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October 2018

African Art: Spotlight on Auction Houses, Part 1

Posted in Art Market  |  October 27, 2018
There are auction houses all over the world, but only a handful is controlling most of the contemporary art market. The major auctioneers are leading the sale of fine art works and luxury goods. With long-established reputations and many high-profile sales, these houses are progressively making place for contemporary African art in their catalogues. Some already have dedicated departments of African art, while others are offering thematic sales featuring African artists.

In Conversation with Tony Gum

Posted in Photography  |  October 20, 2018
Tony Gum tells the story of how she started her blog as a teenager with limited access to trendy clothes or expensive camera equipment, but with a strong desire to be part of the online creative world. In her first year at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2015, she took a fateful selfie with a crate of Coca-Cola bottles on her head. She showed it to her lecturer, who showed it to Christopher Moller, a local gallery owner. This selfie turned into Gum's well known Black Coca series. Her career as an artist has since led to nominations, awards, and exhibitions in New York.

African Art Outlook for October

Posted in Events  |  October 06, 2018
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in October. From Basel to Liverpool, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of October featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.