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Modern & Contemporary African Art Online / Bruce Onobrakpeya (Nigerian, born 1932) Four plastographs (i-iv)

Lot 40
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Bruce Onobrakpeya
(Nigerian, born 1932)
Four plastographs (i-iv):
Ending from 17 August 2022, 12:00 BST
London, New Bond Street

£1,200 - £1,800

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Bruce Onobrakpeya (Nigerian, born 1932)

Four plastographs (i-iv):
(i) Owen No Riokun
signed, titled, dated, numbered '16/75' and inscribed 'Ibadan March 1984' (lower margin)
deep etching on paper
image: 23 x 28cm (9 1/16 x 11in)
sheet: 26.5 x 37.5cm (10 7/16 x 14 3/4in).

(ii) Ohworigita
signed, titled, dated, numbered '69/75' and inscribed 'Ibadan March 1984' (lower margin)
deep etching on paper
image: 23 x 28cm (9 1/16 x 11in)
sheet: 26.5 x 37.5cm (10 7/16 x 14 3/4in).

(iii) Erhue
signed, titled, dated, numbered '55/75' and inscribed 'Ibadan March 1984' (lower margin)
deep etching on paper
image: 23 x 28cm (9 1/16 x 11in)
sheet: 26.9 x 39.4cm (10 9/16 x 15 1/2in).

(iv) Kuruma
signed, titled, dated, numbered '54/75' and inscribed 'Ibadan March 1984' (lower margin)
deep etching on paper
image: 28 x 23cm (11 x 9 1/16in)
sheet: 37.7 x 26.6cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/2in).
(all unframed)
(4)

Footnotes

Provenance
Acquired in Lagos, Nigeria, circa 1980;
Thence by direct descent to the present owner in 2001.

Literature
(ii) Ohworigita
Safy Quel, ed., Bruce Onobrakpeya: Symbols of Ancestral Groves. Monograph of Prints and Paintings, 1978-1985 (Lagos: Ovuomaroro Gallery, 1985), no. 225, p. 211 (illustrated)
dele jegede, ed., Onobrakpeya: Masks of the Flaming Arrows (Milan: 5 Continents Editions, 2014), no. 17, p. 19 (illustrated).

(iii) Erhue
Safy Quel, ed., Bruce Onobrakpeya: Symbols of Ancestral Groves. Monograph of Prints and Paintings, 1978-1985 (Lagos: Ovuomaroro Gallery, 1985), no. 227, p. 210 (illustrated)
dele jegede, ed., Onobrakpeya: Masks of the Flaming Arrows (Milan: 5 Continents Editions, 2014), no. 15, p. 18 (illustrated)
Dozie Igweze, The Storyteller of Agbarha-Otor: Bruce Onobrakpeya's Visual Tales (Lagos: Hourglass Books, 2018), p. 178 (illustrated).

(iv) Kuruma
Safy Quel, ed., Bruce Onobrakpeya: Symbols of Ancestral Groves. Monograph of Prints and Paintings, 1978-1985 (Lagos: Ovuomaroro Gallery, 1985), no. 233, p. 208 (illustrated).
dele jegede, ed., Onobrakpeya: Masks of the Flaming Arrows (Milan: 5 Continents Editions, 2014), no. 3, p. 13 (illustrated).

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