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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.

Synopsis:

"Photography, drawings, and design by the author."

About the Author

Henry Glassie is College Professor Emeritus of Folklore at Indiana University Bloomington. He is author of numerous books, including The Stars of Ballymenone (IUP, 2006).

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253354396
Author:
Glassie, Henry
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Folk & Outsider Art
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Artists - Nigeria
Subject:
Twins Seven Seven
Subject:
Art-Folk Art
Subject:
Folk Art
Subject:
Africa; African Studies; Art and Architecture; Art and Photography; Folklore and Myth; Twentieth Century or Later
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
African Expressive Cultures
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
185 color illus., 11 bandw illus., 1 map
Pages:
488
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8 x 1.55 in 4.44 lb

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