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Modern & Contemporary African Art Online / Asiru Olatunde (Nigerian, 1918-1993) Osogbo Panel

Lot 39
Asiru Olatunde
(Nigerian, 1918-1993)
Osogbo Panel
Ending from 17 August 2022, 12:00 BST
London, New Bond Street

£3,000 - £5,000

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Asiru Olatunde (Nigerian, 1918-1993)

Osogbo Panel
signed and inscribed 'ASIRU OLATUNDE OSOGBO' (lower centre)
repoussé copper panel
183 x 92cm (72 1/16 x 36 1/4in).


John Martin Gallery, London;
A private collection, UK.

Like his father and grandfather before him, Asiru Olatunde was a blacksmith. In 1961 he began to create figures of animals out of recycled copper and aluminium, and this work evolved into a unique repoussé technique on copper and aluminium panels. His subjects include narratives drawn from Yoruba oral tradition, Biblical stories presented in Nigerian settings, and scenes from everyday life.

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