Nigeria’s premier auction house, Arthouse Contemporary, announces the 17th edition of its auction of Modern and Contemporary Art on 14th November 2016 by 6pm, at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.

This edition of the auction will feature both works from Masters from the modern period as well as cutting-edge contemporary art from the region’s most celebrated artists, as contemporary art moves to become one of the fastest growing global art markets.

The auction includes 98 lots featuring modern masters such as Ben Enwonwu, Ben Osawe, Yusuf Grillo, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Uche Okeke, Clary Nelson Cole, David Dale, Abayomi Barber, Jimoh Buraimoh, Kolade Oshinowo and Twin Seven Seven. Leading contemporary artists featured in the auction include El Anatsui, Nnenna Okore, Peju Alatise, Rom Isichei, George Osodi, Sokari Douglas Camp, Ben Osaghae and Victor Ehikhamenor among others. It will also include five charity lots from celebrated artists Bunmi Babatunde, Diseye Tantua, Duke Asidere and Nyemike Onwuka in support of the Arthouse Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to encourage the creative development of contemporary art in Nigeria.

Works will be on display at the Wheatbaker Hotel for preview on Sunday, November 13th, 2016, from 12 – 6 PM, and Monday, November 14th, 2016, from 10 AM – 1 PM. The auction will be led by noted auctioneer John Dabney.

Auction day, 14th November 2016

Wheatbaker Hotel, 4, Onitolo(Lawrence Road), Ikoyi, Lagos.

For more information, please contact Nana Sonoiki by telephone at  08052500195 or visit 

Top featured image: El Anatsui, Ahe (2016), Wood Panels. Courtesy Arthouse Contemporary.