Collector Spotlight

Jean & Noble Endicott, United States

April 06, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"Learn to tell real from fake. That’s my number one concern. So many collectors have spent a lot of money building collections with hundreds of fakes!"


Ex-Africa

Stories and Identities of a Universal Art

March 19, 2019 By: Elio Revera || Ilaria Pol Bodetto

I had the pleasure and the honour of being asked to collaborate on the preparation of this important exhibition. The following presentation, which accompanies the event, is the result of the joining of forces between those that knew and appreciated Ezio Bassani.


Send It Back!

Chronicling the African Art Repatriation Debate

March 07, 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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Royal Arts of Ghana

Gold Ornaments from the Hartmann Collection

March 02, 2019 By: Dr. David Zemanek

The appreciation of West African gold objects is based on their richness of form and highly sophisticated craftsmanship. We delve into the skill involved in making royal Akan gold ornaments by reviewing works from the Hartmann Collection.


2019 State of the African Art Market

Voice of the Collector

February 28, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Discover who today’s collectors of African art are, what they are buying, and how they think the market will evolve over the next few years in ÌMỌ̀ DÁRA's 2019 State of the African Art Market report.


Artist Spotlight

Nathan Mabry, United States

February 10, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Nathan Mabry’s work transforms the known into the new and the unexpected. Mabry melds classic African art with the contemporary, producing works in wood, plaster, and clay that satirise modernist derivates of historical works. Through his work, Mabry questions the narratives of progress that frame the history of Western art.