A Look At Kenya's First Major Art Auction
On Tuesday November 5th Nairobi held Kenya's first major African art auction of East African works.
Eltayeb Dawel Bait (Sudanese, born 1968) The Spirit of Faces, 2011 Lot 28, Circle Art Agency
Eria ‘Sane’ Nsubuga (Ugandan, born 1979) Christ at Golgotha, 2013 Lot 39, Circle Art Agency
Professor Elias Njengo (Tanzanian, born 1936) Halloween In An African Perspective, 2003 Lot 29, Circle Art Agency
Sane Wadu (Kenyan, born 1954) World Trade Center: New York series, 1988 Lot 25, Circle Art Agency
Joseph Bertiers (Kenyan, born 1963) The World’s Craziest Bar, 2013 Lot 3, Circle Art Agency
George Lilanga (Tanzanian, 1934–2005) Nipeleke Hospitalini Mimi Naumwa Sana, before 1998 Lot 12, Circle Art Agency
In celebration of Kenya's first major auction of East African art (held this past Tuesday in Nairobi) we've rolled out some of our choice pieces from the Circle Art Agency event. 47 works (from 43 artists across 6 East African countries) were up for grabs. The auction has been hailed a huge success, with 90% of all pieces sold for a combined Ksh18.5 million ($216,000). Kenyans accounted for over half of all buyers. Above we showcase paintings from East African artists the likes of Michael Soi, Sane Wadu, Fitsum Berhe Woldelibanos. For more on the auction and upcoming Nairobi art events head to Circle Art Agency.