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A portrait of James Joyce was finished after the Artist said: "I kept on repeatedly visiting the Tate Modern in London just to see this primitive painting by Robert Motherwell called 'Ulysses' and for me it became a huge influence in feeling - I wanted to capture the essence of how I felt about James Joyce as an influence." The Artist then decided to do this by use of house paint - "In order to capture the sophisticated primitivism of Joyce and the childlike playfulness having just finished reading Dubliners."

Robert Motherwell, Kofi Boamah, George Condo, jean michel basquiat
Portrait of Joyce After Motherwell
House Paint on canvas
50 x 50 cm