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Enwonwu, Onobrakpeya, Twins Seven Seven, Oshinowo, Others For Arthouse May Auction

Kolade Oshinowo

The works of modern masters such as Ben Enwonwu, Erhabor Emokpae, Ben Osawe, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Abayomi Barber, David Dale, Twins Seven Seven, David Dale and Akinola Lasekan, will feature at the May edition of Arthouse Contemporary art auction.

The eighteenth edition, the comes up on Monday, May 22, 2017, 6pm at the Kia Showroom, 308 Adeola Odeku Street, Lagos, Nigeria.

Other leading contemporary artists include: El Anatsui, Peju Alatise, Victor Ehikhamenor, Ben Osaghae, Sokari Douglas Camp CBE, Kainebi Osahenye and Gerald Chukwuma. International artists featured in the auction include Soly Cisse, Tchif, Dominique Zimkpe, Nana Nyan Acquah, Kofi Agorsor and Ablade Glover.

Founded in 2007, Arthouse Contemporary is an international auction house that specialises in modern and contemporary art from West Africa. With auctions held twice a year in Lagos, Arthouse Contemporary 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.

As contemporary African art moves to become one of the fastest growing global art markets, this edition of the auction will feature both master works from the modern period and cutting-edge contemporary art from the region’s most celebrated artists.

Also, the auction will include four charity lots from Abiola Idowu, Raoul da Silva, Muraina Olayemi, and Stella Yowvr Ubigho, in support of Arthouse Foundation, the non-profit artist residency programme based in Lagos, Nigeria. The Arthouse Foundation provides a platform for artists to expand their practice and experiment with new art forms and ideas, offering live/work residencies throughout the year in three-month residencies.

Works will be on display at the Kia Showroom in anticipation of the auction, on Sunday, May 21, 2017, 12-6 PM, and Monday, May 22, 2017, 10 AM – 1 PM. The auction will be led by noted auctioneer John Dabney.

Arthouse Contemporary is proudly sponsored by Kia Motors, Veuve Clicquot and Shiro.

For more information, please contact Nana Sonoiki by telephone at 08052500195 or Sumbo Biobaku at 08055099096.