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Mwasi Likolo by Alexis Peskine

Mwasi Likolo by Alexis Peskine

GW Einstein Company



Edition Size: 25

Image Size: 28 X 20 inches cm

Sheet Size: 28 X 20 inches cm


Condition: Pristine

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This screenprint print on coffee infused handmade Khadi Bhutanese Tsasho paper has details in gold leaf. It is part of Peskine’s Power Figures and Fire Figures series.

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The Artist

Alexis Peskine

Alexis Aliocha Peskine was born in Paris, France in, 1979. He is a 2004 Fulbright Scholar who holds a B.F.A. from Howard University an M.A. and M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Peskine’s use of graphic and commercial images in fine art is informed by his early start in graphic design. At age 15, he was the youngest student to enter the Apprentice Center of Formation for the Graphic Art in Paris; he subsequently worked for Crayures as an industrial designer for clients such as Roland Garros, Malterre and Fly. He also served a stint as Creative Director for Burrell Communications in Chicago. Peskine bridges the gap between graphic design and fine art by using the same design aesthetic to appeal to the masses, as his work often touches on the ideology of consumerism and mass consumption.
As a junior at Howard University in 2002, Peskine was the first winner of the Verizon HBCU Student Art Competition; the following year, he won second place in the same competition. His work has attracted the attention of Chrissie Iles of the Whitney Museum and Yukie Kamaya of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. Burrell Communications’ Chairman Emeritus Tom Burrell and musicians Donald Byrd, Talib Kweli and Common all own Peskine’s work.

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