H. Matisse et H. Musa pour Warren

Scope and Content

Mail Art. This image features representations of two iconic women who symbolize liberation: Marianne and Josephine Baker, the famous American entertainer during 1920's Paris. For Marianne, Musa uses the body of Matisse's Blue Nude with a stamp head of her wearing a bonnet rouge from Delacroix’s 1830 painting Liberty Leading the People while for Josephine, he draws the body to a collaged stamp of her head and iconic pose.

Access Information

Collection currently on display in the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, until 23rd March 2019.

Restrictions Apply

Acquisition Information

The donation was made to SOAS Library in June 2018 by Elsbeth Court, an academic who teaches African Art on the IFCELS course at SOAS, with the support and agreement of the artist Hassan Musa.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

white paper envelope 11.5cm x 16cm

Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright in the artwork of Hassan Musa assigned to SOAS by the artist, 2018. Copyrights persist in other images and texts. The user is advised to investigate copyrights before making any re-use of this material.