The hunt for Marianne is being led by Bonhams’ Nigeria representative, Neil Coventry
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit; bonhams.com
Neil is the Nigeria representative for the international auction house – Bonhams. Based in Lagos, he plays a central role in advising key clients on modern and contemporary African art acquisitions. An avid art collector himself, Neil has been collecting modern African art for over 20 years and has made some exciting discoveries. One of them, was the magnificent Tutu by Ben Enwonwu sold by Bonhams in February 2018 for £1.2m at auction. Neil is passionate about discovering lost Nigerian masterpieces, and is currently involved in the research and documentation of the artworks of famous Nigerian modernists including Ben Enwonwu and Felix Idubor.