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Niyi Olagunju

Mende (Male), 2017

Bisected Wood Sculpture, hand-gilded Gold & Copper leaf, set on black patinated steel stand
40 9/10 × 4 3/10 × 5 1/2 in
104 × 11 × 14 cm
Unique
£12,000
location
London, Lagos
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TAFETA
London, Lagos
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Olagunju’s contemporary appropriation of traditional African sculptures continues his exploration …

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Olagunju’s contemporary appropriation of traditional African sculptures continues his exploration of global trade and the “absolute commoditization of everything”.

The sculptures (usually shown alongside preparatory sketches) are bisected vertically and have their internal surfaces primed and coated in metals mined …

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Series
the Congo Set
Niyi Olagunju, ‘Mende (Male)’, 2017, TAFETA
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TAFETA
London, Lagos
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Olagunju’s contemporary appropriation of traditional African sculptures continues his exploration …

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Olagunju’s contemporary appropriation of traditional African sculptures continues his exploration of global trade and the “absolute commoditization of everything”.

The sculptures (usually shown alongside preparatory sketches) are bisected vertically and have their internal surfaces primed and coated in metals mined …

Read more
Series
the Congo Set

Niyi Olagunju

Mende (Male), 2017

Bisected Wood Sculpture, hand-gilded Gold & Copper leaf, set on black patinated steel stand
40 9/10 × 4 3/10 × 5 1/2 in
104 × 11 × 14 cm
Unique
£12,000
location
London, Lagos
Have a question? Read our FAQ.