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Triumphant Baboon

1988 H: 86cm

Zulu Hunter front 2

Following his success at the Zimbabwe Heritage exhibition in 1988 where he won the Award of Distinction with his sculpture 'Ngozi', Paul produced this powerful piece, depicting the all too familiar and troublesome primate holding up a pumpkin he has stolen from the field.

 

In this sculpture the artist is boasting of his success in the national arena for the first time. The commanding gaze and bold pose indicate to the viewer that this prize cannot be taken from the holders' grasp.

Paul Machowani - 'Triumphant Baboon' 1988