Hona Al-Qahera [Here is Cairo].
Houston, TX: Ganzeer, 2020. Original illustration, signed by the artist, Ganzeer. Produced for his op-ed, “The Fate of Egypt,” which ran in Middle East Eye in February 2020, the illustration shows a diverse array of Egyptians protesting the dictatorial regime of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who rose to power in 2014 after the removal of Hosni Mubarak. It is a reminder that protesting is an often ceaseless effort, that reform does not occur simply by change of leadership, and that the voice of the people is strongest in unison. Ganzeer is a street artist who has championed reform in Egypt for over a decade. Pencil, ink, and watercolor on paper. Preliminary figure sketch on verso. Fine. Framed. (14 by 14 in.). Item #30137