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Portrait of Aladeselu

‘Portrait of Aladeselu’ is one of Onobrakpeya’s rare forays into portraiture. In 1973, a colleague of Onobrakpeya’s commissioned a portrait of his father. From conversations, Onobrakpeya got the impression that

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The Lord is my Shepherd

‘The Lord is my shepherd’, a metal foil by the master artist Bruce Onobrakpeya. Onobrakpeya just turned 90 and is still full of energy and new ideas.  

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Bride and Maids

In the old days, when an Urhobo girl made the transition to marriage, she would go to the market to announce her transition from girl to bride. Each Urhobo village

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Punu masks (Gabon)

The hairstyles for these masks are different, depending on wealth. These masks were carved in the likeness the beautiful women of Gabon who had inspired the carvers. Some women had

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