African Art… In Season Of Auction

The Guardian | Tajudeen Sowole:


The month of May this year is a season of auctions for African art, particularly in Nigeria. Three auction houses, Lagos-based Arthouse Contemporary and TKMG as well as London-based, Bonhams have been strengthening their holds on the emerging African art market in the past few weeks, towards mega buck sales in May.


Mixed media, New World Map by El Anatsui

The first of the sales was TKMG, which continued its focus on promoting young artists alongside the old masters. A joint venture of Terra Kulture and Mydrim Gallery, TKMG, on Friday, May 1 – despite the challenge in transportation across Lagos caused by fuel scarcity – held its fifth uction at Terra Kulture in Victoria Island…


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