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July 2018

Insight on Contemporary African Art Auctions

Posted in Art Market  |  July 28, 2018
With the enthusiasm inspired by contemporary African art on the international scene, African artists are becoming increasingly visible in Western art galleries and auction catalogues. Some auction houses specialise in contemporary African art, while others include works of African artists in thematic auctions. They rely essentially on artists’ recent auction sales history, their current track record of gallery sales, and their reputation in the marketplace to select their artworks for future auctions.

In Conversation with Lina Iris Viktor

Posted in Art Market  |  July 21, 2018
Lina Iris Viktor is a conceptual artist who captivates viewers with her strikingly figurative works, which often center on a photography of the artist herself. Her works explore issues of womanhood, identity, and history, and she sees herself as a representation of the human form, which embodies every woman. Using a limited colour palette of black, blue, and pure gold in her pieces, she believes that the precious metal holds the key to unlocking divine knowledge and spiritual connection.

African Art Outlook for July

Posted in Events  |  July 07, 2018
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in July. From Johannesburg to London, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of July featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.