Martin Puryear's Aso Oke, 2019

Martin Puryear
Aso Oke, 2019

Sculpture

Matthew Marks Gallery

The bulging latticework shape of Aso Oke (2019) is modeled on a different kind of headwear, a Nigerian hat made from traditional handwoven cloth. After sketching the form, Puryear built a seven-foot-tall pattern in rattan and twine, which he then cast in bronze.

The bulging latticework shape of Aso Oke (2019) is modeled on a different kind of headwear, a Nigerian hat made from traditional handwoven cloth. After sketching the form, Puryear built a… more

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