The African Art Series are specially curated pop-up art events set in stunning venues, to celebrate the unprecedented rise in appreciation of African art, in the UK and globally.
The Series was launched with a three day exhibition in the elegant surroundings of Bvlgari Hotel in Knightsbridge London, in collaboration with Sotheby's, on 7th to 9th October 2021.
African art exhibitions - in stunning venues.
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.
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.