The Ousmane Sow house, named after the Senegalese sculptor, was opened to the general public on Saturday, May 5, 2018 in Dakar, on the sidelines of the 2018 edition of Dak’Art.
Located in Yoff (suburb of Dakar), the house Ousman Sow (called The Sphinx), contains various works of the artist who died in 2016 at the age of 81 years. In the house can be seen: the African series, series in tribute to the great men who marked his life, small Nuba sculptures, unpublished works and unfinished works.
The inauguration of the house takes place on the sidelines of the 2018 edition of Dak’Art, one of the most important events of contemporary African art, organized every two years in Senegal.
Ousmane Sow, the great African sculptor
Born October 10, 1935 in Dakar, Ousmane Sow began his activities as a physiotherapist, which he worked for a dozen years in France and Senegal. He was fascinated by the anatomy of the human body, and it was from this fascination that he created the monumental work, noubas wrestlers, Maasai warriors, Fulani families.
In 1999, a retrospective of his work in 68 statues installed on the Pont des Arts in Paris attracted more than three million visitors.
In 2013, he became the first African to join the French Academy of Fine Arts as an associate member abroad. He had then dedicated his prize to “all Africa”.
Source: La Croix