A ‘modern masterpiece’ paints pandemic chaos on cloth made of fig-tree bark


Curfew (Likoni March 27 2020) by Kenyan-British painter Michael Armitage, was inspired by an attack on ferry passengers by paramilitary police in Nairobi. The painting hangs in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Kenyan-British artist Michael Armitage painted Curfew after a violent flare-up in Mombasa, Kenya, during the early days of the pandemic. One art critic calls it a “modern masterpiece.”

(Image credit: Jonathan Muzikar/The Museum of Modern Art, New York)

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