Let’s take a moment to remember that ATL’s Thabo Sefolosha had to watch this season’s play offs & conference final from the bench courtesy of the New York Police Department whose officers broke his leg.
Christine Sefolosha (born 1955) is a Swiss painter. Born in Montreux, Sefolosha has created works that have been shown at numerous one person and group exhibitions, including at the Cavin Morris Gallery in New York, American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore and the Galerie Polad-Hardouin and the Halle Saint-Pierre in Paris. She lived in South Africa for nine years.
Christine is the mother of Thabo Sefolosha, member of the Atlanta Hawks basketball club and formerly of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls clubs.
She founded the studio Quai 1-L'Atelier in 2000 within Montreux’ train-station waiting room
Profile of Khaya Witbooi, South Africa’s political pop artist
Khaya Witbooi was born and grew up in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Witbooi uses a combination of stenciling and oil painting to express his
observations, usually of socio-political nature. The result is edgy and
urban with an African relevance. Topics like the seeming failure of
democracy to provide solutions to problems related to post-colonial and
post-apartheid South Africa, human behaviour in this context and the
effects of globalisation are dealt with regularly. It provides valuable
insight into a world the viewer seldom had the opportunity to experience
“I’ve taken it upon myself to make a statement of a concerned citizen.
I’m not expecting people from around the world to do it before I do. If
there’s any person to make the first comment, it is the person who feels
it immediately, and I’m that person.” – Khaya Witbooi
THE KITCHEN COUNTER BETWEEN THEM, BLACK QUARTZ. OLIVER’S HANDS ARE PRESSED downward to hold him upright. Thabo, the white hulk of a mastiff, nudges the back of his knee and whines at his discomfort. Oliver blinks, seemingly unsurprised by this visitation, but nonetheless perturbed by it. Owen Grady, an old ghost, mirrors him on the far side of the kitchen.
‘ How are you finding London? ’ He uselessly asks, ‘ ——— Rather far from your usual habitat, aren’t you? ’
Thabo Sefolosha is to sue the City of New York for $50 mln. This man is taking a stance against police brutality & he should be applauded for it. Lest we forget that the NYPD officers broke his leg, which resulted in him missing the remainder of the 2014-15 season & the conference final. Not to mention the psychological & physical damage he suffered.