An American Life [Edward Hopper profile]
Luxury Magazine, Summer 2020, pp. 190-201.
Ife: Challenging the Notion of African Primitivism
“Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria” opens our eyes to the astonishingly realistic human figures cast in metal or terra cotta more than half a millennium ago in the ancient West African city-state of Ife (pronounced EE-fay). These elegant and captivating statues change the way we think of Africa and Africans, and for that reason this might be the most important African art exhibition anywhere right now.