Lot 16 Edward Saidi Tingatinga (Tanzanian, 1932–72) Untitled (Elephant Eating from the Marula Tree), 1971, at Art Auction East Africa 2019
Edward Saidi Tingatinga, Untitled (Elephant Eating from the Marula Tree), 1971. Sold Ksh 5,635,200
5 March 2019 at The Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi

This year, we were invited to hold the Modern and Contemporary Art Auction East Africa 2019 in the lovely ballroom at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Upper Hill, Nairobi.

With 59 Lots from seven countries, we auctioned some rare and exceptional sculptures this year; Lot 31 & 32 by the late master sculptor Samuel Wanjau; and stunning, well priced paintings dating from the 1960s to present. With an emphasis on modern and the secondary market, we were able to find some very unusual works, such as Lot 29, the Piano Player by Fabian Mpagi, and Lot 25 by the late Robin Anderson.

We welcomed KCB, Kenya’s largest bank, as our new partner, and new drinks sponsors, Glenfiddich whisky and Hendricks gin.

Auctioneer, Chilson Wamoja, who has assisted us at all our auctions took the sale this year.

Record sales of US$ 300,000

The Sixth Art Auction East Africa 2019 was the record sale since the auction began in 2013.  Total sales exceeded KSH 30 million (US$ 300,000).  90% of the 59 Lots sold on the night, another auction record.


Danda Jaroljmek +254 722 672938

Auction Catalogue
Art Auction East Africa 2019 Catalogue Cover


Auction Lots 1 – 59