Recent Posts by Layo Bright

ArtHouse Contemporary November Auction

By Sunday, November 9, 2014 0 Permalink 2

Friday night in Lagos usually spells ‘TGIF’, hanging out, social events and the like. No one wants to have a ‘dulling weekend’. 

But Friday the 31st of October, in the Lagos art scene, had a different event in store. Art-lovers were treated to The ArtHouse Auction cocktail!

ArtHouse Contemporary Limited, a leading auction art company in Nigeria, organized a weekend-long event for the auction at The Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi.

Continue Reading…

National Academy Museum

By Wednesday, October 22, 2014 0 Permalink 2

After a 45-minute journey, and occasionally losing my way, I arrived at Solomon R. Guggenheim museum. First mode of action was to get my picture taken with the infamous “Solomon R. Guggenheim” as a background. Check!

Next, the moment of truth – entering the museum and soaking in the moment, the beautiful works of art, the architecture. All of it.

Halting mid-walk I glimpse a sign from the corner of my eye; “Closed on Thursday.” Just great. Deflated, it now makes sense why people were sitting outside loitering.

Sigh. What next.

I recall seeing a museum right across the street from the Guggenheim on my way there. Rather than go all the way back home, I could substitute this for the Guggenheim visit.

With the red banner of the National Academy School of Fine Arts blowing in the wind above the entrance, I wondered why I had not come across the name before.

Continue Reading…

The Frick Collection

By Tuesday, October 21, 2014 0 Permalink 0

Timeless. Regal. Exclusive.

These were the first thoughts that came to mind, as I gazed upon the infamous Rembrandt self portrait that graced the walls of The Frick Collection. Yup! Another day, another museum to visit.

It felt surreal to be in such a place, being able to view exquisite masterpieces that had been hand-selected by Henry Clay Frick himself.

It should be stated at this point that I once had the opportunity of visiting The Frick Collection, but had prioritized my painting sessions over it. Looking back now, making the time out to visit would have done a world of good.

The Frick Collection is located at East 70th Street, New York. A sizeable expanse fenced and gated, surrounded by trees and green. Not a bad first impression at all. It is widely known to have a wonderful collection of paintings, sculptures, furniture and silverware.

The inside is absolutely stunning! Luxurious carpets, delicate embellished curtains, and spectacular furniture cordoned off by ropes. Not to mention, the remarkable paintings and sculptures that grace the walls and rooms.

Continue Reading…

Recent Comments by Layo Bright

    No comments by Layo Bright yet.