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Gallery 1957 to showcase works of Ghanaian painter Cornelius Annor

– – Gallery 1957 is pleased to present works by Ghanaian artist Cornelius Annor in his first solo show,  ‘Family Affair’ in Accra from January 27 to February 28 2021. Cornelius Annor is a portrait and figurative painter and an art teacher. He completed his fine art studies at Ghana College of Arts and Design. From an early age, Annor had a strong fascination for the human face and figure and constantly sketched the faces of his family, friends and even strangers he encountered. With the encouragement of his college…

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Francis Picabia: A Painter for this Moment

New York’s Museum of Modern Art is currently exhibiting Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction, an exuberant and sometimes disquieting retrospective of an artist who consistently defied expectations. Marcel Duchamp said of Picabia: “[he was] a negator… whatever you said, he contradicted.” In an exhibit that spans over fifty years – which included work as a painter, poet and filmmaker – Picabia’s refusal of any fixed position is on full display, while his restlessness and eclecticism makes him seem oddly contemporary.

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