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Tunji Adeniyi-Jones

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(b. 1992, London, England; lives and works in New York, New York)


Blue Sovereign, 2020. Watercolor on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York

Artist Statement

I want to give something back to the city that has been so generous to me over the years. This work is my interpretation of a regal West African figurehead, the Benin Bronze. It is a symbol of black strength, black endurance and black revival. My hope is that this image will provide inspiration, harmony and reassurance in a time when the world is in much need of restoration and healing.

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