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Modern & Contemporary African Art Online / Bruce Onobrakpeya (Nigerian, born 1932) Five metal foil relief (repoussé) panels (i-v)

Lot 41
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Bruce Onobrakpeya
(Nigerian, born 1932)
Five metal foil relief (repoussé) panels (i-v):
Ending from 17 August 2022, 12:00 BST
London, New Bond Street

£2,000 - £3,000

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Bruce Onobrakpeya (Nigerian, born 1932)

Five metal foil relief (repoussé) panels (i-v):
(i) Okonkwo Adi
signed, titled, numbered '30/30' and incised with the artist's monogram
metal foil relief (repoussé) panel, mounted on board
foil: 31.5 x 20.5cm (12 3/8 x 8 1/16in)
board: 33 x 22.5cm (13 x 8 7/8in).

(ii) Puppets, 1980
signed, titled, numbered '12/30' and incised with the artist's monogram
metal foil relief (repoussé) panel, mounted on board
foil: 30.8 x 20cm (12 1/8 x 7 7/8in)
board: 32.1 x 21.6cm (12 5/8 x 8 1/2in).

(iii) Poets and Fetters, 1980
signed, titled, numbered '29/30' and incised with the artist's monogram
metal foil relief (repoussé) panel, mounted on board
foil: 31 x 19.7cm (12 3/16 x 7 3/4in)
board: 32.5 x 21.3cm (12 13/16 x 8 3/8in).

(iv) Orakive III, 1983
signed, dated, numbered '23/30' and incised with the artist's monogram; further titled, dated, numbered and inscribed 'LAGOS 1983' (verso)
metal foil relief (repoussé) panel, mounted on board
foil: 24 x 9.2cm (9 7/16 x 3 5/8in)
board: 25.3 x 10.8cm (9 15/16 x 4 1/4in).

(v) Orakive IV, 1983
signed, dated, numbered and incised with the artist's monogram; further titled, dated, numbered and inscribed 'LAGOS 1983' (verso)
metal foil relief (repoussé) panel, mounted on board
foil: 24 x 9.2cm (9 7/16 x 3 5/8in)
board: 25.7 x 10.8cm (10 1/8 x 4 1/4in).
(all unframed)
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Footnotes

Provenance
Acquired in Lagos, Nigeria, circa 1980;
Thence by direct descent to the present owner in 2001.

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