Monday, 28 September 2009

Independence Day Talk at CCA,Lagos, Thursday 1st of October at 2pm‏

Centre for Contemporary Art,Lagos is pleased to present its public programme on Thursday 1st of October as follows

Date Thursday 1st October 2009
Time 2pm (prompt o)
Venue - CCA,Lagos 9 McEwen Street, Sabo, Yaba

Artist Kainebi Osahenye talks about his exhibition Trash-ing with CCA,Lagos Director Bisi Silva.
They are then joined in a panel discussion on the State of Painting in Nigeria by Uche Edochie and Jess Castellote

3.30pm - Refreshments

4. 00pm Talk by Giles Peppiat, MRICS, Director, Bonhams
Mr Peppiat's talk will give an overview of the international auction house Bonhams as well as focus on the contemporary African art sales within an international context.

Giles Peppiatt studied at St. Andrews University before joining Bonhams in 1989. In 1993 he trained as an auctioneer and conducted his first auction in that year. In 1997 he qualified as a ‘Chartered Arts & Antiques Surveyor’ with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Giles is also the world leading expert on South African Art and in 2007 he established the first ever London auction devoted entirely to South African artists, “The South African Sale”. These sales have now established London as the global centre for South African Art with the turnover in 2008 in excess of $20 million.

In 2008 Giles organised and curated the first ever commercial auction of modern and contemporary African art to have been held in London. The sale was titled ‘Africa Now’ and was an enormous success. The auction showcased some of the best works in this field and was a new fresh manner to extend Bonham’s already powerful reach in this area. The sale included work by El Anatsui, Ben Enwonwu, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Malagatana and many others.

The next ‘Africa Now’ sale will be held in February 2010 in Bonham’s Madison Avenue galleries in New York.

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