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De money series, No. 1 by George Osodi

 

Object Name: De Money Series No. 1

Artist: George Osodi

Place of Origin: b. 1974, Nigeria

Date/Era: 2009

Dimensions: H x W: 80 x 120 cm (31 ” x 47 “)

Medium/Materials: Fuji Crystal Archival Print

Credit Line: National Museum of African Art, Museum Purchase.

Accession Number: 2011-16-1

Mining and cutting into the land. Despite the dangers to their health from mercury exposure and damage to the environment from land degradation and water pollution, jobless youths and their families continue to search for gold, or “The Money,” in Obuasi, Ghana. Osodi frames aesthetic, alluring, and often shocking images that challenge viewers to consider real and troubling issues from very human perspectives.

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