Twins Seven-Seven: Legacy of the Oshogbo Master

November 10, 2011 to February 5, 2012

Indigo Arts presents a memorial exhibition of the work of the late Nigerian master, Prince Twins Seven-Seven (1944 – 2011), one of the leading members of the Oshogbo art movement that arose in the newly independent nation in the early 1960s. He was the most celebrated African artist of his generation.

Twins Seven-Seven spent much of the last 15 years of his life living and working in Philadelphia. In 2005 he was named UNESCO Artist for Peace in an award ceremony in Paris. His work is included in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution and other major international collections. In 2010 he was the subject of an exhaustive monograph and biography, Prince Twins Seven-Seven: His Art, His Life in Nigeria, His Exile in America, by Henry Glassie. A talented musician, he continued to perform throughout his career. Several of his early recordings have recently been reissued.

The exhibition also includes a selection of work by contemporaries and younger Nigerian artists who were influenced and inspired by Twins Seven-Seven. They include contemporaries, such as the late Asiru Olatunde, who hammered relief paintings out of copper and aluminum sheet, and artist Yinka Adeyemi, who works in two other characteristic Oshogbo media, batik on paper and mosaic-like bead paintings. Artists of the next generation include Tunde Odunlade, Phillip Olufemi Babarinlo, Rahmon Olugunna, Ademola Oyelami, and Toyin Folorunso, a grandson of Asiru Olatunde. Selections from the exhibit follow. Many more works can be seen on the pages for Twins Seven Seven and each other individual artist.

Tunde Odunlade, Oshogbo, Nigeria

Family Setting

SKU: odun-2

2006
Floatograph - marbleizing, batik & ink on rice paper
(19 1/2" h x 25 1/4"w)

$750
Tunde Odunlade, Oshogbo, Nigeria

Labyrinth

SKU: Odun-5

2005
Floatograph - marbleizing, batik & ink on rice paper
(23 3/4" h x 16 3/4"w)

$750
The Great Cause Will of Destiny

The Great Cause Will of Destiny

SKU: BSOP-1202

1997
Mixed media on plywood
(12" h x 24"w)

Price Reduced to $600
A Couple Farmer

A Couple Farmer

SKU: BSOP-1201

A Couple Farmer
Bashiru Opabola, Oshogbo, Nigeria
1997
Mixed media on plywood
(12" h x 24"w)

$600
Twins Seven-Seven

Baby Naming Ceremony

SKU: Twin-55

Digital pigment print of 1990 original painting.
(Epson 9800 Ultrachrome K3 Pigment Print on "English 14" Cold Press Art Paper)
(Image size 14 3/4" h. x 15 1/4"w., Sheet size 19" x 19")
Edition of 50, five copies signed and numbered by the artist, 2010

$450
Yinka Adeyemi

Delegates' Head

SKU: Adey-3

2003
Batik on paper
(17 1/2" h x 12"w)

$400
Market Women

Market Women

SKU: Oyelami-2

c. 2004
Batik on Rice Paper (25" h x 19 1/4"w)

$300
Phillip Olufemi Babarinlo, Oshogbo, Nigeria

Cat and Birds

SKU: Oluf-1

2008
Oil on paper (20 5/8" h x 16 3/4"w)

$300
Phillip Olufemi Babarinlo, Oshogbo, Nigeria

Offering

SKU: Oluf-5

1997
Oil on paper (16" h. x 20 1/4"w.)

$300
Agony of a Woman

Agony of a Woman

SKU: oyelaim-1

Oshogbo
c. 2004
Batik on Rice Paper (25" h x 19 1/4"w)

$300
The Flying Snake Dog Flying Over the Red S_____

The Flying Snake Dog Flying Over the Red S_____

SKU: T77-1501

Oshogbo, Nigeria, March 1968
Oil, acrylic, pastel, ink  on plywood
(28 3/4" h, x 44 3/4"w.)

Price on request
Yinka Adeyemi

Department of Music

SKU: Adey-02

2011
Glass beads on plywood
(24" h x 18"w)

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Ibeji Ceremony

Priest and Priestess in Festivity Mood of Ibeji Ceremony

SKU: Twin-31

2007
Acrylic, ink on fabric
(40" h x 39 1/4"w)

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Arriving in the World of an "Ifa" Goddess of Traditional Priest & the Ifa Beads (Ifa Oracle Beads)

Arriving in the World of an "Ifa" Goddess of Traditional Priest & the Ifa Beads (Ifa Oracle Beads)

SKU: Twin-68

c.2007
Oil, acrylic, ink and pastel on plywood
(36" h x 12"w)

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