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Art Auction East Africa Returns to Circle Art Agency For its 11th Edition

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Circle Art Agency proudly announces the return of Art Auction East Africa, 2023, 11th edition. The exhibition, unveiled at Circle Art Agency‘s new venue, showcases various modern and contemporary masterpieces from East Africa. Among the featured artists are Theresa Musoke (Uganda), George Lilanga (Tanzania), Georges Ebrin (Ivory Coast), and Sane Wadu (Kenya).

This spectacular event commences its bidding journey on November 14th, 2023. Before the grand event, art enthusiasts and collectors are invited to an exclusive private viewing at Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi, on October 25th, from 6-8 p.m. The gallery will proudly host these exquisite creations, allowing patrons to marvel at the artistic brilliance that defines East Africa.

Sane Wadu (Kenyan, born 1954)
Meditation, 2023
Oil on canvas
65.5 x 50.2 cm. Image courtesy of Art Auction East Africa.

Conceived in 2012 by the Circle Art Agency, the auction continues to push the boundaries of artistic expression globally. From the 1970s to the 2000s, the collection encapsulates the essence of the African Renaissance, capturing the spirit of artists who laid the foundation for modern and contemporary art. Their diverse styles and mediums weave a tapestry of heritage and innovation, shaping the narrative of art in the region.

This year’s exhibition not only promises exceptional art but also a deep dive into the cultural legacy of East Africa. The curated pieces represent the artists’ creativity and echo the region’s rich heritage. From October 25th until the auction day, the Circle Art Gallery will proudly host these cultural gems. With this, they invite art enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the soul-stirring stories of every stroke and colour.

George Lilanga (Tanzanian, 1934 – 2005)
Untitled (Snake – bite), undated
Wood and enamel paint
62 x 30 x 23 cm. Image courtesy of Art Auction east Africa.

As the bidding opens, patrons can expect an unparalleled experience where heritage meets innovation and tradition converges with modernity. Art Auction East Africa is a testament to the region’s artistic prowess, offering a unique opportunity to own a piece of East African cultural heritage. Don’t miss the chance to participate in this remarkable celebration of art and heritage.


Rose Mwikali Musyoki is a creative writer from Nairobi, Kenya. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business and Finance from the University of Embu, Kenya, and is the founder of Bloom Inc, an art startup in Kenya. Currently, she works as a writer for Art News Africa.

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