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June 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, summer 2003

Recent gifts by Edward B. Marks ’32 of a painting by Twins Seven Seven (born 1944, Nigeria) and a tapestry by Adebisi Fabunmi (born 1945, Ghana) mark a new expansion of the Hood’s collections into modern and contemporary African art.

Having lived in Nigeria during the 1960s, Mr. Marks became interested in a small group of artists working in the 1960s and 1970s in the Nigerian town of Oshogbo. Known as the Oshogbo School, this group of artists has created works in various...

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June 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, summer 2003

Blue Saxophone (1992), a vibrant and highly characteristic watercolor by Claes Oldenburg (born 1929), is the thirteenth work by the renowned Swedish-born Pop artist to enter the Hood’s permanent collection. Oldenburg is perhaps best known today for the monumental public sculpture in which everyday objects, like the musical instrument depicted here, are subjected to comic distortions of scale and gesture....

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June 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, summer 2003

Pierre Daura (1896–1976) was born in Minorca, Spain, and spent most of his youth in Barcelona, where he studied art with Pablo Picasso’s father. He moved to Paris in 1914, painting and drawing in the European center of Bohemian artist life for the next fifteen years.

Daura emerged as a leader among a small coterie of abstract artists—including Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Piet Mondrian, and Kurt Schwitters— who later exhibited under the group name Cercle et Carré (Circle and Square). Boats by the Ebro...

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