The Patrice Lumumba Monument Project
Nijel's "Patrice Lumumba: The Vision, The Legacy"
Patrice Emery Lumumba
(July 2, 1925 - January 17, 1961)
The first freely elected Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Beloved by his people, Lumumba was assassinated by western interests because
he believed that the Congo's vast mineral wealth should be used,
first and foremost, to benefit the people of the Congo.
| Phase 1
The artist has created a Limited Edition of seven (7) Artist's Proofs bronze sculptures.
Artist's Proofs allow the artist to make minor changes and to perfect the work before it is released to the general public. As such, they are more valued than the Limited Editions and usually restricted to a production of seven or less.
|The ivory tusk of all seven Artist's Proof
s contain a special, and rare feature. Engraved in the wax,
cast in bronze, and finished with gold leaf is the signature of Guy Patrice
son of Patrice Lumumba!
| Patrice Lumumba: The Vision,
The Legacy is a 12 foot tall bronze monument by Nijel BPG that will
be a friendship gift from the people of America to the people of the
Democratic Republic of Congo. The monument will pay tribute to the vision and the
legacy of Patrice Emery Lumumba.
The Vision section of the monument is a realistic standing bronze sculpture of Prime Minister Lumumba. He is depicted as tall, stately, left foot stepping forward, and looking ahead. In Lumumba's left hand is a scroll dated "June 30, 1960". The scroll represents his famous Independence Day speech delivered on that day before the nation, and the Belgian monarchy. The date on the scroll is highlighted in gold leaf. The statue is finished in a bronze and black patina. It is mounted on a black granite, rectangular base with a sloping front. A black name plate is attached.
The Legacy section of the monument depicts a globe, rubber plant, wood carvings and ivory tusks. Lumumba's right hand rests lightly on the globe. Africa is the centerpiece. Jutting out of the continent are gems symbolic of gold, diamonds, and other strategic minerals. The structure sits on a rectangular green marble base. The globe is held aloft by additional symbols of resources that were expropriated from the Congo during decades of Belgian rule. These resources include ivory from elephant tusks, rubber, a collection of Congolese art and sacred wood carvings.
Room for a "Second" Lumumba Monument in the DRC?
A statue of Patrice Lumumba exists in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, but some, including his wife Pauline says the monument does not represent the man! (more)
Only one (1) Artist's Proofs statue
remains! It is available for $3,500.
This statue is numbered and signed by the artist Nijel BPG,
and Guy Patrice Lumumba, son of Patrice Lumumba.
It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Share the magnificence of this sculpture, and in so doing, help to advance
The Lumumba Monument Project.
Order your statue NOW!
Should you wish to make a tax exempt contribution with Friends of the Congo.org to The Lumumba Monument Project, please click here!
You may also order by sending a check/ money
Make payable to: Nijart International, 2131 So. Hoover Street, Suite #101, Los Angeles, CA 90007. Studio: (213) 746-9263.
Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery.
Nijel's "Patrice Lumumba: The Vision, The Legacy" copyright 2007 by Nijart International. All rights reserved.