20th Apr, 2024 18:00

TAKING FLIGHT: Selected Works from the Phoenix Collection

Lot 7
Lot 7 - Ablade Glover (Ghana 1934-)


Ablade Glover (Ghana 1934-)
Blue women

oil on canvas

Artwork date: 2004
Signature details: signed and dated bottom right

Sold for R211,050
Estimated at R180,000 - R240,000


oil on canvas

Artwork date: 2004
Signature details: signed and dated bottom right


105 x 147 cm; framed size: 126 x 169.5 x 6 cm


Bonhams, London, Africa Now - Modern & Contemporary African Art, 5 October 2017, lot 50.


  • Ablade Glover’s auction record is currently set at $35 089 for People, sold in October 2019, in London.
  • Glover has received several national and international awards, including the Order of the Volta; an order of merit from the Republic of Ghana awarded to people for their outstanding service to the country in 2007.
  • In 2010 he was awarded the Millennium Excellence Award by the Millennium Excellence Foundation, an organization committed to highlight individuals who selflessly bring about change in Ghana.
  • The artist received the Flagstar Award (the highest award for Arts in Ghana) from the Arts Critics and Reviewers Association of Ghana (ACRAG) in 1998 and was further honored with the Alumni Award from the African American Institute in New York.
  • Glover's artistic achievements are acknowledged through his permanent membership of the prestigious Royal Society of Arts in London.
  • His work is also included in esteemed reference publications including the Artists' Who's Who, the Dictionary of Contemporary International Artists, and the Bénézit Dictionary of Artists.
  • Beyond his artistic contributions, Glover founded the Accra-based Artists Alliance and the GLO Art Gallery.


The artist is represented in numerous local and international collections, notably, the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, California; World Bank, Washington D. C.; National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos; National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare; Commonwealth Foundation, London; AAI African-American Institute Head Office, New York; Africa Centre, London; Arts Council of Ghana, Accra and the Royal Collection of Prince and Princess Takamado, Tokyo.

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Auction: TAKING FLIGHT: Selected Works from the Phoenix Collection, 20th Apr, 2024



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