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Kofi Antubam and the Myth Around Ghana’s Presidential Seat
This book is a rare legacy for the nation, art connoisseurs and people who love to know more about the various values of Ghanaian Art.
Kofi Antubam was an eminent artist who taught Art and Crafts at the Achimota School in the 50’s and early 60’s. He was born in 1922 and died at the age of 42 in 1964.
This book, “Kofi Antubam and the myth around Ghana’s Presidential Seat” does not only enlighten the reader on the late Antubam’s great exploits [e.g. designing of the Presidential Seat, State Sword, State Mace and many State Monuments] but also shows their cultural and aesthetic values, and outline the myths and functions of Ghanaian traditional Art as incorporated in his works.
Kofi Antubam who almost single-handedly placed Ghanaian art on the world map during his life time has been a forgotten hero since his death. Apart from the various prizes he won in different art competitions, he gave lectures at several conferences, both at home and abroad on various humanistic and aesthetic topics.
Thirty years after his death, two elderly carvers emerged from nowhere to claim that Kofi Antubam contracted them to carve the Presidential Seat but did not pay them.
The 128-page power-packed book on creativity searches for the truth. Who are the true carvers of the Presidential Seat?
The author spent three years researching this book.