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You Can Buy Affordable Art At This Auction

You can by affordable art at Arthouse Contemporary’s fourth annual Affordable Art Auction on February 23, 2019, 6 PM, at the Kia Showroom, 308 Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Ben Enwonwu_Negritude_1990_Watercolour on paper_78.5 x 53 cm
Ben Enwonwu_Negritude_1990_Watercolour on paper_78.5 x 53 cm

The auction preview, Art Night Out, will feature art, music and live performances.

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 accessible price point.

This edition of the Affordable Art Auction features 97 lots by leading modern and contemporary artists. This auction will feature works by modern masters including Bruce Onobrakpeya, David Dale, Kolade Oshinowo, Jacob Afolabi, Jimoh Buraimoh, Abiodun Olaku, Alex Shyngle, Twins Seven Seven.

Leading contemporary artists include Rom Isichei, Victor Ehikhamenor, Angela Isiuewe, Lemi Ghariokwu, Diseye Tantua, Victor Ekpuk, Dele Jegede, Tola Wewe, Jerry Buhari, Nike Okundaye, Duke Asidere and Ben Osaghae.

The Affordable Art Auction also features many rising artists, including Tyna Adebowale, Yadichinma Ukoha-Kalu, Johnson Uwadinma, Olufemi Oyewole, Yasser Claud-Ennin, Deborah Segun, John Madu, Dare Adenuga, 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 contemporary photography, featuring image-based work by Leonce Raphael Agbdojelou, Kadara Enyeasi, Logo Oluwamuyiwa, Jenevieve Aken, Dandelion Eghosa, and Oladapo Ogunjobi.

The auction will also feature charity lots to support the Arthouse Foundation, a non-profit artist residency programme in Lagos, with artworks by Chibuike Uzoma, Nwachukwu Ike, Akande and George Edozie. The proceeds from these charity lots will go directly to supporting the programmes of the Arthouse Foundation, including its residencies, workshops, talks and exhibitions.

Founded in 2007, Arthouse Contemporary is an international auction house that specialises in modern and contemporary art from West Africa. 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.

Artworks are available for public viewing at the Kia Showroom, Friday, February 22, 2019, 10 AM-6 PM, and Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10 AM-1PM.

The Affordable Art Auction is generously supported by Kia Motors, Le Connaisseur, Chocolat Royal, 7UP and The Guardian.

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