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Author: Jess Castellote (Editor)
Genre: Non-Fiction (Contemporary Arts)
Format: Hardcover & Paper back
Book Dimensions: 27 x 27 (cm)
Number of Pages: 302
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: BookCraft Limited
ISBN: 978 978 8135 88 -3
Available at: Major bookstores nationwide.
Short Description: “Contemporary Nigerian Art in Lagos Private Collections; New Trees in an Old Forest”, is a 302 page Book chronicling works of art in Lagos Private Collections. This Book documents, visually and, in text, Nigerian Art in the Collections of 48 Lagos Collectors. We have also incorporated images of 289 artworks of 100 artists spread across these Collections.
The book is edited by Jess Castellote, an architect and art critic with a comprehensive knowledge of Nigerian art; it is published by BookCraft Limited. This publication has given Contemporary Nigerian Art, more exposure and, in a structured manner. The narrative portion of the book provides a minimum of historic and critical analysis, to assist in the understanding of the Lagos Collections. Contributors include; Professor Dele Jedege, – Professor of Art History at Indiana University, Bloomington; Tobenna Okwuosa – Art Lecturer at NDU, Jess Castellote and Sammy Olagbaju – Lagos-based art Collector.