Modern & Contemporary African Art Online / Asiru Olatunde (Nigerian, 1918-1993) Osogbo Panel
£3,000 - £5,000
John Martin Gallery, London;
A private collection, UK.
Like his father and grandfather before him, Asiru Olatunde was a blacksmith. In 1961 he began to create figures of animals out of recycled copper and aluminium, and this work evolved into a unique repoussé technique on copper and aluminium panels. His subjects include narratives drawn from Yoruba oral tradition, Biblical stories presented in Nigerian settings, and scenes from everyday life.