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Artists and Artworlds

Gore Charles

in Art, Performance and Ritual in Benin City

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780748633166
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652983 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633166.003.0006
Artists and Artworlds

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This chapter explores the biographies of some artists working in the different art worlds of Benin City, highlighting some of the forms of patronage, the processes of commissioning at urban shrines, and the possibilities available to artists. It discusses some of the strategies they use in the production of their work. They are selected to indicate a diversity of production and use of strategies, as well as to situate the role of each individual artist and the artefacts they produce in local conditions at these urban cult shrines.

Keywords: artist biographies; patronage; Benin City; urban shrines; cult shrines

Chapter.  14785 words. 

Subjects: African Studies

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