Bass Player

CCAC #: 0074
Artwork title: Bass Player
Artist(s): Dumile Feni
Year made: 1968
Artwork type: Paper
Medium: Pen and ink on paper
Framed dimensions (in mm): 768 x 675
Source: Donated by Albie Sachs
Year acquired: 2004
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: On private display

Feni's works reflect his deep love of music, particularly jazz. His figures are infused with a musical rhythm, giving rise to a visual and musical dialogue. In this image, Feni relates music to the bull, an animal revered in many African rituals, cultures and spiritual ways of life - thereby also making a political statement of belonging.

CCAC 429554

Photographer: Ben Law-Viljoen
Photo copyright: CCT

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