Tanzania 1940 -1984
Oil on board
60 x 60cm
Estimated: US$1,700 – $2,500
Provenance: Basel/Swiss Private Art Collection since 1980
Simon Mpata is the youngest half-brother of E.S. Tingatinga. Mpata shared a long time the Studio with Edward Saidi. After E.S. death, Mpata left Tanzania to open a studio in Nairobi where he lived and worked until his death in 1982. Mpata’s work has been extensively collected and shown in numerous exhibitions worldwide.