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Fifty-Five years after innocent Asaba indigenes were callously massacred in the fratricidal Nigerian Civil War, the first major show on this tragic contour opens today at Red Door Gallery...
ARTSPLIT launches its inaugural physical auction with Ben Enwonwu's Ogolo private collection valued at $105,000
ARTSPLIT, the pioneering art trading platform for African art, held its first physical auction on Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Lagos, Nigeria. The physical event followed the soft launch of the platform on the 8th of April 2022, which was well-received by an enthusiastic community of African art collectors, as well as ARTSPLIT's partnership with The African Art in Venice Forum (AAVF) and the South African pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022.
Five years ago, I began collecting investment-grade artworks and quickly identified three major pain points. Starting with the most obvious issue, cataloguing artworks, especially when you have more than 20 pieces.
20 Nov 2019
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.
22 Sep 2019
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.
22 Sep 2019
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.
2 Jun 2019
Ben Enwonwu’s Ogolo, watercolour on paper, dated 1992, was the top sale of the evening at Arthouse Auction, which held on Monday...
7 Apr 2019
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.
23 Dec 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…
18 Nov 2018
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.
13 Oct 2018
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…
1 Mar 2018
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…