TUTU : A game changer for African art – Giles Peppiatt

By Chris Onuoha

In less than three days’ time, Africa’s most celebrated iconic masterpiece done by Nigerian renowned artist, late Ben Enwonwu, will be going for auction both in London and Lagos simultaneously. Tutu, a portrait of the Ife royal Princess Adetutu Ademiluyi painted in 1974, leads Bonhams Africa Now sale in London on Wednesday 28 February at location 101 New Bond Street London at 5.00 p.m. London time, and in Lagos at Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, at 6.00 p.m. Lagos time. The masterpiece’s price is estimated at £200,000 – £300,000.

From Left: Neil Coventry, Bonhams Nigeria representative; Giles Peppiatt, (m) Director, Modern African Art, Bonhams Auction House, London; Princess Ronke Ademiluyi, founder African Fashion Week London (AFWL)and representative of Ademiluyi family…

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