Colonial figures represent the linkages between and perceptions of the colonizer and the colonized. These statues come from Ivory Coast which was colonised by the French in 1893 and achieved independence in 1960. They became popular during the late 1950s, towards the end of colonial rule, when foreign administrators, civil servants, soldiers and other expatriates began commissioning portraits of themselves as souvenirs to take home.
This gave rise to a whole new genre of tourist art, which grew out of an indigenous tradition of representing Africans in Western attitudes or attire.
These lanky and lean statues, provide a dramatic, fun and modern silhouette.
Country of Origin………………Ivory Coast
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