Last night, at Bonhams Africa Now auction in London, Ben Enwonwu’s “Spirit of Ogolo” tops Modern Africa auction sales. It was sold at £218,500 (including premium).

BENEDICT CHUKWUKADIBIA ENWONWU M.B.E (Nigerian, 1917-1994) 'Spirit of Ogolo' Sold for £218,500 inc. premium

BENEDICT CHUKWUKADIBIA ENWONWU M.B.E
(Nigerian, 1917-1994)
‘Spirit of Ogolo’
Sold for £218,500 inc. premium

This was followed closely by El Anatsui’s wooden sculpture “Used Towel”, sold at £176,500 (inc. premium) and Yusuf Grillo’s “Mother of Twins”, sold at £146,500 (inc. premium) respectively.

EL ANATSUI (Ghanaian, born 1944) 'Used towel' in 25 pieces. Sold for £176,500 inc. premium

EL ANATSUI
(Ghanaian, born 1944)
‘Used towel’ in 25 pieces.
Sold for £176,500 inc. premium

YUSUF ADEBAYO CAMERON GRILLO (Nigerian, born 1934) 'Mother of Twins' Sold for £146,500 inc. premium

YUSUF ADEBAYO CAMERON GRILLO
(Nigerian, born 1934)
‘Mother of Twins’
Sold for £146,500 inc. premium

Other works sold above £100,000 at the auction were also by Ben Enwonwu and Yusuf Grillo. See full list of auction sales here