Owusu-Ankomah, Ghanaian, born 1956


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Acrylic on canvas

Canvas: 59 1/16 × 94 1/2 in. (150 × 240 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W'18 Fund, the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Fund, and the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman '40 Acquisition Fund



Place Made: Ghana, Western Africa, Africa


21st century

Object Name


Research Area



Not on view


Signed and dated, lower right, in dark paint: Owusu-Ankomah / 2007; Signed and inscribed, on reverse of canvas, upper left, in blue paint: OWUSU-ANKOMAH / "STARKID" / 2007 / ACRYLIC ON CANVAS / 150 X 240. CM

Course History

ARTH 17.2, AAAS 80.5, Twentieth-Century African Art , Ugochukwu Smooth Nzwei, Spring 2015

SART 31/SART 72, Painting II/III, Jen Caine, Winter 2022

Exhibition History

African Cos­mos: Stellar Arts, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, June 20-December 9, 2012; Newark Museum, New Jersey, February 27-August 11, 2013.

Inventory: New Works and Conversations around African Art, Friends Gallery/Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 16-March 13, 2016.

Johannesburg Art Fair, 2010.

Owusu-Ankomah : microcron-kusum : secret signs, hidden meanings, October Gallery, London, September 15-29 October 2011.

Publication History

Owusu-Ankomah and Gerard Houghton. Owusu-Ankomah : microcron-kusum : secret signs, hidden meanings. London: October Gallery, 2011.

Christine Mullen Kreamer; Erin Haney; Katharine Monsted; Karel Nel; Randall Bird; et al. African Cosmos: Stellar Arts. Washington, D.C.: National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution; New York: Monacelli Press, 2012.

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 208, ill. plate no. 139.


October Gallery Trust, London, England; sold to present collection, 2014.

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