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Barnaby Fitzgerald

Hotel de la Paix

2010-11, Oil on linen, 58"w x 32"h

The painting is about Lomé, the capital city of Togo in West Africa where I have been painting since 1999. The dilapidated Hotel de la Paix in the old colonial quarter of Bé, the first part of the city to be settled by Europeans, is a reminder of what happens when there is no governance. The woman selling oranges looks out to us. She cannot imagine the comfort and lack of fear we enjoy as we enjoy her ruins.

Barnaby Fitzgerald - Hotel de la Paix

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