Sunday, 18 July 2010

Godfried Donkor's ‘African Vogue Series’ [way before its time] ….

African Vogue Series 2008 [Mixed media collage on paper] by Godfried Donkor

There’s so much talk of [a possible] Vogue Africa –right now [like Africa’s some sort homogeneous group of people –living in some small country somewhere, –it’s a continent people]! If you care to google it folks, –you’ll find that everyone and their brother have an opinion on this errrrrm subject –started by photographer Mario Epanya [you can view his work at:]! Mario’s known for his interpretation of what he feels Vogue African covers would look like, started a debate about Conde Nast possibly introducing a Vogue Africa [maybe in South Africa?], earlier this year –and blogland has been awash with the aforementioned debate [for the record, I’m kind of bored with it all] -so, I was very pleased when I stumbled across celebrated Ghanaian artist, Godfried Donkor's iconic work with vogue covers [circa 2008]! You can check out Godfried Donkor [one of the biggest names in contemporary African art] at:

"Godfried Donkor (born 1964) is a Ghanaian artist, living and working in London. He is known primarily for his work in collage, and has been described as similar to Keith Piper and Isaac Julien in his output. Some of his pieces depict boxers, such as Jack Johnson and Mohammad Ali. He has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, both in the United States and in Europe, and was Ghana's representative to the 2001 Venice Biennale. Donkor's work is in the collection of the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution." [Credit:]

**You can see more of his work here:

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