- From: February 28, 2018
- To: December 12, 2018
- Starting at: 05:00 PM
- Finishing at: 10:00 PM
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 portrait of Adetutu Ademiluyi, an Ile-Ife princess and a granddaughter of the Ooni of Ife follows the first, now world – famous portrait of the princess, painted in 1973. Limited edition prints can be found in important collections all over the world.
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 –22,000; Aboudia Abdoulaye Diarrassouba’s Untitled, 2013, mixed media on canvas, 200 x 398cm, with presale estimates of £10,000 –15,000; Goncalo Mabunda’s A Throne for Two Kings, decommissioned weapon parts and welded metal, 138 x 63 x 114cm, estimated at £10,000 –15,000; and Uzo Egonu’s Stateless People: An Artist With Beret, 1981, oil on canvas, 153 x 124cm, estimated at £10,000 –15,000.