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Michael Armitage - The Long Walk Home (Xala) - 1
Michael Armitage - The Long Walk Home (Xala) - 2
Michael Armitage - The Long Walk Home (Xala) - 3
Michael Armitage - The Long Walk Home (Xala) - 4
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Michael Armitage The Long Walk Home (Xala) 2020

Price: £8,400

Edition of 35
Seven colour lithograph on Somerset warm white velvet 400gsm paper
59.5 x 32.7 cm | 23 7/16 x 12 7/8 in.
Signed and numbered
Released by White Cube, 2020

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This lithograph reimagines a scene from the Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène’s biting satire Xala(1975). In the film, a troupe of beggars, many severely crippled, are driven out into the desert by the police. Here, two of them make their way back to town, one carrying the other, under the watchful eyes of monkeys.

Michael Armitage draws his work from life, his memory and other sources. Exploring a rich source of cultural influences, he weaves narrative and visual labyrinths through formal alternations between positive and negative space, earthen and acid tones. Much of Armitage's work explores subject matter that ranges from the historical to the mythological while contributing to a lineage of storytelling that can be both surreal and profoundly human.

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