The Elephant Enticement

Twins Seven-Seven
Twins Seven-Seven
Twins Seven-Seven
Twins Seven-Seven
SKU: Twin-65

Ink, pastel and oli on cloth
(32" h x 53"w)

Provenance: Purchased by previous owner directly from the artist in 1979 at a private showing arranged by the African Studies Center in New York.

Prince Twins Seven-Seven, 2003 (photo courtesy of the artist).

Prince Twins Seven-Seven was born Taiwo Olaniyi Oyewale-Toyeje Oyelale Osuntoki in 1944 in Ijara, Nigeria. The sole survivor of seven successive sets of twins, he renamed himself Ibeji Meje-Meje, or "Twins Seven-Seven". As a member of a royal lineage of the Yoruba people he later took the title of prince. Seven-Seven was one of the original artists of the famed Oshogbo School (named for the city of that name), which arose in the newly independent Nigeria of the early 1960's.

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