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Bruce Onobrakpeya

Nigeria (1932 )
ONOBRAKPEYA bruce Ofeto

Bonhams /May 25, 2016
3,799.49 - 6,332.48
4,116.13

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Bruce Onobrakpeya - Erukperu

Bruce Onobrakpeya - Erukperu

Original 1979
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Lot number: 57
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Description: Printing ink over embossed metal foil, laid down on plywood Nigeria, 1979 Bruce Onobrakepeya (b. 1932) – Nigerian printer, painter and sculptor Signed ‘Onobrakepeya’’’’’’’’, monogramed ‘OBP’’’’’’’’, dated ‘1979’’’’’’’’, titled ‘Erukperu (Large)’’’’’’’’ and numbered ‘(5/5)’’’’’’’’, scratched Dimensions of the metal foil relief print: 197 x 66 cm; plywood plate: 199 x 67.7 cm Provenance: Private collection, Northern Germany, acquired in Nigeria
Bruce Onobrakpeya - Figural Composition

Bruce Onobrakpeya - Figural Composition

Original 1983
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Lot number: 37
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Lot 37: Bruce Onobrakepeya, Figural Composition, Relief Print, 1983 Description: Metal foil relief print: Printing ink over embossed metal foil, laid down on plywood Nigeria, 1983 Bruce Onobrakepeya (b. 1932) – Nigerian printer, painter and sculptor 2 times with scratched monogram ‘OBP’’’’’’’’ and date ‘1983’’’’’’’’, signed ‘Bruce Onobrakepeya’’’’’’’’, dated ‘Lagos 1983’’’’’’’’ and inscribed ‘A Panel made up of / Travellers/ Awana / Uyenjo Ephran / Afieki / Ugboropho / Erukperu’’’’’’’’ in ballpoint pen Dimensions of the metal foil relief print: 12.9 x 31.3 cm; plywood: 16.1 x 34.3 cmGood condition Provenance: Private collection, Northern Germany, acquired in Nigeria As in the present work Onobrakpeya often assembles several printing plates to new compositions, in order to emboss them in his special technique as metal foil reliefs The metal foil relief print is in overall good condition with occasional insignificant traces of rubbing and scuffing at the edges of the black painted plywood. The metal foil relief print measures 12.9 x 31.3 cm, the plywood plate 16.1 x 34.3 cm. Bruce Onobrakepeya (b. 1932) During his high school years the Nigerian artist Bruce Onobrakepeya visited drawing courses at the British Council Art Club in Benin City. After leaving school he worked as an art teacher until he began his art studies at the Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology in 1957. In 1962 he received his diploma. He then taught for several years at St. Gregory's College in Lagos. Onobrakepeya is particularly interested in printmaking. He attended several workshops in Nigeria and the United States and developed experimentally indivisual printing techniques. Onobrakepeyas works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including at the Tate Modern in London, the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Istituts in Washington and the Art Hall in Malmö (fea)
Bruce Onobrakpeya - Gift To Three Kings

Bruce Onobrakpeya - Gift To Three Kings

Original 1980
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Lot number: 54
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Lot 54: Bruce Onobrakepeya, Gift to Three Kings, Relief Print, c. 1980 Description: Metal foil relief print: Printing ink over embossed metal foil, laid down on plywood Nigeria, circa 1980 Bruce Onobrakepeya (b. 1932) – Nigerian printer, painter and sculptor With the scratched signature ‘Onobrakepeya’’’’’’’’, the title ‘Gift to three kings’’’’’’’’ and the numbering ‘4/30’’’’’’’’ Dimensions of the metal foil relief print: 31 x 19.8 cm; plywood: 32.8 x 21.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Northern Germany, acquired in Nigeria Decorative work by the contemporary African artist The metal foil relief print is in overall good condition with occasional insignificant traces of rubbing and scuffing at the edges of the black painted plywood. The metal foil relief print measures 31 x 19.8 cm, the plywood plate 32.8 x 21.5 cm. During his high school years the Nigerian artist Bruce Onobrakepeya visited drawing courses at the British Council Art Club in Benin City. After leaving school he worked as an art teacher until he began his art studies at the Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology in 1957. In 1962 he received his diploma. He then taught for several years at St. Gregory's College in Lagos. Onobrakepeya is particularly interested in printmaking. He attended several workshops in Nigeria and the United States and developed experimentally indivisual printing techniques. Onobrakepeyas works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including at the Tate Modern in London, the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Istituts in Washington and the Art Hall in Malmö (fea)
Bruce Onobrakpeya - Ofeto

Bruce Onobrakpeya - Ofeto

Original 1982
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Bruce Onobrakpeya (Nigerian, born 1932) Five metal foil relief (repoussé) panels: 1. 'Eniete Erinvbin', 1982 (7/15) 2. 'Ofeto', 1982 (10/15) 3. 'Tisha', 1982 (2/30) 4. 'Emiovbo Beroma', 1983 (2/30) 5. 'Aro Ezomo Agban', 1982 (1/9) all signed, dated and titled (verso) metal repoussé panels mounted on board 149 x 60cm (58 11/16 x 23 5/8in) and smaller. (5)
Bruce Onobrakpeya - Peace, Health, Long Life And Wealth

Bruce Onobrakpeya - Peace, Health, Long Life And Wealth

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Bruce Onobrakpeya (Nigerian, born 1932) 'Peace, Health, Long Life And Wealth' signed and dated (lower right margin) additive plastograph 68.5 x 89cm (26 15/16 x 35 1/16in) (image size). Footnotes 'Peace, Health, Long Life And Wealth (Ufuoma, Omakpokpo, Otovwe & Idolo)' Inscribed with title and numbered '3/7' (lower left margin); inscribed 'additive plastograph' (lower centre margin); signed and dated 'Bruce Onobrakpeya / Lagos March 1999' (lower right margin). "Bruce Onobrakpeya's artistic influences are as varied as his knowledge and appreciation of Nigeria's many physical environments and the cultures of the people who live there... Onobrakpeya is an artistic inventor and experimenter, constantly on the lookout for new technologies and techniques. He is also a passionate defender of the natural environment, which sets up a dynamic tension in his work." BIBLIOGRAPHY: C. Spring, Angaza Afrika: African Art Now , (London, 2008), p.246
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