Modern and Contemporary Art Auction 27 February 2017
The Circle Art Auction was launched by Circle Art Agency in 2013 with the first ever commercial Modern and Contemporary East African art auction in Nairobi to considerable public and media attention locally and internationally.
Four years on, the auction is the most anticipated event in the Nairobi art calendar. The sale attracts both local and international art collectors, with over 300 guests attending as well as telephone bidders from all over the world.
The Circle Art Auction has put East African art on the map as well as creating a growing local market. Capitalising on the ever-increasing interest in collecting African art worldwide, Circle has helped raise awareness of the investment potential of East African art.
Our auctions have re-introduced modern artists from the 1960s onwards and almost single-handedly created a secondary market in the region. At the last auction in 2015 over 80% of the Lots sold on the night raising more than US$ 200,000.
2017 is the fourth edition of the Circle Art Auction.