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.
Nijel's statue reviews
You've caught his majesty and power, his calm completely."
"You're sculpture is marvelous."
"I'm glad to see that people throughout the world
are trying to keep alive the legacy of Patrice Lumumba. Best
"While awaiting to hear from the Government, I
thank you once again for this noble task you are preparing
you for sharing your latest work, "Patrice Lumumba: The Vision, The
Legacy". It is an excellent work and I wish you every success
with it. It is well-conceived and well executed....in the tradition
of the ancestors, we wish for you blessings without number and all good
things without end.
The greatest statue of Lumumba I have ever witnessed. You simply
continue to manifest your sculptural genius to the world. It is such
a blessing to have you among us..."
In Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, there is a monument to Patrice Lumumba that was created by the North Korean company Mansudae. The statue was begun during the reign of Mobutu Sese Seko at a reported cost of $10 million dollars.
Although it is a national monument, the artisans did not take the care to depict Lumumba as he was. He was tall, thin, and introspective. Instead, the heavy bodied, salutory statue representing Patrice Lumumba may be an heroic representation of him, but it is far less than a true-to-life rendition.
In a quote on the LeSoft International website, Ms. Pauline Opanga, widow of the slain leader says in essence that Lumumba was not as strapping a man as the monument portrays him to be. Read her comments at ...
In many places around the
world is not
uncommon to find a number of monuments in the same city that are dedicated
to the same person, showing different representations of him or her.
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.
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