Beaucoup d'idées mais pas de Petrole [A lot of ideas but no oil]

Scope and Content

Mail Art. On a marbled background, perhaps a sunset, Musa draws and pastes a satirical landscape of oil rigs with the august French culture minister Andre Malraux and an oil sheikh; both men are wearing black gowns, a further touch of irony that relates to the title.

Access Information

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

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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

brown paper envelope 17.5cm x 25cm

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.