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Art Gallery: Sarnath Banerjee | reviews, news & interviews

Art Gallery: Sarnath Banerjee

Art Gallery: Sarnath Banerjee

A Che comic-strip set in Africa that satirises men's midlife violence crisis

Sarnath Banerjee
The subversive artist and film-maker Sarnath Banerjee, credited with introducing the graphic novel to India, features in a London show, Royale With Cheese, at Aicon Gallery, 8 Heddon Street, London W1, where his eight-scene graphic narrative Che in Africa is displayed. You can see it here. And read the interview with him here: "I’m very interested in the disreputable men of history, especially the Big Men in Africa – the leaders known as the grandes légumes..."

Che is just an excuse. It’s more about the middle-class men who run revolutions and a bored man who wants to get back in the papers. And about revolution itself as a fetish.

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