The Liliane and Michel Durand-Dessert Collection

Preview of the Upcoming Christie’s Auction

June 22, 2018 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Christie’s Paris will present the collection of Liliane and Michel Durand-Dessert. Bruno Claessens, European Head of African and Oceanic Art, explains who the couple is behind the collection and why this sale is not only unique but also important.

What's in a Name?

Redefining 'Historical' African Art

June 19, 2018 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Primitive, tribal, ethnographic, fetish. Where did these terms originate and what should we call art made by African artists in the past?

Reclaiming History

The Return of Stolen Works from the Dundo Museum

June 15, 2018 By: Adenike Cosgrove

The Sindika Dokolo Foundation identifies and recovers six additional works stolen from the Dundo Museum in Angola. Find out what the foundation has been up to since we last spoke to Sindika.


Wooden Fans of the Calabar Coast

Female Art Revisited

June 09, 2018 By: Dr. David Zemanek

Learn why Ibibio wooden fans, objects of daily use, should be considered art.

Pierre Dartevelle

50 Years of Collecting

May 22, 2018 By: Adenike Cosgrove

For the first time, the private collection of Pierre Dartevelle, the internationally renowned African Art dealer will be on show at Lempertz. We preview some of the major works that will be on display at the exhibition.


An Artist and His African Adventure

May 19, 2018 By: Leif Birger Holmstedt

The Dutch artist Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo (Corneille) found inspiration for his work in classic African masks and figures. Learn how his style evolved and what his collection consisted.