Artist Spotlight

Kendell Geers, South Africa

August 17, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

South African born, Belgian artist Kendell Geers, uses art to challenge notions of identity. We hear from Kendell, in his own words, how classic African art has inspired his work and helped him question and define his identity.


10 Must-See Pieces at Tribal Art London

August 06, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

September 6th will see the return of Tribal Art London, signalling the start of the autumn African art season. We asked ten dealers to each share the one African art piece they believe visitors will be excited about.


ÌMỌ̀ DÁRA Reading List

"Reading Is Fundamental"

July 27, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

To get you daydreaming during your holidays, and to prepare you for the African art fairs and auctions coming up in September, we've compiled a list of five books we can't wait to get lost in this summer.


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Artist Spotlight

Wole Lagunju, Nigeria

July 01, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Drawing from his childhood experiences in Oṣogbo and professional life in urban Lagos, Wole combines classical Gelede masks with European imagery to explore themes about culture, prestige, race, and globalisation.


Collector Spotlight

Kristina Achmann-Paul & Andreas Achmann, Germany

June 29, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"Take your time before any purchase. Do intense research before you decide on a piece. Do not let yourself be pressured by anyone. Even if this special item is sold by the time you have decided to go for it, there will be another piece."


Harnessing Ojú Inú

Discussing the LACMA ‘Inner Eye’ Exhibition

June 22, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

LACMA's ‘The Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendence in African Arts’ show is exhibiting 100 iconic African art objects that explore how the arts reflect cultural ideas of vision and visuality. In a conversation with Dr. Polly Nooter Roberts, consulting curator of African art at LACMA, we discuss the theme behind the show, its star pieces, and her recommendations on how collectors can use their ‘inner eyes’.