Kolade Oshinowo (Nigerian, born 1948) 'Socialites'

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Lot 118
Kolade Oshinowo
(Nigerian, born 1948)
'Socialites'

£ 10,000 - 15,000
US$ 12,000 - 19,000

Africa Now

21 May 2014, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

Kolade Oshinowo (Nigerian, born 1948)
'Socialites'
signed and dated 'Oshinowo / 2013' (lower left)
oil on canvas
130 x 88.5cm (51 3/16 x 34 13/16in).

Footnotes

  • Born in Ibadan in 1948, Kolade Oshinowo attended Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, where he specialized in painting. He currently holds the post of Chief Lecturer in Painting at Yaba College's School of Art, Design and Printing.

    Oshinowo is widely recognised for his naturalistic representations of the human figure, and his close observance of traditional Nigerian dress. Textiles are of great symbolic importance to the artist, particularly in relation to the female form: "[they express all] the beauty and challenges of womanhood".
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