LEARN FROM YOUR PEERS

To collect is a fundamental human trait but we must collect what we love and learn as much as we can. View highlights from extensive personal collections in our 'Collector Spotlights'.

Artist Spotlight

Hank Willis Thomas, United States

April 22, 2018 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Hank Willis Thomas’ ‘The Beautiful Game’ explores the intersection of art, sports, geopolitics, and modernism’s debt to traditional African art. We spoke with Hank to learn more.


Collector Spotlight

Mamadou-Abou & Catherine Sarr, United States

April 21, 2018 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"When we eventually had the means, we were so eager to make the connection between our upbringing and an art collection, especially photography. From that first piece in Gabon, to where we are today, I’d say that we have a very eclectic collection from artists from around the world yet with a focus on photography from the African Diaspora."


Provenance

A Story In History

April 15, 2018 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Provenance. Everyone talks about it but how many really understand it? We spent time with Hermione Waterfield, founder of the 'Tribal Art' department at Christie’s, to learn what 'good' provenance is.


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Exploring Motherhood in African Arts

April 06, 2018 By: Herbert M. Cole

Mother and child imagery is prevalent on the African continent. Maternity images are used by everyone, from commoners to diviners, priests to kings—varied objects used in everyday and ritual life. Learn more about portrayals of mothers and their children in this preview of 'Maternity: Mothers and Children in the Arts of Africa'.


Artist Spotlight

Dimitri Fagbohoun, France

March 15, 2018 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Born in Benin, growing up in Cameroon, and now working between Paris, Brussels and Cotonou, Dimitri Fagbohoun's work questions what it is to be 'African'. Fagbohoun reflects on his background and history, straddling geographical and artistic boundaries. Learn how Dimitri interprets classic works of African art.


Collector Spotlight

Montague Hermann, United States

March 08, 2018 By: Adenike Cosgrove

“While most were milling around traditional pieces [at the Dakar Biennale] I thought, there’s really cool stuff over here, there’s a conversation to be had about contemporary African art.”