Rabbit On The Run Stop For An Apple


Artist
Prince Twins Seven Seven (Nigerian, 1944 – 2011)
Date
1968
Medium
Paint and ink on paper
Dimensions
Sheet : 36 x 17 5/8 in. (91.44 x 44.77 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2018.46

Label
Twins Seven-Seven was the adopted name of Taiwo Olaniyi Oyewale Aitoyeje, who chose his adopted name because he was the only surviving child from seven sets of twins born to his mother over a period of years. He later added the title Prince to his name after he discovered that he was descended from a Nigerian noble family. Twins Seven-Seven was the most notable artist to emerge from the third Mbari Mbayo Workshop in 1964. He won national and international acclaim for his densely patterned images of fantastical creatures inspired by traditional Yoruba myths and folklore. Yoruba folklore includes many stories about rabbits, which often appear as clever tricksters whose ambitions are thwarted by their own greed and overconfidence.

Object Type
Drawing