Smiling Head
Fanizani Akuda

2007

'Leopard Rock'

30cm (h)

18cm (w)

10cm (d)

SOLD

A cheery fellow, just like Fanizani was himself. This is a lovely sculpture by the much missed Fanizani, in his instantly recognisable soft and quirky style.

The sculpture is accompanied by a photograph of Fanizani with the piece to guarantee authenticity - unfortunately, since his death, forgeries of Fanizani's work have been seen on the market.

It is part of a collection of sculpture bought by Guruve directly from the artist in 2007 - these are the last few pieces!

Leopard rock is the local Zimbabwean name for this very hard type of serpentine stone, typically coloured pale green and black.

Shona sculpture Smiling Head by first-generation artist Fanizani Akuda from Zambia - front Shona sculpture Smiling Head by first-generation artist Fanizani Akuda from Zambia - front right Shona sculpture Smiling Head by first-generation artist Fanizani Akuda from Zambia - back