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Principles of African Greatness

November 17, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Through art, artists tell stories—stories of the world’s current complexity, but also visions of a world that could yet be. 'Heroes' features a selection of permanent-collection works from the National Museum of African Art that tell the story of key heroic principles and personages in Africa’s arts and history.


Collector Spotlight

Robert Wilson, United States

November 12, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"My favourite piece is the one I am looking at. My advice—you can never see too much. Look, look, look!"


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Chronicling the African Art Repatriation Debate

October 17, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

As the debate about the restitution and repatriation of looted African artworks and cultural artefacts rages on, we chronicle the timeline of events that have and continue to shape the question, should Western museums send back looted African art.


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What Sold at Parcours des Mondes 2019?

September 22, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Parcours des Mondes signals the start of the autumn African art season. We review the 2019 edition and highlight some of the works that sold this year.


Collector Spotlight

Marc Franklin, United States

September 01, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"Africa is the future; there’s no doubt. African art and its contemporary quality—its contemporary reliance on traditional aspects of aesthetics—is just too important to die. It can't."


Artist Spotlight

Cyprien Tokoudagba, Benin

August 31, 2019 By: Keiron Levine

Cyprien Tokoudagba's work illustrates traditional symbolism and motifs of Fon Vodun with Abomey history allowing for a rich, modern interpretation.