Arthouse Holds 14th Auction
by Ladun Ogidan
On May 11, 2015, Arthouse Contemporary Limited will hold its 14th Modern and Contemporary Art Sale featuring 116 lots by celebrated artists from across Africa including El Anatsui with Zata, 2015, wood panels, 109×258.5cm, estimated between ₦15,000,000 and 18,000,000 ($75,000-90,000); Yusuf Grillo with Truly Hijab?, 2011-2012, oil on board, 114.4x60cm, with a presales estimate of ₦10,000,000-12,000,000 ($50,000-60,000); and Ben Enwonwu with Head of Caroline, fibreglass, 49.5cm (with base) estimated at ₦7,000,000-10,000,000 ($35,000-50,000).
The auction like the Terra Kulture/Mydrim Gallery sale of May 1 this year features only a few photography lots with George Osodi topping the list with Egungun II, 2012, C-print on dibond, edition 1 of 5, 120x90cm, estimated between ₦1,000,000 and 1,300,000 ($5,000-6,500); Ade Adekola with Emir’s Guard, 2010, ciberchrome print mounted on dibond, edition 3/5 (2AP), 120x120cm, with a presales estimate of ₦800,000-1,000,000, ($4,000-5,000); and Andrew Esiebo with Hausa Royal Guards, 2007, digital print on archival paper, edition 1 of 3, 86.5x56cm, estimated between ₦500,000-650,000 ($2,500-3,250).
August 23, 2019