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

Wole Lagunju, Nigeria

July 01, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Drawing from his childhood experiences in Oṣogbo and professional life in urban Lagos, Wole combines classical Gelede masks with European imagery to explore themes about culture, prestige, race, and globalisation.


Collector Spotlight

Kristina Achmann-Paul & Andreas Achmann, Germany

June 29, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"Take your time before any purchase. Do intense research before you decide on a piece. Do not let yourself be pressured by anyone. Even if this special item is sold by the time you have decided to go for it, there will be another piece."


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Discussing the LACMA ‘Inner Eye’ Exhibition

June 22, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

LACMA's ‘The Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendence in African Arts’ show is exhibiting 100 iconic African art objects that explore how the arts reflect cultural ideas of vision and visuality. In a conversation with Dr. Polly Nooter Roberts, consulting curator of African art at LACMA, we discuss the theme behind the show, its star pieces, and her recommendations on how collectors can use their ‘inner eyes’.


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Parcours des Mondes Preview with Javier Peres

June 18, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Parcours des Mondes has been instrumental in encouraging people to visit classic African art galleries in Paris. We joined this year's honorary president, Javier Peres, to discuss the three African art objects he views as highlights of Parcours des Mondes 2017, set to run from Tuesday 12 to Sunday 17th September.


Preserving African Art

Maintaining Collection Integrity

June 09, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Anne-Catherine Kenis has a 30-year career in restoring and preserving classic African art. We speak to her to learn what collectors can do to maintain the integrity of their African art objects.


Collector Spotlight

Richard Ulevitch, United States

June 02, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"I like all spoons—East Africa, South, West. To me every culture has its own artistic vision of a spoon. The creativity is so appealing given that all a spoon needs is a handle and a bowl to make it functional. But African spoons go beyond the functional, a lot of thought goes into the carving."