ÌMỌ̀ DÁRA has released its fifth annual ‘State of the African Art Market’ report, the only report that surveys collectors of classic, modern and contemporary African art to assess who’s collecting African art, what they are buying, and how they think the market will evolve over the next few years.

Get a wealth of data, insight and recommendations based on self-reported collecting habits and experiences. Key findings include:

  • The majority of collectors spend between $10,000 – $49,999 on African art.
  • 31% of collectors revealed that they buy art directly from artists, sidestepping galleries.
  • Only 36% of collectors agree that objects with dubious provenances should be returned to their countries of origin.
  • Where dealers were once the preferred channel for purchasing art, collectors of classic African art now overwhelmingly favour online channels.


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