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Q: Who is Krikko Obbott and why do I care? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Who is Krikko Obbott and why do I care?
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Visual Arts
Asked by: papaleo1-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 10 Jan 2003 06:29 PST
Expires: 09 Feb 2003 06:29 PST
Question ID: 141188
I received a hand-drawn work of art entitled "World Trade Center" as a gift.
I want to know about this artist and what makes him tick.

Request for Question Clarification by tutuzdad-ga on 10 Jan 2003 08:10 PST
I have contact information for what I believe his this artist's
company if that will suffice as an answer.


Clarification of Question by papaleo1-ga on 10 Jan 2003 09:41 PST
I have not been able to locate anything other than a reference in a
local journal. His website is, but the link is to some
other website with no reference to himslef or his works.

If there is nothing more than a possibility of his company location,
it would be useless, as was the link to his website.

Thanks for your input.
Subject: Re: Who is Krikko Obbott and why do I care?
Answered By: missy-ga on 10 Jan 2003 10:40 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello papaleo!

Krikko Obbott's full name is Gregory Krikko Obbott.  He grew up in a
small Nigerian village, and got his earliest artistic start by drawing
on mud bricks with bits of charcoal.  He wasn't introduced to pencils
until he entered grade school, which changed both his artistic
expressions and his future career choices.

An architect by trade, Krikko Obbott graduated from the school of the
arts and architecture at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in
1981.  He uses postcards and photographs to assist him with
perspectives for his pencil drawings, and says that these drawings
allow him to combine architecture with his love of the fine arts.  By
1999, he had been able to take this combined love and turn it into
more than 15,000 drawings of buildings in various cities all over the

The artist has said that while his profession is that of "architect",
his true passions are drawing and playing the saxophone.  He is
passionate about Jazz music, and at least one source dating from 1999
states that he was due to release a CD.  I have unfortunately not been
able to locate this CD, nor has the proprietor of our local jazz shop
ever heard of Krikko.

As of the last available web page update, Krikko makes his home in New
Haven, Connecticut.

The Internet Archive shows the last archived copy of Krikko's website
as April 29, 2001.  He seems to have since then utterly disappeared
from the web.

In NYC, you can find Krikko's work for sale in the following

# The Empire State Building: 5th Ave @ 34th Street, 86th Floor
# NYC The Statue Of Liberty: Liberty Island, NYC
# 304 Fifth Avenue
# NYC The Skyscraper Museum, 44 Wall Street NY, NY 10005

For more information about Krikko and his work, you can try contacting
him through Krikko Productions:

Krikko Productions
P.O.Box 7544
New Haven, CT 06519
Phone: 1-888-756-ARTS (2787)

To find the information for this artist profile, I used the Internet
Archive's Wayback Machine.  Searching on ""
produced the following results:

Search Results for Jan 01, 1996 - Jan 10, 2003:*/

The search returned five results, and two versions of the page.

Information about the artist was gathered from the following pages:

The Cityscape/Skyline Artist

Learn About Krikko

Additionally, I searched the EBSCOHost database at the Toledo-Lucas
County Public Library, and found the following reference:

"New York Times, 10/26/97, Vol. 147 Issue 50957, Section 14 p8, 1bw
Author(s): Radomsky, Rosalie R.
Abstract: Features Gregory Krikko Obbott and his drawing `New York
City: Super Big Apple.' Comments on the level of detail on the
drawing; Value of the drawing; Educational background of Obbott."

Source:  EBSCOHost MasterFile

The article cited is available online.  To view it, you'll need to
register, but registration is quick and free:


I hope you find this answer helpful!  If I can be of further
assistance, simply ask for clarification and I'll be glad to help!

-- Missy

Search terms:  [ ] at the Internet Archive, and
"Krikko" in the EBSCOHost database of magazine and newspaper articles.
papaleo1-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Wow, you have given me everything I need to know. Excellent job - Thanks!

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