The curatorial board of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York had decided Accessioning the Koss sculpture their permanent collection.
This work, originally designed and casted in 2010 had being displayed in several exhibitions, including The global Project Africa at the MAD Museum in 2010, Branco Negro at Artcurial Paris in 2014 and Octobre Orange at the renown Vallois Gallerie in 2015.
KOSS had being inspired by a bark from the African Baobab tree.
The imprint and the molecular composition of the bark had been studied and sculptured with dexterity by Kossi Aguessy, originally in a block of aluminum . Beyond mimicry, this simple piece of nature had been morphed into a block of textured organic movements,reflecting the majestic strength of the tree and the fragile balance of the soil supporting it in the mean time.
Koss is a perfect reflection of the artist process, using nature for expressing culture. Nature, here is only a pretext for materializing the footprint of a land, a soil, a continent
We are happy and proud this sculpture had joined the museum collection for a display which we hope will ravish all visitors.