(1950 - 2001)
Moko was active/lived in Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Moko is known for paintings.
Born Monsenguro Kejwamfi in Bandundu province, DRC. Moké was among the
leading artists of the school of popular painting that sprung up in
Kinshasa in the first decades of Zaïre's independence. The current work,
dated 1999, was completed only two years after the fall of Zaire's
dictator Mobutu Sese Seko (president from 1965- 1997). Under his
leadership he sought to eradicate as much colonial cultural influence as
possible, and was known for his tendency towards large scale events of
'staged popularism'. Moké is probably best known for his work of
1982 entitled 'Mitterrand and Mobutu', it depicts the motorcade of the
French Prime Minister and Mobutu riding through the streets of Kinshasa.
Moké renders the scene so hyperbo
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