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Lot 428

Twins Seven Seven, Nigerian 1944-2011 - The Lost Mask, 1989; oil and beadwork on assembled panel,...

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Lot 428

Twins Seven Seven, 
Nigerian 1944-2011 - 
The Lost Mask, 1989; 
oil and beadwork on assembled panel,...

Price Realised: Unsold Lot

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 428

Description

Twins Seven Seven, 
Nigerian 1944-2011 - 

The Lost Mask, 1989; 

oil and beadwork on assembled panel, signed titled and dated on the reverse 'Prince Twins Seven Seven Mask 1989' and further annotated 'cut out of "Stare" ', 52.2 x 43 cm: together with an etching on paper by the same artist 'The Anti Bird Ghost' (2) 

Literature: 
Henry Glassie, 'Prince Twins Seven-Seven: His Art, His Life In Nigeria, His Exile In America', Indiana University Press, 2010, illus. p. 294 ('The Lost Mask, 1989') 

Note: 
the first work was cut from a wrecked theatre set. Beaded works are rare for the artist; a technique honed by his colleague Jimoh Buraimoh.

Twins Seven-Seven is one of the best know artists of the Oshogbo School, using his experience as a singer and dancer to create his highly individual vision. His work has been exhibited across the world, including the Pompidou Centre, Paris,  Houston Contemporary Arts Museum, MoMA, New York, the National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C. and the National Modern Art Gallery in Lagos. 

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT
VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.
(ARR) - ARTIST'S RESALE RIGHT

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
€200,000.01 to €350,000 - 1%,
€350,000.01 to €500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

Export of goods

Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain whether an export licence is required before bidding. Export licences are issued by Arts Council England and application forms can be obtained from its Export Licensing Unit. Details can be found on the ACE website www.artscouncil.org.uk or by phoning ACE on 020 7973 5188. The need for import licences varies from country to country and you should acquaint yourself with all relevant local requirements and provisions before bidding. The refusal of any such licences shall not permit the cancelling of any sale nor allow any delay in making full payment for the lot.

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