Prince Twins Seven-Seven Named UNESCO Artist for PeacePrince Twins Seven-Seven, the Nigerian artist, will be designated UNESCO Artist for Peace by UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura in a ceremony at Organization Headquarters on May 25 (Room I at 2.30 p.m.) in the presence of Olusegun Obasanjo, President of Nigeria and of the African Union. The ceremony takes place on Africa Day.
Born in Nigeria in 1944, Prince Twins Seven-Seven’s career began in the early 1960s. He has since become the most famous representative of the renowned Oshogbo school of painting, which is at the heart of Yoruba civilization. His work reflects the cosmology and mythology of Yoruba culture, depicting a fantastic universe of human figures, animals, divinities and plants. His varied style, using different techniques and astonishing materials, is the most copied in contemporary Nigerian art.
|Source||Press Release N°2005-62|
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|Publication Date||24 May 2005|