by Eugene von Blaas
A painting by the artist considered to be the father of Nigerian modernism has been bought for $1.4 million (£1.1million) at an auction in London after the owners googled the artist’s signature.
Ben Enwonwu’s “Christine”, painted in 1971 in Lagos, had been in the home of the family of the sitter since then, auction house Sotheby’s says.
John Atkinson Grimshaw
A painting made by all four Beatles in a hotel room in Tokyo, 1966. Photos 2 and 3 are by Robert Whitaker.
Michael Sowa – Germany