Arthouse Affordable Art Auction 2018
Arthouse Contemporary will hold its third annual Affordable Art Auction on March 3, 2018, at the Kia Showroom, in Victoria Island, Lagos. The auction preview, ‘Art Night Out’, will take place on March 1, at the same venue, and will feature art, music and live performances.
The Affordable Art Auction aims to engage new collectors with all works of art estimated below one million naira. As the sister edition to Arthouse’s May and November auctions, the Affordable Art Auction features artworks that are scaled to an affordable and accessible price point.
This edition of the Affordable Art Auction features 108 lots by leading modern and contemporary artists. This auction will feature works by modern masters including Ben Enwonwu, Uche Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, David Dale, Abayomi Barber, Kolade Oshinowo, Muraina Oyelami, Jacob Afolabi, Jimoh Buraimoh, Ato Delaquis, Solomon Wangboje and Susanne Wenger.
Leading contemporary artists include Lemi Ghariokwu, Gerald Chukwuma, Diseye Tantua, Tola Wewe, Uchay Joel Chima and Ben Osaghae. The Affordable Art Auction also features many emerging and rising artists, including Yadichinma Ukoha-Kalu, Dennis Osadebe, Abisola Gbadamosi, Williams Chechet, Dare Adenuga, Patrick Akpojotor, Habeeb Andu and Femi Morakinyo, many of whom are participating for the first time at auction.
The auction places a special focus on photography, featuring image-based work by Leonce Raphael Agbdojelou, Kadara Enyeasi, Logo Oluwamuyiwa, Stephen Tayo, Tam Fiofori, Reze Bonna and Dandelion Eghosa.
The Affordable Art Auction will also feature charity lots to support the Arthouse Foundation, a non-profit artist residency programme in Lagos, with artworks donated by artists Muraina Oyelami, A. Akande, Joseph Eze and Tony Enebeli. The proceeds from these charity lots will go directly to supporting the programmes of the Arthouse Foundation, including its residencies, workshops, talks and public events.
Founded in 2007, Arthouse Contemporary is an international auction house that specialises in modern and contemporary art from West Africa. 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.
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