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African Art
Artist: Jimoh Buraimoh, b. 1943



Plywood, glass beads, oil paint, and string

framed: 56 1/2 × 25 1/2in. (143.51 × 64.77 cm)
Gift of Vivian L. C. Anderson
Oshogbo, Osun, Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Not on view
20th century

Purchased from the artist by Vivian Anderson in an exhibition at Oshogbo [organized by the United States Information Service (USIS)] of the US Embassy,Lagos,1970.
Gift of Vivian L. C. Anderson to Yale University Art Gallery, 2004


Jimoh Buraimoh, “Painting with Beads,” African Arts 5, no. 1 (1971): 16–20.

Maude Washburn, Contemporary African Arts (Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, 1974), 57–58, 86, 89.

Jean Kennedy, New Currents, Ancient Rivers: Contemporary African Artists in a Generation of Change (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992), 74–75.

Thomas Diggs, St. James Guide to Black Artists (Detroit: St. James Press, 1997), 80–81.

Henry John Drewal and Jason Mason, Beads, Body, and Soul: Arts and Life in the Yoruba Universe (Los Angeles: Fowler Museum at UCLA, 1998), 80–83.

M. Visona et al., A History of Art in Africa (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2001), 269–70.

“Acquisitions 2004,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2005): 138–39, ill.

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