Yekini Folorunso

About the Artist

Yekini Folorunso (1939 - ?)

Yekini Folorunso (also spelled Folorunsho) was a "brother" and student of the great master of aluminum relief, Asiru Olatunde.  At this point it is hard to determine whether he was a half-brother or a more distant relative of Asiru.  We understand that he is deceased, but do not have a date.  

The book Nigerian Art: A Who’s Who and Bibliography by Bernice M. Kelly and Janet L. Stanley, published for the Smithsonian institution Libraries in 1993, includes the following information on Yekini Folorunso:

Yekini FOLORUNSHO   Sculptor
Birth: August 20, 1939.
 
Training: Originally a blacksmith, later trained as a jeweler; worked with his older “brother,” Asiru, for two years before going on his own.
 
Profile: Makes repoussé works in copper, brass and aluminum, producing panels illustrating aspects of Yoruba religious and secular life.
 
Group Exhibitions
"Silver Jubilee National Art Exhibition," Federal University of Technology, Owerri, September 26-October 1, 1985.
"Contemporary Arts from Western Nigeria," Zamana Gallery, London, October 20, 1988-January 8, 1989.
"Reflections from Africa," Onira Arts Africa, Ottawa, Canada, April 5-20, 1990.
 
Commissions
Sculpted relief panels, copper, brass and aluminum, National Black Theatre, Harlem, New York, USA.
 
Public Collections
Museum für Völkerkunde, Frankfurt, Germany.  Copper relief: one untitled.

Region:
The Oba's Palace
SKU: YF-1802

Oshogbo, Nigeria, c.1995
Hammered aluminum relief
(9 1/4" h x 24 1/2"w)

$210
Festival for Shango
SKU: YF-1803

Oshogbo, Nigeria, c.1990
Hammered aluminum relief
(9 1/4" h x 24 1/2"w)

$210
The Kingdom of Animals
SKU: YF-1804

Oshogbo, Nigeria, c.1990
Hammered aluminum relief
(8 1/4" h x 24 1/4"w)

$210
Egungun Masquerade
SKU: YF-1805

Oshogbo, Nigeria, c.1990
Hammered aluminum relief
(8 1/4" h x 24 1/4"w)

$210
Yekini Folorunso
SKU: YF-1103

c.1995
Hammered aluminum relief
(15 1/2" h x 6 1/4"w)

$180
Oshun Festival #2
SKU: YF-1812

Oshogbo, Nigeria, c.1995
Hammered aluminum relief
(6 1/2" h. x 19 1/8" w.)

$180
Yekini Folorunso, Oshogbo, Nigeria
SKU: YF-1104

c.1995
Hammered aluminum relief
(6 1/4" h x 18 1/4"w)

$180
Hunter in the Forest #3
SKU: YF-1801

Oshogbo, Nigeria, c.1995
Hammered aluminum relief
(6 1/8" h x 18 1/8"w)

$180
The Palmwine Drinkers
SKU: YF-1807

Oshogbo, Nigeria, c.1995
Hammered aluminum relief
(6 1/4" h x 18 1/2"w)

$180
Festival for Olokun
SKU: YF-1808

Oshogbo, Nigeria, c.1995
Hammered aluminum relief
(6" h x 19"w)

$180
Gelede Masquerade
SKU: YF-1809

Oshogbo, Nigeria, c.1995
Hammered aluminum relief
(7" h. x 18 1/2" w.)

$180
Oshun Festival #1
SKU: YF-1810

Oshogbo, Nigeria, c.1995
Hammered aluminum relief
(6 1/2" h. x 19" w.)

$180
Festival for Shango
SKU: YF-1811

Oshogbo, Nigeria, c.1995
Hammered aluminum relief
(6 1/2" h. x 19" w.)

$180
Yekini Folorunso, Oshogbo, Nigeria
SKU: YF-1106

c.1995
Hammered aluminum relief
(5" h x 20"w)

$145
Yekini Folorunso, Oshogbo, Nigeria
SKU: YF-1107

c.1995
Hammered aluminum relief
(5" h x 20"w)

$145
Hunter in the Forest #4
SKU: YF-1806

Oshogbo, Nigeria, c.1995
Hammered aluminum relief
(8 1/8" h x 24 1/2"w)

$210
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Yekini Folorunso, Oshogbo, Nigeria
SKU: YF-1105

c.1995
Hammered aluminum relief
(6 1/4" h x 18 1/4"w)

$180
Product Status: 
Sold