Ol Ngoroi Rock

Armitage, Michael
Michael Armitage’s colourful, ethereal works play with visual narratives and challenge cultural assumptions, referencing politics, history and civil unrest. Ol Ngoroi Rock is an ancient foundation located in Laikipia, west of Mount Kenya. Its graphic cave markings date back to 2700 BCE and as recently as the early 19th century. The meaning behind the symbolic imagery is unknown, even by its most recent authors, the Samburu people. The scene in Armitage’s lithograph depicts an imagined ritual taking place under these mysterious markings.
  • Artwork Details: 48.2 x 61.2cm
  • Edition: 21 of 35
  • Material description: Ten colour lithograph on Somerset warm white velvet 400gsm paper
  • Credit line: © Michael Armitage. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christelis)
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  • Medium: Print
  • Accession number: ACC27/2021



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