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Catalogues from the Museum of Primitive Art Available Online

May 14, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

The Museum of Primitive Art was the first museum in the U.S. dedicated to art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Now part of the Metropolitan Museum, 72 catalogues from past MPA exhibitions have been digitised and made available free online. Here we highlight the catalogues of exhibitions featuring African art.


Sotheby’s Classic & Contemporary Art Exhibition Review

Highlighting the Universality of Classic African Art

May 10, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Sotheby’s will hold its annual African and Oceanic art auction in New York on May 15, 2017 and in Paris on 21 June 2017. We spent time with Alexis Maggiar, International Specialist of African and Oceanic art and Director at Sotheby’s Paris and Brussels, to discuss the latest Sotheby’s exhibition of African, Oceanic, and contemporary art.


Artist Spotlight

Marc Montaret, Senegal

May 06, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Self-taught artist, Marc Montaret creates contemporary interpretations of classic African sculptures and masks, in a bid to drive the rediscovery of ancient art forms. See how Marc exposes the relationship between the modern and the traditional.


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Collector Spotlight

Sindika Dokolo, Angola

May 03, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"I’m working to create the best collection of classic African art in the world."


Preview of the Christie’s Paris 2017 Spring Auction: Part II

The Laprugne Collection

March 30, 2017 By: Aurore Krier-Mariani

Christie's 2017 spring African art auction has shifted to April to align “with the rhythm of the market“—coinciding with the fourth edition of Paris Tribal, and the ‘Picasso Primitif’ exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac. View works from the Laprugne collection of the April sale.


Artist Spotlight

Jean-Claude Moschetti, France

March 29, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Photographer Jean-Claude Moschetti aims to capture the metaphysical realm that exists beyond our perceived reality. His series, 'Magic on earth', captures the masquerades of Sierra Leone, Benin, Guinea and Burkina Faso to highlight the coexistence of the supernatural and the mundane—to explore the visual and spiritual elements of masquerading in West Africa today.