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George Lilanga: A very rare opportunity

Press Release: September 30, 2020

George Lilanga still considers also 15 years after his death as one of the most significantly contemporary African artists. Now a very rare opportunity presents to acquire one of the most important late works of the artist.


At October 8, 2020 the big-painting Village at the lake is for sale in a big Africa auction with Bonhams in London. The painting belongs to the late favourite works of the artist. Lilanga had hung up the painting at prominent place in his studio and liked to expound his visitors and buyers the special history and meaning of the work. Furthermore there is an interview video with the artist, which shows him sedentary in front of the painting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj04efErgfI

The painting is well-documented in detail with the work directory of the Hamburg Mawingu Collection (HMC) which includes beside others one of the world-wide biggest and most important Lilanga collections,

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