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Cape town art fair image


You be the judge of what is happening here.

Is it inspiration? Is this an example of copying?

Which is original? Which is the copied work?

1st Piece:

Ugo Ananaba, Crystal Eyes, 2003

Last shown at an exhibition titled “Lines and Reason” at Quintessence in 2005.


2nd Piece:

Joe Amenechi, Peeping Boy, 2013.

Last shown at an exhibition titled “Pieces of Me” at Rele Gallery in 2015.

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