[SOLD OUT] - TINGATINGA: KITSCH or QUALITY - bicycle enamel on board and canvas (Hardback)

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Hardcover: 120 pages full colour (Size: 28 x 21 cm)
Publisher: thorupART; 2nd edition edition (26 April 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-8-7992635-2-3

In 2010 thorupART released the publication TINGATINGA: Kitsch or Quality. Bicycle enamel on board and canvas which accompanied the exhibition of the same name. This publication has now been reprinted as a hardback. The publication contains an introduction to Tingatinga paintings and a discussion of its location between art, craft, kitsch and commodity. It presents the new generation of Tingatinga artists and their painting styles and shows the development of painting styles in the 40 years that have elapsed since E.S.Tingatinga painted the first pictures of African animals.

Introduction by Tine Thorup
Map of Tanzania showing the birthplaces of the Tingatinga painters
3 essays on Tingatinga painting and its origins:
» The Brilliantly Coloured Ostrich by Merete Teisen
» Off The Walls to Hard Board and Canvas by H. Thorup & C. Sundaram 
» A Brief Note on Wall Paintings in Africa by H. Thorup & C. Sundaram 
34 artist biographies with images of works and selected personal stories
(See list of artists on the Tingatinga: Kitsch or Quality exhibition page)
Contributing photographers: Svend Erik Sokkelund, Dorthe Friis Pedersen & Jesper Kirknæs

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