All Manner Of Comforts, 2016

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

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.”

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