Malcom X – Advertising Portrait
Many artists in Ghana display examples of their work along the side of the road to draw attention to the availability of their craft. In fact, their primary intention is not to sell these works, rather to use them to attract commissions for personal or professional work. In other words, these paintings serve as publicity. Most often these portraits on display are of people famous around the world or primarily in Ghana. This portrait, of course, is of Malcolm X. The painting measures 32 1/2 x 40 1/2″ (82.5 x 103 cm). Unlike most comparable portraits painted on wood, the artist of this painting, Sawyer Dele, preferred to paint this one on canvas. Please click on the photo to view photos of Sawyer himself in his studio. This painting is on canvas, stretched on a frame. We can ship it on the frame or rolled up, without the frame, as you prefer.