All Manner Of Comforts, 2016
  • Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. All Manner of Comforts. 2016

    Oil on canvas. 120 x 150 cm

    Fondation Louis Vuitton Collection, Paris

    © Lynette Yiadom-Boakye © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

  • From left to right :

    Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. All Manner of Comforts. 2016

    Oil on canvas. 120 x 150 cm

    Fondation Louis Vuitton Collection, Paris

    Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Pale For The Rapture. 2016

    Oil on canvas. Diptych. 200 x 120 cm each

    Fondation Louis Vuitton Collection, Paris

    © Lynette Yiadom-Boakye © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s characters evoke daydreams rendered in a pictorial manner influenced by the first modern painters (Manet, Degas).

Timeless and without relation to reality, her models resemble “suggestions of people,” inventions with no connection to real people. Yiadom-Boakye, who is English with Ghanaian heritage, mainly paints black subjects, and presents “a general idea of normality. This is a political gesture for me. We’re used to looking at portraits of white people in paintings.”