|Artist||Robert Commey (2019)|
On 30th , June, 1927, a young labourer was seen at Kpeve, a then small town in the Gold Coast. He had presented severe headache, lower back pain and appeared very ill.
These symptoms suggested yellow fever. He recovered a few days later but his sample,
later to be called the ‘Asibi strain’, has saved a million other lives. When you travel, you might be asked to take the vaccine. Based on an actual photo, this portrait ‘unveils’ Asibi.
|Dimension||76 x 84 cm|
|Medium||Acrylic on canvas|