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Monday, 30 April 2012 02:00


By  Simon Coates
Mengistu (Study) Mengistu (Study)
This is a portrait of former Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam and the medium is paint and pencil on canvas. This piece came about as a result of my working with Ethiopian artist Ephrem Solomon Tegegn. He told me about Mengistu and his reign of terror and I was so affected by what I heard that I created this image.
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