Saturday, 5 May 2012

Special section for guild of artists at Africa Now, London auction

The May 2012 edition of the yearly auction of contemporary African art known as Africa Now, holding in London on May 23, has a special section for the Guild of Professional Fine Artists of Nigeria (GFA).

Lot 198, Edosa Ogiugo ( b. 1961) 'African Woman Go Dance' (Fela Series)
oil on canvas, 122 x 91.5 cm, 2011
  This much is gathered from a copy of the auction catalogue, which I received yesterday from the auction house and organiser of Africa Now, Bonhams.

  The section tagged Works by Artists from the Guild of Professional Fine Artists of Nigeria has lots 191 to 215. Artists whose works are featured include Lekan Onabanjo, Sam Ovraiti, Edosa Ogiugo, Abiodun Olaku, Duke Asidere, Ben Osaghae, Bunmi Babatunde, Reuben Ugbine, Alex Nwokolo, Tola Wewe and Fidelis Odogwu.

  However, there are quite a number of other young Nigerian artists who are not members of GFA whose works are in the general section that include artists selected across Africa and the Diaspora.   

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