1968 Wedding Portrait

1968 Wedding Portrait
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1968 Wedding Portrait
1968 Wedding Portrait
1968 Wedding Portrait
1968 Wedding Portrait
SKU: T77-1601

Oshogbo, Nigeria, April 1968.  
48" x 28", Mixed media on plywood.
Painting commissioned by American journalist in Lagos, Nigeria to commemorate wedding anniversary in 1968.  Inscription on face of painting reads:
"UNITED STATES ...
DAILY TIMES
DIPLOMAT
MARIAGE OF MR & MRS FRIENDLY IN THE BOAT OF EVERLASTING PEACE & LOVE
YOU ARE ON THE LOVESEA"
"Painting by Twins 77
BOX 68  OSHOGBO
APRIL 1968"

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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