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

African Art from Various Owners

March 24, 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 second part of the April sale that will no doubt be successes.


Artist Spotlight

Adeniyi Olagunju, Nigeria

February 26, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Adeniyi Olagunju wants his art to start a conversation—a conversation about how the raw materials we extract from the ground have taken precedence over more important things in our lives including culture, art and traditions. Read how Niyi’s work of bisected traditional African art questions this value system.


Dealer Spotlight

Dori Rootenberg, United States

February 20, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"Work with respected dealers. It’s easy to be fooled by an object that looks authentic but isn't. The world of African art is a fairly small community. Work with dealers that are open, transparent and willing to share information."


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Connecting with the Past Through Tourism and Culture

Exploring the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library

February 11, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

'Preserving the past, capturing the present and inspiring the future, with culture and tourism'—read how the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Foundation aims to preserve Nigeria's cultural and artistic heritage.


Collector Spotlight

Obi Asika, Nigeria

February 05, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"Too many Africans have been defensive about being African. Our tradition and culture is not something we should throw away. We live on top of, and in the middle of, incredible treasures—our culture and antiquities are priceless."


Artist Spotlight

JK4REAL, United States

February 04, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Influenced by his father's traditional African art collection, artist JK4REAL incorporates elements of Kongo and Yombe art into his concrete and iron sculptures. Read how JK4REAL hopes to drive meaning and interaction in today's contemporary art world.