Bámigbóyè: A Master Sculptor of the Yorùbá Tradition Wins IPPY Book Award

An open book standing upright with a prize medal draped over its binding. The center of the medal reads IP, while the cover and binding of the book read BAMIGBOYE, followed by other text.

The Gallery is pleased to announce that Bámigbóyè: A Master Sculptor of the Yorùbá Tradition—the first monograph dedicated to the 50-year career of the Nigerian artist Moshood Olúṣọmọ Bámigbóyè (ca. 1885–1975)—has won a silver medal in the Fine Art category of the 2023 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY). The longest-running unaffiliated book award open exclusively to independent presses, the IPPY awards celebrate the best of global independent publishing. With essays by curators, scholars, and conservators, a complete checklist of the exhibition, and the first published translation of Bámigbóyè’s oríkì, or oral praise poem, this book fills a critical void in art-historical scholarship.