Armchair Anthropology

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Armchair Anthropology

130 drawings, 15 x 10 cm, ink on paper, 2002 - 2011

Armchair Anthropology comprises portraits drawn of North African immigrants in southern Spain. The name of any individual drawing consists of the name given to the artist and the home country of the subject. The drawings were done on empty postcards and can be sent back home as greetings. The portraits break down by country of origin as follows: Morocco 86, Tunisia 25, Algeria 15, Lebanon 2 and Turkey 1. One person did not give any country of origin. The most common name was Ahmed (most praised), Ali (greatest) and Mohammed (revered), followed by Sad (happy), Driss and Mustapha (chosen). All portrait subjects were men.