Lot 300 (A Celebration of Zimbabwe's Unique Sculptural Tradition, 5th July 2020)
Rising Sun Head
14cm high by 16cm wide by 14cm deep
Edward Chiwawa was born in 1935, in a district northwest of Guruwe, about 150 km from the capital Harare. He learned sculpting from his cousin Henry Munyaradzi.
From 1971 to 1973, Edward Chiwawa lived in the artist colony of Tengenenge, after that he moved to Harare. He often uses strongly abstracted, round human faces as his motive. There is a captivating magic that shines from those faces and their expression of ernst fascinates the observer.
”The stone speaks for itself”, says Edward Chiwawa. Since the 80s, the artist participated in many international exhibitions. In 1987 he won the 1. Price of the “7th international Small Sculpture Exhibition” in Budapest. Among other places Edward Chiwawa had exhibitions in London (1981), Frankfurt (1985), Sydney (1986), Melbourne(1987), Rome (1987) and Paris (1987).
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