Femme Peul du Niger

Object Details

Title:

Femme Peul du Niger

Artist/Maker:

Malick Sidibé (Malian, 1936 - 2016)

Culture:

Malian

Place:

Mali (Place created)

Date:

print 1970; frame 2004

Medium:

Gelatin silver print, glass, paint, cardboard, tape, and string

Object Number:

2009.92.1

Dimensions:

26.5 × 26 cm (10 7/16 × 10 1/4 in.)

Copyright:

© Malick Sidibé

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Gelatin silver photograph of an African woman. She sits with her body in profile but her face towards the camera. She wears traditional clothing and jewelry, and has several facial tattoos. The photograph is mounted to a piece of glass that has been painted with a yellow border, and red, blue, and green leaf-shaped elements. The glass has a brown paper tape border, is backed with cardboard, and has cotton twine for hanging on the back.

Exhibitions
In Focus: Expressions (May 22 to October 28, 2018)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), May 22 to October 28, 2018
Bibliography

Magnin, André. Malick Sidibé. (Zurich: Scalo, 1998), p. 69.

Malick Sidibé, ed. Malick Sidibé: Fondation Zinsou (Leuven: Exhibitions International, 2008), p. 67.