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Wosene Worke Kosrof at Arttitud

Arttitud showroom creator Tatiana Takaeva hosted world-renowned Ethiopian abstract painter Wosene Worke Kosrof at a special happening on Saturday, September 8th, 2012. 

Over the past forty years, Kosrof has shown in galleries and museums across Africa, Europe, Asia and North America, and his works have been added to the Rockefeller Collection, The Library of Congress and the United Nations. 

Kosrof spoke for approximately half an hour to an assembled group of VIP guests. He talked about his childhood, art school, moving to America and the process to find his own style as an artist. The artist shared many personal philosophies, including words of wisdom such as "there are no bad colors" when creating a painting. Wosene spoke about how he came to use Amharic calligraphy- the written alphabet from Ethiopian culture- to create visual poetry in his pieces. His wife Patricia DiRubbo was with him and spoke briefly about what it is like to live with a collection of Wosene's works, which she finds to be a constant source of illumination and inspiration. 

A collection of Wosene Worke Kosrof's work will be on display and for sale at Arttitud through the end of September, 2012. The collection includes original large format canvases, small canvases, mixed media works, signed limited edtion prints and limited edition books. 

The Arttitud Showroom is at 111 Potrero Ave, San Francisco and online at Arttitud- Lifestyle for Design and Art Lovers- represents artists from all over the world, and sells art alongside custom, high end museum grade furnishings from top European manufacturers such as ArtifortEdra and Ceccotti Collezioni.