Notre Ami le Roi [Our Friend the King]

Material Information

Notre Ami le Roi [Our Friend the King]
Series Title:
Hassan Musa Mail Art Collection
Alternate Title:
Our friend the King
Musa, Hassan, b.1951, contemporary visual artist
Musa, Hassan ( contributor )
Court, Elsbeth
Publication Date:
brown paper envelope ( medium )
16 cm x 23 cm


General Note:
Collection name: Hassan Musa Mail Art Collection
General Note:
Reference: MS 381333/1
General Note:
Acquisition: The donation was made to SOAS Library in June 2018 by Elsbeth Court, an academic who teaches African Art on the IFCELS course at SOAS, with the support and agreement of the artist Hassan Musa.
General Note:
Mail Art. The image is contemporary parody after the orientalist painting Odalisque with a Slave by J.A.D. Ingres (1842), in which Musa replaces the slave with stamps for two Arab kings and the lute player with Queen Elizabeth II. A stamp of a cat’s head mocks the voluptuous odalisque, a harem woman. Frequently, Musa uses a stamp as the head or mask for a figure that is drawn or collaged as seen in this work.
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Musa, Hassan : URI
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Elsbeth Court : URI
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Extent: 1 item
General Note:
Medium: work of art

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
Copyright in the artwork of Hassan Musa assigned to SOAS by the artist, 2018. Copyrights persist in other images and texts. The user is advised to investigate copyrights before making any re-use of this material.
Resource Identifier:
MS 381333 ( Order with )