You can bid for artworks below N1 million naira at the 2018 edition of Arthouse Contemporary Affordable Art auction, an international auction house that specialises in modern and contemporary art from West Africa.
The auction which comes up on March 3, 2018, by 6pm at the Kia Showroom, 308 Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos targets new collectors.
“The Affordable Art Auction aims to engage new collectors with all works of art estimated below one million naira. As the sister edition to the May and November auctions, the Affordable Art Auction features artworks that are scaled to an affordable and accessible price point,” said Kavita Chellarams, CEO, Arthouse Contemporary.
This edition of the Affordable Art Auction features 108 lots by leading modern and contemporary artists. This auction will feature works by modern masters including Ben Enwonwu, Uche Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, David Dale, Abayomi Barber, Kolade Oshinowo, Muraina Oyelami, Jacob Afolabi, Jimoh Buraimoh, Ato Delaquis, Solomon Wangboje and Susanne Wenger.
Leading contemporary artists include Lemi Ghariokwu, Gerald Chukwuma, Diseye Tantua, Tola Wewe, Uchay Joel Chima and Ben Osaghae. The Affordable Art Auction also features many emerging and rising artists, including Yadichinma Ukoha-Kalu, Dennis Osadebe, Abisola Gbadamosi, Williams Chechet, Dare Adenuga, Patrick Akpojotor, Habeeb Andu and Femi Morakinyo, many of whom are participating for the first time at auction.
The Affordable Art Auction places a special focus on photography, featuring image-based work by Leonce Raphael Agbdojelou, Kadara Enyeasi, Logo Oluwamuyiwa, Stephen Tayo, Tam Fiofori, Reze Bonna and Dandelion Eghosa.
The auction preview, Art Night Out, will take place on March 1, 2018, 6-10pm at the Kia Showroom, featuring art, music and live performances.
The auction will also feature charity lots to support the Arthouse Foundation, a non-profit artist residency programme in Lagos, with artworks donated by artists Muraina Oyelami, A. Akande, Joseph Eze and Tony Enebeli. The proceeds from these charity lots will go directly to supporting the programmes of the Arthouse Foundation, including its residencies, workshops, talks and public events.
Artworks are available for public viewing at the Kia Showroom, Friday, March 2, 2018, 10 am to 6pm, and Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10am to 1pm. The Affordable Art Auction is generously supported by Kia Motors, Le Connaisseur and 7UP.