Monthly Archives: January 2018

26 Jan 2018

Enwonwu’s ‘Tutu’ Headlines Bonhams February 2018 Africa Now Sales

Celebrated Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu MBE headlines Bonhams February 2018 Africa Now sales, with his oil painting, Tutu, 1974, 97 x 66.5cm, estimated at £200,000 –300,000. This now world-famous portrait of Adetutu Ademiluyi, an Ile-Ife princess and a granddaughter of the Ooni of Ife was first painted in 1973. Other lots in the auction include Yusuf Grillo’s Evangelists: Cymbal, Triangle and Tambourine, 1964, oil on board, 121 x 78cm with presale estimates of £50,000 –70,000; Cheri Samba’s La Democratie?1995, oil on canvas, 83.5 x 103.5cm, estimated at £18,000 […]