French fine arts academy elects first African artist


Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow dedicated election to France’s Académie des Beaux-Arts to 'Africa...and Nelson Mandela'.

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Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow, who sculpted Nelson Mandela as a goalkeeper charged with keeping “corrupt African heads of state at bay”, became the first African artist to be admitted to France’s prestigious Académie des Beaux-Arts on Thursday, reports FRANCE 24.