Monkey with Fish

Twins Seven-Seven
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Twins Seven-Seven
Twins Seven-Seven
Twins Seven-Seven
SKU: Twins-60

c.2008 (repaired by artist 2011)
Oil, acrylic, ink and pastel on plywood
(25" h, x 25"w.).
Provenance:  Private collection, purchased directly from the artist.

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.

$4500