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 College: 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



Africa, Western Africa, Ghana


21st century

Object Name





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

Exhibition History

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

Johannesburg Art Fair, 2010.

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.

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.

Publication History

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

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.

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.


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

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