SNAP Photography Auction

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March 18, 2022 at 8:00 pm ET

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Lot 3

Olanrewaju Victor Abiola

Olanrewaju Victor Abiola
Lot 3 Details
Olanrewaju Victor Abiola


Rising Star Award for Best Student Submission, Sponsored by Lola Philp

30 x 29.137 in — 76.2 x 74 cm

Estimate $1,000-$2,500

Sold For: $500
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Lot Report


The tautological idea of molding a tubular balloon to mimic the shape of a regular balloon explores the dominos pattern of creation and existence. Static electricity created from the balloon's contact with my Afro, magnetizes it to the wall as sunset beams from the prairies of Winnipeg city cast a shadow of "stylized 9", therefore edited to form a pattern of three rows and columns.

About the Artist:
Olanrewaju Victor Abiola is a Nigerian visual artist whose practice mostly explores the reimagination of events and personal experiences. As a multi-disciplinary artist, he navigates through various media to challenge contemporary social, cultural, and political incidents.



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About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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