We have been eager to see Aimé Mpane’s Mapasa (Twins) hanging in the galleries ever since bringing it home from (e)merge art fair this fall. Mpane’s brilliantly hued diptych is now on view upstairs in the original Phillips house, where it sparks a complex dialogue with Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series.
(left) Aimé Mpane, Mapasa (Twins), 2012. Acrylic and mixed media on two wooden panels, each panel: 12 1/2 in x 12 in. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. Acquired with The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Award, 2012. (right) Panels from Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series, 1940-41. Photo: Joshua Navarro
A closer view of Mpane’s work.