A Book Review, Life and Times of Richard Onyango - By David Kaiza, AfricanColours.com
The one and only Richard Onyango is back this weekend at Gallery Watatu, with never-before exhibited works featuring Barack Obama, Grandma Sarah, Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana, and Michael Jackson. The show opens on Sunday 7th August, 2011 at Gallery Watatu, Lonrho House, Nairobi starting at 3pm and will run until 21st August, 2011.

Richard Onyango at Gallery Watatu
Richard Onyango, next to his painting of Barack Obama and Grandma Sarah at Gallery Watatu. | Image by Andrew Njoroge, AfricanColours.com

As we wait in anticipation for Richard Onyango's show, here's a recap of a book review about the man, his early life and Drosie, "Life and Times of Richard Onyango", originally posted on 27/07/2009. Enjoy.

By David Kaiza | AfricanColours.com

"It was nearly midnight when I saw her. A woman wearing a cream dress and shoes. She had a unique figure 8 – because she was very big and strong – and she looked at me…she had very fierce eyes. Wow, I said to myself, who is this? She was smiling at me and admiring me so I added some more beats just to make her happy. Then she stood and came towards the stage…”

'Drosie' by Richard Onyango
'Drosie' by Richard Onyango

So Drosie enters Richard Onyango’s life, to be endlessly reproduced in his art, years after [...]

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