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At 91, Nigerian artist who reimagined the crucifixion is celebrated at Smithsonian

Bruce Onobrakpeya, a towering figure in modernism, in his home/studio in Lagos, Nigeria. At 91, he has his first Smithsonian solo show.

Bruce Onobrakpeya was unafraid to challenge the conventions of the art world — and was celebrated for it. This giant of African art is basking in the joy of his first Smithsonian solo exhibition.

(Image credit: Manny Jefferson)

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