo (Namibian, 1943-1987)
Mother and Child, 1983
Signed ‘John N. Muafangejo 1983’ (lower left)
Edition 25/100 linocut on fabriano paper
48.5 x 40.5 cm

Ksh 258,500-322,850
(US$ 2,350-2,935)
Bought in

Provenance: collection of the Arts Association Heritage Trust, Namibia

Muafangejo grew up in a large homestead where his father lived with his eight wives and eighteen children. Many of Muafangejo’s works document family life and the roles fulfilled by each family member.