Wednesday, March 16, 2011

African Art

Good to see african art getting its shine on.
Here is an article i came across on Arise Magazine by Jaccaidi Dyer

O’Leary’s predicts Africa’s art market will explode onto the art scene in the next five years. “Most of these artists are presented in places like the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the V&A, the Tate, the Guggenheim,” she told ARISE. “When you have artists in these big institutions and you can buy [their work] for so little money it makes a lot of sense to be investing.”

“There are more pieces from Nigeria than any other country, which really represents how strong the development of art there has been,” adds O’Leary. “It is a very strong economy; the fastest growing in Africa.

It’s no surprise, therefore, that the upcoming African Now auction includes artworks by established Nigerian artists Bruce Onobrakpeya and Prince Twins Seven-Seven. There are also two early works from leading Ghanaian artist El Anatsui, which have auction prices starting at £25,000 and £30,000 – not bad considering one of his pieces reportedly sold for US$1m at Art Dubai last year.

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