The Auction Room Holds its second African Art Sale
by Ladun Ogidan
On March 26, 2015, leading auction London-based auction house, The Auction Room will hold its second African Contemporary & Modern Art Sale. The sale comprises of 66 lots with low estimates ranging from only £300 up to £28,000, suitable for both seasoned and younger collectors. It also features a mixture of celebrated modernists such as Ben Enwonwu, Twins Seven Seven, Suzanne Wenger and Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, as well as contemporary artists such as Julien Sinzogan, Maïmouna Guerresi and Pascale Marthine Tayou.
The first African Contemporary & Modern Art Sale took place on October 18, 2013 and also included a host of well-known artists from the continent and its diaspora, including El Anatsui, Twins Seven Seven, Abdoulaye Konate, Goncalo Mabunda, Ben Enwonwu and Pascale Marthine Tayou. Highlights include El Anatsui, Coins on Grandma’s Cloth, £30,220, Abiodun Olaku, Life Goes On (Lagos), £14,100, Julien Sinzogan, Rencontre Dans Une Autre Vie, £8,225, Twins Seven-Seven, Three Wanderers in the City, £4,700, and Frederic Bruly Bouabre, Connaissance du Monde, £4,230.
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