Modern and Contemporary East African Art Auction 2019

Tuesday 5 March 2019, Reception 6pm, Auction 7.30pm
Radisson Blu Hotel, Elgon Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi

Lots will be on view at Circle Art Gallery from 20 February to 1 March and online from 15 February 2019 here at

Bidding registration forms will be available online and entry is reserved for registered bidders. If you wish to receive a catalogue, please email us your delivery address if in Kenya and your postal address if abroad.

Contact Danda for more information: or + 254 722 672 938

Lot 55 Charles Sekano at Art Auction East Africa 2019
Lot 55, Charles Sekano, Blue woman setting on the bench, 2009/2010

The Art Auction East Africa 2019

The Art Auction East Africa 2018 took place on 12 March 2018 at Den, dusitD2, 14 Riverside, off Riverside Drive, Nairobi.

This fifth edition of the auction continues to demonstrate the strength, diversity and resilience of the East African art market with total sales of over Ksh 21,000,000 and 81% of lots sold.

An annual Auction of Modern and Contemporary East African Art was launched in Kenya in 2013 to considerable public and media attention, locally and internationally. This is the first and remains the only commercial art auction in the region and has been hugely successful. Every year since its launch, sales have increased and the auction has been the most anticipated event in the Nairobi art calendar. The sale attracts both local and international art collectors with over 300 guests attending as well as telephone bidders from all over the world.

This year we are presenting 53 Lots from seven countries and to celebrate our 5th edition we are including for the first time artists from West Africa. We are showing a small collection of Nigerian Modern art including pieces by Twins Sevenseven and Bruce Onobrakpeya and a large painting by Ghanian, Ablade Glover, as well as excellent works by our bidders’ favourites — Peterson Kamwathi, Rashid Diab, Geoffrey Mukasa, Eli Kyeyune and Charles Sekano.

Bids and Enquires:

Danda Jaroljmek: +254 (0)722 672 938
Arvind Vohora: +254 (0)72  603 324

Conditions of Sale:

All buyers must register to bid prior to the sale and are requested to provide photographic proof of ID and if requested, a bank reference. Please see Registration and Bidding Forms downloadable below.

For those leaving Absentee bids, please provide details for the lots on which you wish to place bids at least 48 hours prior to the sale.

This auction is subject to important Conditions of Sale downloadable below. Please read these carefully.

There will be a buyers’ premium of 15% + VAT (17.4%) on top of the hammer price. The auction will be conducted in Kenya Shillings.

The dollar estimates listed in brackets are used for reference only. The exchange rate used is KSH100 to USD1.

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