The Masters dominate Sotheby’s African Art Auction
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Modern and Contemporary African Art Auction at Sotheby's
Modern and Contemporary African Art Auction at Sotheby’s – October 2018

Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary African Art auction became a bi-annual event this year. For this second auction of the year, 70 artworks (out of the 99 selected) were sold for a total of £ 2,274,625,

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Highlights of the 6th edition of 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair
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Ibrahim El Salahi, Meditation Tree, Courtyard Installation, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
Ibrahim El Salahi, Meditation Tree, Courtyard Installation, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

The courtyard installation for the 154 Art fair at Somerset house has become a feature in its own right, setting the pace for what lies ahead within the walls of the age-old building.

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African Art in the City: your ultimate guide to fairs & exhibitions this month
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African Art events Scheduled in London
African Art events Scheduled in London

Welcome to the most important art week of the year. Frieze is upon us, and London is awash with art events. The City is also temporary transformed into the pulsating global centre of Contemporary African Art with the upcoming auction at Bonhams and Sotheby’s. Here is your guide to the main African Art events scheduled in London during Frieze week and the month of October.

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True Love by Abe Odedina
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Abe Odedina, “True Love”, 2017

What is the happiest memory of your life? What is the most harrowing experience you have ever had? Have you ever stopped to mull over these questions? Probably not, these are meditative thoughts that people tend to dwell on late in life.

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12 African art fairs and auctions scheduled this year
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Sothebys African Art Auction
Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary African Art auction in March 2018

Summer is over, and art exhibitions have restarted in earnest. The end of the year is shaping up to be a hectic time on the global African art calendar. A series of highly anticipated events are scheduled on the heels of Johannesburg art fair, held earlier this month.

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Omar Victor Diop: a photographic journey through black excellence and resilience
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Frederick Douglass, Omar Victor Diop, Diaspora Series
Frederick Douglass, Omar Victor Diop, Diaspora Series

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr once said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Photographer Omar Victor Diop’s first exhibition in London at Autograph ABP is a visual journey through the long and complex history of the black community’s fight for justice and equality throughout the world.

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Windrush: heartwarming images of a generation 70 years on.
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Picture: 'FOR THE MOTHER COUNTRY': GILBERT CLARK,
‘For the Mother Country’: Gilbert Clark, Jim Grove from windrushportraitofageneration.com

England was devastated after the WWII and was in dire need of labour to take part in the reconstruction effort. It naturally turned to what was still, back then, its colonies. On June 22nd, 1948, the “Empire Windrush” docked at Tilbury in Essex.

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London: The 13 African Art exhibitions you need to visit.
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Painting Fragile 3, Eddy Kamuanga Illunga, 2018.
Fragile 3, Eddy Kamuanga Illunga, 2018. Courtesy of October Gallery

After a long winter, the longer days have come at last to signal spring’s triumph.  Along with the colorful flowers, the 2018 spring/summer “collection” of artistic events has come out with an unmistakable Afrocentric, Caribbean vibe.

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Seeing the unseen through Àsìkò’s lenses
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Picture The Impact of, Asiko Ade
The Impact of, Àsìkò, 2018. Courtesy of Gallery of African Art (GAFRA)

I arrived early at the Gallery of African Art to take in the latest work of the photographer Àsìkò ahead of his scheduled talk with Eliza Anyangwe of The Nzinga Effect and the writer Sharon Obuobi (who also works in the modern and contemporary African art department at Sotheby’s).

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