Twins Seven-Seven (Nigerian, 1944-2011) "Rejoicing Beasts" 1969.  Ink on cut plywood, 24 by 48 inches
Lot 111*
Twins Seven-Seven (Nigerian, 1944-2011) "Rejoicing Beasts" 1969. Ink on cut plywood, 24 by 48 inches
Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,631) inc. premium

Lot Details
Twins Seven-Seven (Nigerian, 1944-2011)
"Rejoicing Beasts" 1969. Ink on cut plywood, 24 by 48 inches
signed, dated and inscribed with title '1969 Chief Twins Seven-Seven Rejoicing Beasts' (lower left)
mixed media on board
60 x 122.5cm (23 5/8 x 48 1/4in).

Footnotes

  • "On the matter of influence, Prince is clear. No other artist sets a model for him, though he is open, wide open, to the influences that rise up from his tradition, the tradition of the Yoruba people, and to the influences that flow through him as he moves attentively among the wonders of God's creation. Amid these crosscurrents of inspiration, the only artist upon whose work he builds is the one called Twins Seven-Seven."

    BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    H. Glassie, Prince Twins Seven-Seven: His Art, His Life in Nigeria, His Exile in America, (Bloomington, 2010), p.15
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