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21 Mar 2012

Contemporary international art auction at CMOOA

Chéri Samba, J'aime la couleur, 2012
acrylique et paillettes sur toile, 135 x 200 cm

On March 24, 2012 at 5.00 pm


March 24, 2012 at 5.00pm
Public exhibitions from Monday, March 19, to Friday, March 23, from 9.00am to 12.30pm and from 2.30pm to 7.00pm
Auctioneer: Françoise Caste-Deburaux, Paris.
The catalog of the sale is available online:

Amal El Founti
+212 6 61 30 49 11
+ 212 (0) 5 22 39 85 54

6, avenue des Tilleuls (ex Boulogne)
Quartier de l'Hippodrome
20 330 Casablanca

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Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 5 pm

CASABLANCA, March 6, 2012 - The Moroccan Company of Art Works and Items is happy to announce that the international contemporary art auction will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

In keeping with the sales policy started in 2008, CMOOA intends to take up the challenge of bringing together in one auction some of the best works of international contemporary arts.

This has been achieved based on the exceptional quality pieces of international museum standards, which have been selected for this prestige auction.

Between painting, photography, installation and sculpture, this auction will feature over fifty lots. Ranging from the representations of exile, to identity issues, esthetics of violence and the worship of images in contemporary society, the variety of topics addressed shows the creative ferment in today's world.

With a set of quality works by the figureheads of African art, the African scene will be worthily represented. While portraitists Jean Depara and Malick Sidibé have chosen to show an independent carefree Africa in snapshots from that period, William Wilson has chosen to recall the history of colonization in a set of 18 draperies entitled 'the Black Ocean'. Bidders will also be given the opportunity to purchase exceptional works such as 'J'aime la couleur' (I like color), where Chéri Samba self-portrayed himself to denounce ambient racism. As for Chérin Chérin, he addresses the 'challenges of globalization' in a canvas with bright and luminous colors where the artist delivers an amusing point of view made in Africa, on globalization. 'Concert de la Sape' by Pierre Bodo will also be put on sale during this groundbreaking appointment: the artist warns us against the threat represented by the worship of appearance for individual freedom. 'Miss Rata' and 'Cherry', famous masks by Romuald Hazoumè made from gas cans and recycled materials, will also be offered for sale.

Between social satire, political discourse and popular art, these talented artists use humor as a formidable weapon to provide their perception of today's world and of the way the rest of the world looks at Africa.

Reflecting different cultures and experiences, these works echo one another in the universality and topicality of the issues raised, promising to make this auction an unprecedented moment of discovery.

The catalog of the auction is available online:


Françoise Caste-Deburaux, Paris.


From Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23, 2012, from 9 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.30 pm to 7 pm.


6, avenue des Tilleuls (ex Boulogne)
Quartier de l'Hippodrome
Tel. : + 212 (0) 5 22 26 10 48
Fax : + 212 (0) 5 22 39 85 54