The highly anticipated Olumide Gallery’s live exhibition will show on Monday 06th November from 18:00 – 21:00 at the Groucho club.
The groundbreaking collection is a contemplation on Black History Month with some of the UK’s most innovative artists, including the internationally renowned Sokari Douglas Camp CBE, Sovereign Middle East and African Art award winning Hassan Hajjaj, the inimitable hyper realist Olumide Oresegun and London born Cederic Christie; exploring African Modern and Contemporary art from the Islands to the United Kingdom, Africa and beyond. The thought-provoking series includes paintings as well as Sculpture in an impactful, beautiful and enlightening display supported by The Groucho Club.
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Curator Eunice Olumide said: “Olumide Gallery represents the most innovative and cutting edge talent. Globally for the first time we are seeing the Western canon shift to an appreciation of African, Caribbean and Black art which is long overdue. The reality is this is all of our shared collective history as one humanity. This is a very special one off a kind opportunity to celebrate and acquire some truly exquisite and unique work”
The display includes some previously unseen works by Hassan Hajji and the one of a kind work Tiring 2014 by Olumide Oresegun, ranging from £3.500 - £30.000.
Additional artist highlights include:
Douglas Camp first exhibited in 1985 and based in London’s Elephant and Castle. She has had more than forty solo shows worldwide and in 2005, was awarded a CBE in recognition of her services to art. Her work is in the permanent collections of the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA; Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; and the British Museum, London, UK. In 2012, her large sculpture, All the World is Now Richer, a memorial to commemorate the abolition of slavery, was exhibited in The House of Commons and then in 2014 at St Paul’s Cathedral, London.
Olumide Oresegun is a Nigerian Postwar & Contemporary painter who was born in 1981 in Lagos. His career has spanned thirteen years with a selection of high profile shows in Europe, the USA and the United Kingdom. A powerful hyperrealist working with oil on canvas, in 2010 the record price for this artist at auction is 13,173 USD for Today's Story, sold at Sotheby's in 2022.
Hassan Hajjaj (Moroccan, b.1961) was born in Larache, Morocco, and immigrated to London at an early age. Heavily influenced by the club, hip-hop, and reggae scenes ofthe city, as well as by his North African heritage, Hajjaj is a self-taught, versatile artist whose work includes portraiture, installation, performance, fashion, and interior design, including furniture made from recycled objects, such as Coca-Cola crates and aluminum cans. His work is currently part of Christies 1:54 Exhibition and he was previously shortlisted for the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Jameel Prize for Islamic Art. His solo exhibitions have been held at The Third Line, Dubai; Rose Issa Projects, Freies Museum Berlin, as well as group exhibitions at The Marrakesh Art Biennale, Edge of Arabia, Photoqua. His work is in the collections of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, in Dubai at the Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris’s Kamel Lazaar Foundation and Tunisia’s Virginia Museum of Fine Art and more.
Cedric Christie is a British Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1962. Cedric Christie's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from 1,633 USD to 1,785 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 2021 the record price for this artist at auction is 1,785 USD for 'Jerusalem', sold at Sworders in 2021.
For enthusiasts looking to invest in the iconic pieces Olumide Gallery, will be offering consultations to talk through the artwork.
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About Eunice Olumide
Olumide Gallery was established by BAFTA nominated Scottish Supermodel Eunice Olumide. She obtained an MBE for outstanding services to Art and Charity. An established author, consultant and broadcaster she makes regalar contributions to publications such as The Observer New York, The Times and BBC News. She has worked for and inspired top couture powerhouses including Christopher Kane and Vivienne Westwood. She is a passionate human rights, philanthropist and sustainability advocate and currently the Ambassador for Breakthrough Breast Cancer TLC, joining the ranks of Kate Moss, Edith Bowman, Twiggy and Alan Carr. Appearing on international covers and in fashion editorials including Vogue Italia, Elle, Hunger, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour and L’Officel.