Internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Onobrakpeya (b. 1932 ) produced this slightly surrealistic image of a black mythical beast during one of his earlier periods of artistic expression in 1963. The serigraph depicts an animal with an arrow drooping from its forehead, protesting, perhaps, the excessive hunting and extinction of Africa's wild life. Onobrakpeya has a wide following, including Prince Phillip of the United Kingdom from whom Nigeria, Onobrakpeya's native country, gained independence in 1960. His works have been exhibited at many internationally acclaimed museums and galleries including the Tate Modern and Smithsonian.
Condition of the print is excellent but the matting has developed light foxing. Limited provenance available and acquired by previous owner while living in Nigeria during the 1960s, close to the time of the print. Signed lower left B P O Onobrapkpeya 1963 with artist's signature in the plate. Not pictured is the artist's penciled edition number of 5/11. Although there is no signature we guarantee that this work is by the artist, meaning that in our professional opinion it is his work and that we would provide a full refund in the event it was proven to be otherwise. This print is extremely rare and beautiful.
Dimension: 24 1/4" x 18 1/4"