Prince Twins Seven-Seven: His Art, His Life in Nigeria, His Exile in America

Prince Twins Seven-Seven: His Art, His Life in Nigeria, His Exile in America

by Henry Glassie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253354390

ISBN-13: 9780253354396

Pub. Date: 12/04/2009

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Prince Twins Seven-Seven (1944-2011) was not only one of Africa's most famous contemporary artists and the leader of the Osogbo School of Nigerian artists, he was known as the modern master of the Yoruba tradition in art. His work has been exhibited on every continent, is collected by major museums throughout the world, and in 2005, Prince was named UNESCO Artist

Overview

Prince Twins Seven-Seven (1944-2011) was not only one of Africa's most famous contemporary artists and the leader of the Osogbo School of Nigerian artists, he was known as the modern master of the Yoruba tradition in art. His work has been exhibited on every continent, is collected by major museums throughout the world, and in 2005, Prince was named UNESCO Artist for Peace. Henry Glassie blends life and art to create a vivid portrait of an extraordinary artist. This lavishly illustrated book, part biography and part artist's catalog, addresses tradition and innovation in Prince’s art, the development of his personal style, the force of the supernatural in Nigerian life, and the hard times of the immigrant artist in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253354396
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
12/04/2009
Series:
African Expressive Cultures Series
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Twins Seven-Seven
Part 1. Prince’s Life
1. Kissing Birds
2. Born at the Edge
3. The Line of Osuntoki
4. An Abiku Child
5. Pattern in Time
6. A Throwaway Boy from the Bush
7. The Road to Osogbo
8. Prince’s First Picture
9. Big Shows and Changing Markets
10. Political Involvements
11. Troubles at Home
12. Chieftaincy Titles
13. Reasons to Leave
14. An Immigrant’s Tale
15. The Hero’s Return
16. Farewell
Part 2. Prince’s Art
17. Yoruba Art
18. Modern Art
19. Postmodern Times
20. Dreams of the Abiku Child
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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