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Artist Name:

Derrick Nxumalo

Nationality & Life Dates:

South African, born 1962

Title:

Swazi Holiday Inn

Date:

1994

Medium:

Oil on paper

Dimensions:

Support/Overall: 27 x 82in. (68.6 x 208.3cm)

Credit Line:

Anonymous gift

Accession Number:

2005.323

Currently Not on View
Derrick Nxumalo’s colorful image of a pleasant seascape in Durban, the major city in South Africa’s Kwzulu-Natal province, masks the violent political tempest that swept Durban and much of the province in the early 1990s as a result of clashes between the African National Congress and the Inkatha Freedom Party supporters. The artist instead chose to focus on a tranquil aftermath that would briefly follow the democratic elections in 1994.



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