Olugebefola was a pioneer in creating a new image of Blackness in the
1960s and 70s. With his colleagues, he presented images of a new
African, one that encompassed not just the continental entity but also
the diasporic reality. But underneath this noble purpose there is an
artist of great lyricism, who manifests this joy of creativity in an
elegant line and a poetic sensibility.
--- Lowery Stokes Sims,
former curator Metropolitan Museum