Jean Pigozzi’s collection of African contemporary art on view in Zurich
Leonidas Kalai

Jean Pigozzi collection African contemporary Zurich

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jean Pigozzi collection African contemporary Zurich highlights of th Show in Zurich by Leonidas Kalai via art-critique Jean Pigozzi, the French collector, photographer and automobile heir recently made headlines for donating 45 works by contemporary African artists from his famed collection to the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA). The donation was the largest gift of African art

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Rediscovering the Art of Ben Enwonwu
AFP

Nigerian contemporary art booms and prices soar

Reading Time: 3 minutes In Nigerian contemporary art booms and prices soar, AFP explores the recent boost in Sales of Art from Nigeria championed by Ben Enwonwu. First there was Tutu, the “African Mona Lisa” sold last year for 1.5 million dollars. Then a second portrait by revered Nigerian painter Ben Enwonwu, called Christine, sold in mid-October, for 1.4 million dollars. Both record sales

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It’s time to give back the loot

Reading Time: 9 minutes In It’s time to give back the loot, Geoffrey Robertson questions, By what right do western museums and billionaire collectors keep property they know to have been stolen in earlier times? A new cry for justice is beginning to unsettle our cultural elites. here is a new cry for justice that is beginning to unsettle the cultural elites of Europe

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Artcurial Art Auctions Morocco
Alex Capon

Artcurial Art Auctions Morocco

Reading Time: 2 minutes Paris auction house Artcurial is opening an office in Morocco. Launching a permanent subsidiary in Marrakesh, the firm will now start holding regular sales at the famous La Mamounia hotel in the city from December this year. Article is by Alex Capon for antiquestradegazette Artcurial said that the development of the art scene in the country and the emergence of

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Gerard de Kamper

Fake African Art?

Reading Time: 5 minutes There’s been a spike in fake African art. What’s being done to fight it, writes Gerard de Kamper, Chief Curator Collections, lecturer, PhD candidate, University of Pretoria. The art world has been dealing with fakes for more than 2 000 years, with perhaps the most notorious case being the forgeries of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer’s paintings by artist Han van Meegeren

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Meet the Black Photographers Who Are Changing Fashion
Devine Blacksher

Meet the Black Photographers Who Are Changing Fashion

Reading Time: 3 minutes Meet the Black Photographers Who Are Changing Fashion The New Black Vanguard features 15 groundbreaking image-makers. by Devine Blacksher for the Cut In 2018, when Anna Wintour hired Tyler Mitchell to shoot Beyoncé, he became the first African-American photographer to have one of his images featured on the cover of Vogue. Up until less than two years ago, the cover of

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A Photographer’s Guide to Marrakech
Trupti Rami

A Photographer’s Guide to Marrakech

Reading Time: 7 minutes In A Photographer’s Guide to Marrakech Trupti Rami shows us Emerging fashion boutiques, lamb burgers on a rooftop, and where to see contemporary African art. It’s commonly understood that the best way to explore a new place is to go straight to the locals. Each week in the Urbanist, we take that wisdom one step further by seeking out not

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Expressions d’Afrique – Inside Jean Pigozzi’s Collection
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Expressions d’Afrique

Reading Time: 3 minutes In Expressions d’Afrique – Inside Jean Pigozzi’s Collection opens at Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich via ArtFixDaily Only three months after the announcement by the MoMA of having received 45 works of African contemporary art from the collector Jean Pigozzi – a major donation described as “a transformative gift” by the museum, Galerie Gmurzynska is proud to present Expressions d’Afrique – Inside Jean

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Interview Cyrus Kabiru MoMAA

Reading Time: 2 minutes In our latest Interview Cyrus Kabiru MoMAA who Is Best Known World Wide For His Eye Wear, C-Stunners, His Intricate Sculptural Works Push The Boundaries Of Conventional Craftsmanship, Sculpture, Photography, Design And Fashion. You Came To Be Known For The Stunning C-Stunners! How Did You Come To Be This Artist? C.K: I started when I was young inspired by my dad

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Rediscovering the Art of Ben Enwonwu
Editor MoMAA

Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary African Art Auction 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute On October 15, Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary African Art Auction 2019 raised a grand total of £ 3.2 million (£ 4 million including fees) which was way over its target of £ 1.9 million-£2.8 million. The Total raised was flattered by the late Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu (1917-1994) who had 11 works out of the total 103-lot auction and whose

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Adora Mba

The Instagram photos reframing Africa

Reading Time: 7 minutes In The Instagram photos reframing Africa, A new generation of African photographers is transforming how the continent is viewed – dispelling traditional norms via social media, writes Adora Mba at BBC.com Patrice Lumumba, the first Prime Minister of the independent Democratic Republic of the Congo, wrote in 1960: “The day will come when history will speak… Africa will write its

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Pitfalls of the New Wave of Interest in African Contemporary Art

Reading Time: 7 minutes At London’s 1–54 Fair, Curator Azu Nwagbogu Lays Out the Pitfalls of the New Wave of Interest in African Contemporary Art. The former Zeitz Mocaa curator and founder of LagosPhoto offers his advice on unlearning old ways of seeing. Article By Kate Brown on ArtNews In the courtyard of London’s neoclassical Somerset House, artist Kiluanji Kia Henda and curator Azu

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