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african art exhibitions in stunning london venues.

The African Art Series are specially curated pop-up art exhibitions set in stunning venues around the UK, to celebrate the unprecedented rise in appreciation of African art globally.

The Series was launched with a three day exhibition in the exquisite ambience of the Grand Ballroom at Bvlgari Hotel in Knightsbridge London, in collaboration with Sotheby's, on 7th to 9th October 2021.

 

The exhibition showcased artwork from new and established artists from Africa, and the African diaspora, to reflect the increasing interest and appetite for contemporary African art.  The event was a success and it is highly anticipated that the Series will be a catalyst to the conversation on the emergence of African art, as an exciting new landscape for investment, with new generation collectors and seasoned art connoisseurs alike. 

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The African Art Market.
 

Demand is high for contemporary African Art.  

 

Over the past decade, contemporary Art from Africa has seen a dramatic rise in interest inside the global art scene. Artists, sculptors and photographers from the continent have gained increasing attention and international acclaim amidst soaring prices, as private and institutional buyers, hope to see the same growth trajectory and price rises, as was seen in the contemporary Chinese Art market. 

 

A recently found painting by a Nigerian artist, Ben Enwonwu, sold at seven times its valuation, for $1.4 million at Sotheby’s. The breadth of African artwork; paintings, sculptures, prints, and photography in different genres emerging from the continent, is therefore now capturing the attention and imagination of both new and discerning art collectors around the world, more than ever before. 

 

The African Art market is also stimulating intercultural dialogue and discussion,  driving the call for more discourse on diversity in the creative industries.  The aim of this series is therefore to bring the joy and pleasure derived from the authentic opulence of exquisite African art to new audiences - in beautiful locations around the world.

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An Inspiring Perspective On Africa.

The African Art Series is birthed from extensive experience of the African luxury consumer industry, and a passion to proliferate inspiring perspectives about the continent.  In October 2019, the TAAS team led by Cas Ojo, in partnership with Financial Times, and The Luxury Network Nigeria, facilitated a high-profile panel discussion, to explore the changing perception of Africa's biggest economy; Nigeria, on the global business stage. The event was held at the Connaught Hotel in Mayfair.
 
The event titled An Inspiring Conversation on the Future of Luxury: Spotlight on the business of luxury in Nigeriawas designed to stimulate fresh conversation about the growing appetite and penchant for luxury in Nigeria.

Hosted by David Pilling, Africa Editor at the Financial Times, on the panel was Mo Abudu; CEO of EbonyLife Media, Reni Folawiyo; founder and CEO of Alara, Tom Meggle; former Managing Director of Louis Vuitton UK, Ireland and South Africa and founder of Momentom8, Bola Atta; Group Director of UBA (United Bank for Africa) and Brigitte Stepputtis, Global Head of Couture for Vivienne Westwood. Closing the night, Helena Warren, Global Head of business development at The Luxury Network International, introduced corporate presentations from a selection of Nigerian-owned luxury brands including Polo Luxury Group, Lux Afrique, Titi Adesa and A Complexion Company.

Contemporary African art presents an exciting platform to further drive the African luxury business narrative. 

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