Romano Lutwama (Ugandan, birth date unknown, died 2004)
Untitled, circa 1989
Oil on board
112 x 74 cm

Ksh 350,000-460,000
(US$ 3,300-4,300)
Sold Ksh 352,200

Provenance: private collection of Klaus Betz

Romano Lutwama’s formally experimental paintings are an important part of Ugandan avant-garde art. Lutwama painted closely alongside Fabian Mpagi and Eli Kyeyune; their shared concept of freedom of expression was opposed by the fine arts academia of the time but the three have come to be recognised as some of Uganda’s master painters.

Lutwama’s work, known for its exploration of colour relationships and tonal dynamic, has been exhibited throughout East Africa, and in France, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium.

This outstanding and very rare piece was bought directly from the artist in the late 1990s.