Twins Seven Seven
Prince Twins Seven-Seven began his career in the 1960s in workshops conducted by Ulli and Georgina Beier in Osogbo, a Yoruba town in southwestern Nigeria. Since then he has become one of the most well known artists of the Osogbo School. His work is influenced by traditional Yoruba mythology and culture, and creates a fantastic universe of humans, animals, plants and Yoruba gods.
He was designated UNESCO Artist for Peace on 25 May 2005 "“in recognition of his contribution to the promotion of dialogue and understanding among peoples, particularly in Africa and the African Diaspora”.
Twins Seven Seven died on June 16, 2011 following complications from a stroke.
- Olivier Doria d'Angri (Rome/London)
- The Glendonwyn family (Madrid/Tenerife/Dubai)
- Patrick and Awele Okigbo (Abuja, Nigeria)
- William Grimes (July 3, 2011). "Prince Twins Seven-Seven, Nigerian Artist, Dies at 67". The New York Times.
- "Prince Twins Seven-Seven Named UNESCO Artist for Peace". 2005-05-25. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
Available works by Twins Seven-Seven
- Contemporary African art investment /http:// www.kyonoir.com
- African Contemporary | Art Gallery http://www.africancontemporary.com
- Indigo Arts Gallery http://indigoarts.com/gallery_africanart_twin77.html
Twins Seven-Seven, "A Dreaming Life: An Autobiography of Chief Twins Seven-Seven, the Ekerin-Bashorun Atunluto of Ibadanland", Bayreuth: Bayreuth University Press, 1999. ISBN 978-3-927510-61-6
- Glassie, Henry. Prince Twins Seven-Seven: His Art, His Life in Nigeria, His Exile in America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-253-35439-6
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