Ajibike Ogunyemi (Nigerian, born 1941) Throne 122 x 48 x 42cm (48 1/16 x 18 7/8 x 16 9/16in).
Lot 6
Ajibike Ogunyemi
(Nigerian, born 1941)
Throne 122 x 48 x 42cm (48 1/16 x 18 7/8 x 16 9/16in).
Sold for £ 3,250 (US$ 4,280) inc. premium

Africa Now

28 Feb 2018, 17:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
Ajibike Ogunyemi (Nigerian, born 1941)
Throne
iron
122 x 48 x 42cm (48 1/16 x 18 7/8 x 16 9/16in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Purchased by a private collector in Oshogbo, circa 1998.
    By direct descent to current owner.


    This chair was purchased by the current owner's parents, whilst they were living in Nigeria. The family moved many times, living in Warri, Ajaokuta, Lagos and Abuja. They frequently visited Oshogbo, and the residence of Susanne Wenger.

    Susanne Wenger held a large collection of metalwork by Ogunyemi which was prominently displayed around her residence on Ibokun Road, Oshogbo. Ogunyemi was an important member of the New Sacred Arts Movement and constructed chairs made from scrap iron depicting the Yoruba deities of the Osun Groves.

    Bibliography
    N. Saunders, Susanne Wenger, her house and her art collection, (Lagos, 2006).
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