Tayo Fagbule

  • Who’s Making The Big Bucks? African Art Auctions Bank On Modern Art Pioneers

    By Tayo Fagbule, 11:05 am AFKI Original

    Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu died in 1994 but his name and work are more alive than ever in Africa’s art auction scene. He’s the bellwether of auctions for modern and contemporary art from Africa. Arthouse in Lagos — Nigeria’s top art auctioneer — and Bonhams, one of the world’s largest fine art auctioneers, are banking on pioneering modern African artists to draw collectors to their auctions in May — a busy month for art auctions worldwide.