Enwonwu’s Yoruba Man to headline Arthouse auction
For its 23rd auctions in Lagos, Arthouse Contemporary will be bringing into the fore, quite a list of rare works by Nigerian and other African artists.
Mystery of the $250,000 missing muse: Marianne
This is not the first time that a painting by Ben Enwonwu (1917-1994), the Father of Nigerian modern art, has generated a lot of interest.
Enwonwu’s Ogolo goes for N41 milliom, leads Arthouse Auction sales in Lagos
Ben Enwonwu’s Ogolo, watercolour on paper, dated 1992, was the top sale of the evening at Arthouse Auction, which held on Monday...
Enwonwu’s the court of the Oba of Benin for sale in New York
The masterpiece, The Court of the Oba of Benin, by Nigeria’s most famous and revered artist Benedict Enwonwu has been discovered in the USA and is due to be sold for up to $180,000 by Bonhams, New York on May 2, 2019.
Best cultural moments of 2018
The Rise Of Duncan Mighty With five full length albums to his name, including 2016’s “The Certificate”, Duncan Mighty was still Port Harcourt’s best kept secret having avoided the flash and pop of the music industry in Lagos. “Fake Love” his collaboration with Wizkid reintroduced his inimitable singing, peerless writing and old highlife pedigree to…
Enwonwu, Onobrakpeya, African modern, contemporary artists for 21st Arthouse auction
Arthouse Contemporary will hold the 21st edition of its auction of modern and contemporary art tomorrow, November 19, 2018, at 6.00 p.m. A preview, which started on Friday, November 16, ends today.
"I Am Influencing Enhanced Perspectives Of Ourselves, Our Culture, Our Arts"
Ugoma Adegoke trained as an economist and corporate finance professional but is today, a creative entrepreneur, gallerist and foremost multi-arts curator. A tireless community builder, arts advocate, passionate art collector and taste-maker, she is the founding director and Chief Curator of Bloom Art, Lagos. In 2014, she originated an important art repatriation transaction that saw…
Long-lost Nigerian portrait sold for £1.2m
A long-lost portrait of a Nigerian princess dubbed the "African Mona Lisa" sold at auction in London on Wednesday for £1.2 million (1.4 million euros, $1.7 million), exceeding estimates and setting a record for the artist. The 1974 painting of Adetutu "Tutu" Ademiluyi, by Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu, was expected to fetch up to £300,000…
Fusion of real estate, interior designs, art exhibition holds today
Luxury Villas Group, an award-winning real estate agent, will today host Fusion of Real Estate, Interior Design and Art (FREIA) at the Grand Ballroom, Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Again, 19th Lagos art auction tests economy ‘out of recession’
After generating a new local auction record for modernist, Ben Enwonwu, at the last May sales, Arthouse Contemporary returns, as a test to Nigeria’s art market against the ongoing distressed state of the economy.
Enwonwu’s Nigerian Symphony to lead Bonhams African art auction in London
Described as a monumental piece measures 48 x 178cm; the distinctive panoramic view and depicts a bustling street, it’s titled Nigerian Symphony. The painting by Nigerian Modernist, Ben Enwonwu, is estimated at £100,000-150,000 as the top lot at Bonhams Africa Now – Modern & Contemporary African Art sale at its New Bond Street saleroom on…