Bruce Onobrakpeya (Nigerian, born 1932) Zaria Dye Pits; including a preliminary red chalk sketch (2) 101 x 76cm (39 3/4 x 29 15/16in); sketch 26 x 21cm (10 1/4 x 8 1/4in).

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Lot 17
Bruce Onobrakpeya
(Nigerian, born 1932)
Zaria Dye Pits; including a preliminary red chalk sketch (2) 101 x 76cm (39 3/4 x 29 15/16in); sketch 26 x 21cm (10 1/4 x 8 1/4in).

£ 6,000 - 9,000
US$ 7,500 - 11,000
Bruce Onobrakpeya (Nigerian, born 1932)
Zaria Dye Pits; including a preliminary red chalk sketch (2)
signed 'BRUCE ONOBRAKPEYA' (lower left); sketch signed 'B.P.O. Onobrakpeya' (lower left)
oil on canvas
101 x 76cm (39 3/4 x 29 15/16in); sketch 26 x 21cm (10 1/4 x 8 1/4in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Acquired from the artist by the current owner in 1964, Nigeria.


    One of the most widely-known Nigerian modernists, Bruce Onobrakpeya developed his mature artistic style in the years surrounding Nigeria's independence. He and a group of like-minded artists formed the Zaria Arts Society in 1958. Their intention was to 'decolonize' visual art in Nigeria, liberating their aesthetics from the influences of European practices. Onobrakpeya began to incorporate figures from Nigerian folklore in his work, and experiment with traditional craft techniques.

    Having innovated a new method of printing, the 'additive plastograph', Onobrakpeya is most frequently associated with this medium. This rare oil painting by Bruce Onobrakpeya most likely dates to the Nigerian master's 'Sunshine Period' (1962-67), so called because of the artist's bright colour palette.
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Bruce Onobrakpeya (Nigerian, born 1932) Zaria Dye Pits; including a preliminary red chalk sketch (2) 101 x 76cm (39 3/4 x 29 15/16in); sketch 26 x 21cm (10 1/4 x 8 1/4in).
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