6th Day of Christmas Collecting: Toyin Ojih Odutola's Black Portraiture

By Gregory Disney-Britton
Toyin Ojih Odutola Untitled, 2014 (14-321) Single-color lithograph Paper Size: 8 1/2 x 11 1/8 inches Paper Type: Grey Pescia Collaborating Printer: Justin Andrews Edition 29 of 45
On the 6th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a limited-edition print by Toyin Ojih Odutola. Born in Nigeria in 1985, she creates "black portraiture with ballpoint pen ink" and uses  "Skin as geography." Represented by Jack Shainman Gallery of NYC, her work is in the home of Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean and Alicia Keys, as well as the public collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Today's gift is from a suite of eighteen lithographs by visiting artists at the Tamarind Institute.
Toyin Ojih OdutolaUntitled, 2014 (14-321)Single-color lithographPaper Size: 8 1/2 x 11 1/8 inchesPaper Type: Grey Pescia Collaborating Printer: Justin AndrewsEdition of 45
Toyin Ojih Odutola's Birmingham (center), 2014 (14-317)Four-color lithograph with gold leaf.Paper Size: 24 x 16 1/2 inchesPaper Type: Collaborating Printer: Edition of 20
Toyin Ojih Odutola"The Firm", 2017-18, pastel, charcoal and graphite on paper, 73 3/4 x 122 x 2 3/4 inches (framed)