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Bruce Onobrakpeya
Abiku Spirit

1971

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Bruce Onobrakpeya, Nigerian (1932) Abiku Spirit, Lagos, September 1971 Edition 10/20 Deep Etching, framed, signed, titled and numbered lower front left and right Dimensions: Frame H 32.75 x W 24.25 - sight 24.5 x W 18.5 inches The print has been repositioned and newly matted. Plastograph is a term given by Onobrakpeya to describe his deep etching technique that he innovated in 1967 through what he referred to as the Hydrochloric Acid Accident. It is an engraving on a low relief surface made of zinc or similar surface material and printed in the intaglio style Bruce Obomeyoma Onobrakpeya is a Nigerian printmaker, painter and sculptor. While a student, the Zaria Arts Society, later called the Zaria Rebels, was formed with the aim to “decolonize” the visual arts as taught by Europeans. Onobrakpeya states that while college taught him technical skills, the Zaria Arts Society taught him confidence in his ability to form a personal style. He has exhibited at the Tate Modern in London, the National Museum of African Art of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and the Malmö Konsthall in Malmö, Sweden. The National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos has an exhibit of colorful abstract canvases by Onobrakpeya and his works can be found at the Virtual Museum of Modern Nigerian Art.

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  • Artist
    Bruce Onobrakpeya (1932, Nigeria)
  • Creation Year
    1971
  • Medium
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  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Very good, almost excellent condition.
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 32.75 in. x W 24.25 in. x D 0.65 in.H 83.19 cm x W 61.6 cm x D 1.66 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Weston, CT
  • Reference Number
    LU77433841551
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