Gift of Irwin and Marcia Hersey c/o MFA St. Pete
'Twins Seven-Seven, Green Painting' (detail), 1944. Ink and mixed media on paper.
The Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete
is set to showcase the work of Nigerian artist Prince Twins Seven-Seven in a new exhibition open now.
“Multiple: Prince Twins Seven-Seven” on view now through Jan. 15 in the Minck Gallery, located inside MFA St. Pete at 255 Beach Dr. NE in St. Petersburg.
The exhibition displays several pieces from printmaker, painter and sculptor Prince Twins Seven-Seven, whose unique style is known to represent a divide between the traditional and the contemporary in African art. His paintings, prints and drawings blur the lines between the otherworldly and the physical environment with abstract images and a unique sense of color.
Prince Twins Seven-Seven was the only surviving child out of his mother’s seven pairs of twins. Because of the traditional religious beliefs of the Yorùbá people of Nigeria, he believed that he possessed unique spiritual power and insight that heavily influenced his art and style.
Now, his work and legacy highlights his lived experiences and modernity within the traditional.