After over 50 Years in diaspora, Osadebe’s art returns home with inner light
When Nigerian modern art got its revered era in the 1960s, young artists who were then known as members of Zaria Art Society were among the shining stars. Between then and now, some of the young Turks of that era, trained at Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology (NCAST - now Ahmadu Bello University),…
"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…
Onobrakpeya… Second national medal for mastery in visual culture
For being continuously recognised, home and abroad, as a distinguished artist, Onobrakpeya (born 1932), owes his resplendent career to quite a number of innovations he has introduced into the visual arts profession, specifically in the print genre.
African Crafts in Nigeria contest gets winners
Other artists on the shortlist whose works are being exhibited are Akinrinola Hamed Abiodun, Djaku Kassi Nathalie (Lagos-based, Cameroon-born ceramist), Sotonye Jombo, Kessa Babatunde and Eni Bassey.
With Fasuyi at 82… NGA flags off National documentation of artists
Perhaps, oeuvre, retrospective and documentary are the appropriate words to describe the wall display of paintings at the exhibition organised to celebrate the 82nd birthday anniversary of one of Nigeria’s second generation modernists...
Of artists’ conspiracy, ghost-plagiarists
Irrespective of the context in which unauthorised ‘copying’ of art concept is defined, the mystery that shields identity of the forgers suggest that the plagiarists are some kind of spirits or ghost artists.
For 17th auction, modern, contemporary art go under the hammer
Art of modern masters and leading contemporary artists from West Africa are among those currently being viewed ahead of an auction scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, November 14, 2016 at The Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos.
For Olagbaju, art collecting passion stops
Art appreciation and patronage in Africa suffered a great loss when one of the continent’s leading collectors, Mr. Sammy Olagbaju, 75, died during the last week of September 2016.