Arthouse Holds 18th Modern and Contemporary Art Sale
From May 21 to 22, 2017, Arthouse Contemporary, will present the eighteenth edition of its auction of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Kia Showroom, Lagos. Founded in 2007, Arthouse Contemporary is an international auction house that specialises in modern and contemporary art from West Africa.
With auctions held twice a year in Lagos, Arthouse Contemporary aims to create awareness of the scope of contemporary art in the region, encourage international recognition towards its talented artists, and strengthen the economy of its art market. As contemporary African art moves to become one of the fastest growing global art markets, this edition of the auction will feature both master works from the modern period and cutting-edge contemporary art from the region’s most celebrated artists.
This edition of the auction will feature modern masters such as Ben Enwonwu, Erhabor Emokpae, Ben Osawe, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Abayomi Barber, David Dale, Twins Seven Seven, David Dale and Akinola Lasekan. Leading contemporary artists include El Anatsui, Peju Alatise, Victor Ehikhamenor, Ben Osaghae, Sokari Douglas Camp CBE, Kainebi Osahenye and Gerald Chukwuma. International artists featured in the auction include Soly Cisse, Tchif, Dominique Zimkpe, Nana Nyan Acquah, Kofi Agorsor and Ablade Glover.
The auction will include four charity lots from Abiola Idowu, Raoul da Silva, Muraina Oyelami, and Stella Yowvr Ubigho, in support of Arthouse Foundation, the non-profit artist residency programme based in Lagos, Nigeria. The Arthouse Foundation provides a platform for artists to expand their practice and experiment with new art forms and ideas, offering live/work residencies throughout the year in three-month residencies. The auction will be conducted by well-known auctioneer John Dabney.
Arthouse Contemporary is proudly sponsored by Kia Motors, Veuve Clicquot and Shiro.