Lot 10 Geoffrey Mukasa from Art Auction East Africa's Modern and Contemporary art auction 2014
Lot 14 Auction 2017. Detail of Edward Saidi Tingatinga, Untitled (Khanga). Sold Ksh 1,056,600.

Modern & Contemporary East African Art Auction 2017

The 5th Art Auction East Africa was a smaller, intimate event due to the size of the venue at the Dusit D2 Hotel, Nairobi. With increased international telephone bidding from regular buyers of Africa art, the auction sales increased from previous years and there was heavy bidding on some new artists’ Lots.

The auction is now firmly established as an important auction in Africa as a source for excellent East African art, still under represented in other African and European auction houses.

For the first time, we featured a selection of Modern Nigerian art which was very well received. All artists sold with the Twins Seven Seven fetching almost Ksh 1 million. Other stars of the night were Xenson, Yony Waite, Geoffrey Mukasa, Tingatinga, Ablade Glover and Peterson Kamwathi.

The 5th Art Auction East Africa took place on 12 March 2018. 85% of Lots sold for a total of over Ksh 21 million (USD 200,000).



Lots 1 – 54

Lot 53 – 2018

Wajukuu – Joseph Waweru (Kenyan, born 1987), Ngugi Waweru (Kenyan, born 1987) and Lawrence ‘Shabu’ Mwangi (Kenyan, born 1985)
Valley of Duty, 2018, Holes, 2018 & Lost Identity, 2018
Ksh 200,000-400,000
(US$ 2,100-4,100)
Sold Ksh 293,500