Activities leading up to the event, which holds on Friday the 27th of July at the Terra Kulture Arena, kicked off with Collector’s Preview & Cocktail night on Friday, the 20th of July.
The preview night gave collectors a chance to view some of the pieces to be auctioned, and to have first choice come auction night. It also shows a new and emerging crop of collectors and art enthusiasts including Tokini Peterside, Dakore Egbuson, Kunle Afolayan, Sonia Irabor, Abimbola Craig, Bolanle Olukanni, Afua Osei, Yasmine Belo-Osagie, Denola Grey, Ozinna Anumudu, amongst others.
Also present at the preview event were artists whose pieces will be up for auction – Kolade Oshinowo, Nse Abasi, M. Inyang, Nzennaya Barry Ikechukwu – giving them a first-hand chance to persuade Art Collectors present to buy their pieces come auction night.
The event also welcomed the two winners of the Instagram Art Competition which gave winners, Prince Idiage and Laju Sholola, the opportunity to showcase their pieces to art lovers and collectors present at the preview event.
Art Auctions in Lagos are rather few and far between in the usually vibrant Lagos Art scene, but are gradually becoming some of the most drooled-over events of the thriving Art industry. This is thanks to platforms such as the TKMG Art Auction House – giving artists a chance to showcase their best pieces, and even better yet, to sell them off at as high a price as possible!
Guests can stop by the TKMG Auction House all week (from 23rd – 26th July) to view the pieces before the auction. The TKMG Auction House is located at Terra Kulture Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island Lagos.