Tuesday 28 April 2015

Lagos auction displays young, old artists

The preview of Terra Kulture Mydrim Gallery (TKMG) auction is currently ongoing as the sales hold on Friday, May 1, 2015 at Terra Kulture Mulitupurpose Hall, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Kolade Oshinowo’s Aso-Ebi 

The auction will feature 90 artworks cutting across various media, artists and countries. TKMG auction was conceived in 2010 to create a platform for promoting the best of African art with primarily focus on Nigeria.

Mr. Yinka Akinkugbe, a seasoned auctioneer, will conduct the sales, which features works of Bruce Onobrakpeya, Abayomi Barber, Kolade Oshinowo, Ablade Glover, among the old masters. And as the auction house is responsible for promoting emerging artists, the sales include the works of Olawunmi Banjo, Olumide Onadipe and Oyewole Olufemi, among other young artists.

“Over the years, the auction house has sold works from artists like Ben Enwonwu, El Anatsui, Ben Osawe, Erhabor Emokpae, Lamidi Fakeye to mention a few,” Ronke Akinyele, Curator at Terra Kulture Art Gallery, stated. “We hope to have many art professionals and many visitors attend the art auction and we believe it is an essential place for professionals, collectors and artists to meet."

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