Chiekwe and Caro
What is guaranteed?
Property from a Distinguished Nigerian Collection
1917 - 1994
Chiekwe and Caro
signed Ben Enwonwu, dated 1967 and inscribed Onitsha
oil on canvas
89.2 by 68.5 cm. 35⅛ by 27 in.
Executed in 1967.
1917 - 1994年
89.2 x 68.5 公分；35 ⅛ x 27 英寸
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Private Collection, Nigeria
Oji Onoko, 'Exit of a Grandmaster', African Concord, December 1993, p. 35
Oji Onoko, Glimpses of Our Stars: An Intimate Encounter with Leading Nigerian Artistes, 1999, p. 459
Prof. Sylvester O. Ogbechie, Ben Enwonwu: The Making of an African Modernist, Rochester, 2008, p. 196
Matthew Lecznar, ‘Weathering the Storm: Ben Enwonwu’s Biafrascapes and the Crisis in the Nigerian Postcolony’, Tate Papers, no. 30, Autumn 2018, illustrated
London, Art Unlimited Gallery, Paintings and Sculptures by Ben Enwonwu, 17 October-10 November 1972, cat. no. 49, titled 'Chiekwe before her Second Death'
Lagos, Exhibition Centre, Management Consultant Services Ltd. presents Professor Ben Enwonwu's paintings and sculptures, 23 May - 6 June 1974 , cat. no. 11, titled 'Chiekwe and Caro'
London, Mall Galleries, Royal Society of British Artists, October 1985, cat. no. 189, titled 'Caro and Chiekwe'
Lagos, Residence of the British High Commissioner, Salon Exhibition of paintings and sculptures from 1985 London Exhibition of the Royal Society of British Artists, October 1987, cat. no. 9, titled 'Chiekwe and Caro - story in oil'