Review: Lagos Auctions, 1st Half 2014

Hopes were high at Arthouse’s May 5 sale that Ben Enwonwu’s 2-year old record of N30,800,000 ($192,500) for the highest sold work in Nigeria would fall. One of three El Anatsui’s works at the auctions, Commercial Avenue, 2014, wood, aluminum and house paint, 212×278 cm, was estimated between N33, 000,000-36,000,000 ($206,250-225,000). However, Commercial Avenue could only raise a bid of N21,000,000 to return......

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