Drummers at Annual Festival

Michael Ayodele

These two drawings are by a Nigerian artist named Michael Ayodele. I acquired these at an auction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The narrative of these graphics is quite extraordinary. Like many African artists, Michael tells contemporary stories with a traditional slant. Although I was unable to find much information regarding the artist and his background, I have seen other Nigerian artists doing similar work. An artist by the name of Twins Seven Seven would be the most famous of this group.

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