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Third affordable auction goes art Night Out


A mixed media painting by Lemi Ghariokwu

Starting with a preview with the theme Art Night Out, it’s Arthouse Contemporary’s third yearly Affordable Art Auction featuring art, music and live performances.

The event, which holds from March 1-3, 2018, at Kia Showroom, Victoria Island, Lagos, takes off with the preview on the first two days while the auction holds on the third day.

According to Arthouse, the Affordable Art Auction aims to engage new collectors with all works of art estimated below N1 million. As the sister edition to the May and November auctions, the Affordable Art Auction features artworks that are scaled to an affordable and accessible price point.

This edition features 108 lots by leading modern and contemporary artists.

The 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.”

Paintings and sculpture from leading contemporary artists to be on sale include those of 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 Affordable Art 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 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.

Arthouse Contemporary is an international auction house that specialises in modern and contemporary art from West Africa. It 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.

Artworks are available for public viewing at Kia Showroom from Friday, March 2-3, 2018 and supported by Kia Motors, Le Connaisseur and 7UP.

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