Ablade Glover (Ghanaian, born 1934)
Market Chaos, 1999
Signed ‘Glo ‘99’ (lower left), inscribed with title (verso)
Oil on canvas
101 x 150 cm
Sold Ksh 1,033,120
Provenance: the Daraja Collection
Ablade Glover’s vivid, impasto paintings search for, and delight in, the vibrancy of life and paint. Using individually distinctive marks, Glover’s well-collected and much-loved works, explore the patterns and energy of complex spaces such as bustling market stalls.
Over the course of his distinguished career, Glover’s importance as an artist and educator has been recognised both in Ghana and internationally. Glover trained in Kumasi, London, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Ohio. Until 1994 he was Head of the Department of Art, and Dean of the College of Art at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. In 1993 he founded the internationally acclaimed Artist’s Alliance Gallery in Accra. Glover has been awarded the Flagstar Award (the highest award for Arts in Ghana) in 1998; an AFGRAD Alumni Award from the African-American Institute of New York; and was appointed as Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London. His works are included in public and private collections as diverse as The Imperial Palace Collection, Tokyo; UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Israel; and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, USA.