Collector Spotlight

Magnus & Tina Svensson, Sweden

November 14, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"The most important piece of advice is to see and touch as many pieces as you can. Train your eye and you will begin to see the differences sooner or later. Then you will see pieces and know, that one—no, that one—yes!"


Dealer Spotlight

Dr. David Zemanek, Germany

November 10, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"Be passionate about the work you collect. Don't only look at the provenance of an object but also consider its artistic qualities. There is no masterpiece waiting for you on eBay….so buy from trusted sources. Share your passion with other collectors, get as much information as possible about an object, before you acquire it."


Oṣogbo Art Movement

An Introduction to Modern Nigerian Art

November 04, 2017 By: Dr. David Zemanek

The Oṣogbo art movement took root in the early '60s, paving the way for a new generation of modern Nigerian artists. Learn how some of these innovative artists evolved traditional Nigerian culture into modern art.


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Les Forêts Natales: In Their Native Forests Preview

Arts of Atlantic Equatorial Africa

October 28, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

An exhibition at the Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac looks at the principle artistic styles of the cultural groups from southern Cameroon, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, the Gabonese Republic, and west of the Republic of the Congo.


Joseph Aurélien Cornet

and His Importance to Classic Congolese Art

October 15, 2017 By: Leif Birger Holmstedt

Father Joseph Cornet has been described as a man devoted to study, teaching, and art. Based on his time and experiences in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, spent with chiefs and as director of the Institut des Musées Nationaux du Zaïre, he has authored a number of books on classic art from Africa. Learn about J. A. Cornet’s work, life, and research.


Collector Spotlight

Tonia Marek, France

October 10, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"I now collect two types of beads from Africa; those that either have a history—ancient glass beads—and beads that are used in rituals by African traditional healers, or in animistic rites. I discovered those functions of beads in West Africa, and I started documenting those uses, bead by bead."