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    Artist Name:

    Derrick Nxumalo

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    South African, born 1962


    Swazi Holiday Inn




    Oil on paper


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

    Credit Line:

    Anonymous gift

    Accession Number:


    On View - Wieland Pavilion, Lobby
    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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