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Uzo Egonu

Westminster Abbey

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Estimate:

10,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

Uzo Egonu

Uzo Egonu

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

Lot sold:

16,380

GBP

Uzo Egonu

Nigerian

1931-1996

Westminster Abbey


signed and dated 1966 (lower left)

oil on canvas

71 by 91.5cm., 28 by 36in.

Framed: 92 by 135cm., 36 by 53in.

Structure: The canvas appears original and unlined. The work is framed and sturdy.


Surface: On close inspection, there appear to light network of craquelure forming in places across the work. These networks appear stable. There are also minor bumps to the canvas on each corner of the work, visible on close inspection.


There is a minor repair in the centre of the canvas (only visible on the reverse) measuring approximately 60mm wide and 30mm high. The flecks of white paint on the reverse appear to be contemporary to the work.


Overall, this work is in good and stable condition.


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Private Collection, Austria
Olu Oguibe, Uzo Egonu: An African Artist in the West, Seattle, 1995, p.53-4 illustrated in black and white
Olu Oguibe ‘Footprints of a Mountaineer: Uzo Egonu and the Black redefinition of modernism’ in Kwesi Owusu (ed.) Black British Culture and Society: A Text Reader, 2000, p.508-9, fig. 41.6
Olu Oguibe, The Culture Game, 2004, p.67
Molara Wood, ‘Uzo Egonu's Vision of London’, The Guardian, Lagos, 19 December 2004.