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Kalamazoo Mokone
Sam Nhlengethwa
Artwork 2016
Sam Nhlengethwa's lithograph 'Kalamazoo Mokone' shows a soccer player on the cover of Drum magazine.
Artwork: Sam Nhlengethwa, Kalamazoo Mokone (2016). Lithograph. 52 x 40 cm. Courtesy of Goodman Gallery.
Artist Sam Nhlengethwa Title Kalamazoo Mokone Date 2016 Materials Lithograph Dimensions 52 x 40 cm Credit Courtesy of Goodman Gallery

From Phokeng Tshepo Setai and Alexander Richards, the curators of Exhibition Match '22:

Nhlengetwa’s lithograph forms part of a series of works memorialising past events that define and epitomise historical South African political discourses to illustrate the underpinnings and foundations of present activist efforts. The work depicts a cover of Drum Magazine, an iconic document of black South African culture, with Stephen 'Kalamazoo' Mokone, a South African soccer star who was the first black South African player to play in a professional European league in the early 1960s.