Lagos Biennial collaborates with Sotheby’s for 2024 edition

The Lagos Biennial has partnered with the renowned Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary African Art Auction in a remarkable move towards securing funding for its 2024 edition. The collaboration, set to take place from October 13th to 19th, aims to support and celebrate the rich tapestry of African contemporary art.

The highlight of this partnership is the inclusion of three exceptional works by prominent African artists in the Sotheby’s auction catalogue. These works have been generously contributed to help ensure the success of the Lagos Biennial’s upcoming edition.

Oluwole Omofemi’s “The Visioneer (2020)”, a captivating piece, is estimated to fetch between 12,000 to 18,000 GBP as **Lot 24** in the auction.

Victor Ehikhamenor’s “Afro Shenanigans Series 1 (2020)” is another captivating addition. As **Lot 23**, it is expected to garner interest within the range of 7,000 to 9,000 GBP.

Lastly, Usman Wahab’s “Languishing (Phenomenal Women) (2018)” is also making its appearance in the auction as Lot 25, with an estimated value ranging from 4,000 to 6,000 GBP.

Art enthusiasts, collectors and supporters of African contemporary art are encouraged to participate in the Sotheby’s auction to contribute to the success of the Lagos Biennial’s 2024 edition.

The 2024 edition of the Lagos Biennial with the theme of “Refuge” is eagerly anticipated and set to take place from February 3rd to 10th, 2024 at the historic Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos. This edition will be under the direction of esteemed Artistic Directors Kathryn Weir and Folakunle Oshun, promising a captivating celebration of African art and culture.

The Lagos Biennial is poised to continue its legacy as a global platform for showcasing the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary African art, and with the support of initiatives like the Sotheby’s auction, its future looks brighter than ever.

For more information and updates on the Lagos Biennial, visit their official website and follow them on social media platforms.


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