African Art

from the collection of the Newark Museum


Untitled (Portrait of a Nigerian Policeman), Sunday Jack Akpan, Nigeria

Naked Gelede

Naked Gelede, Sokari Douglas Camp, Nigeria

Nigerian headdress

Epa Headdress, Bamgboye of Odo-Owa, Nigeria

Les Gendarmes d'Afrique

Les Gendarmes d’Afrique, Sokey Edorh, Togo

Berkeley III

Berkeley III, Wosene Worke Kosrof, Ethiopia

National Theater

National Theater, Olu Amoda, Nigeria

Ghaniian art

Movement #36, Kwesi Owusu-Ankomah, Ghana

Nigerian headdress

Gelede Headdress, Yonuba artist, Nigeria

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7 Responses to African Art

  1. klagowski says:

    These look so cool! I especially love that they’re made of unusual materials, many of which look like found objects. Makes them even more creative and compelling. Especially like the Naked Gelede, wondering what the heck it’s made of!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. inesephoto says:

    So beautiful, especially these elaborated headdresses.


  3. BroadBlogs says:

    This is such interesting artwork!


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