Princess Adetutu’s 1974 Painting Auctions for £300,000 in Lagos and London


The Punch Newspaper reports that in less than three days  Africa’s most celebrated iconic masterpiece done by Nigerian renowned artist, late Ben Enwonwu, will be going for auction both in London and Lagos simultaneously. Tutu, a portrait of the Ife royal Princess Adetutu Ademiluyi painted in 1974, leads Bonhams Africa Now sale in London on Wednesday 28 February at location 101 New Bond Street London at 5.00 p.m. London time, and in Lagos at Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, at 6.00 p.m. Lagos time. The masterpiece’s price is estimated at £200,000 – £300,000.

About a month ago, there were reports that one of the missing series of paintings of the princess was found in a flat in London…click to read article in full.



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