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Art, Performance and Ritual in Benin City$
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Charles Gore

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748633166

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633166.001.0001

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Artists and Artworlds

Artists and Artworlds

Chapter:
(p.104) 5 Artists and Artworlds
Source:
Art, Performance and Ritual in Benin City
Author(s):

Gore Charles

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633166.003.0006

This chapter explores the biographies of some artists working in the different art worlds of Benin City, highlighting some of the forms of patronage, the processes of commissioning at urban shrines, and the possibilities available to artists. It discusses some of the strategies they use in the production of their work. They are selected to indicate a diversity of production and use of strategies, as well as to situate the role of each individual artist and the artefacts they produce in local conditions at these urban cult shrines.

Keywords:   artist biographies, patronage, Benin City, urban shrines, cult shrines

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