Internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Onobrakpeya (b. 1932 ) produced this expressionistic image of a black fishes during one of his earlier periods of artistic expression in 1963. The serigraph depicts gold fish swimming in a pond or lake expressing, perhaps, the beauties of African natural 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. Signed in pencil in the bottom margin Fishes 2/12 Bruce Onobrakpeya 1963. This print is extremely rare and beautiful for its vivid colors.
Dimension: 24 1/4" x 18 1/4" framed