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.

Collector Spotlight

Olufemi Akinsanya, Nigeria

January 29, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"Don’t be a hero, don’t look for something that no one has seen before. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Collectors should try to avoid copies, fakes and mediocre examples."


Collector Spotlight

Deb Glasser, Switzerland

January 09, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"Don't try to do it alone. Find people who will help you, mentor you, tutor you. Particularly other collectors. I have found that most collectors are very generous in sharing their passion and experience and eager to pass it on."

The Madeleine Meunier Collection: Part II

Highlight on Two Fantastic and Rare Pieces

December 10, 2016 By: Aurore Krier-Mariani

We review two masterpieces coming up for sale at the Christie’s and Millon Madeleine Meunier auction on 15 December 2016 — a Luba-Shankadi headrest and a Kuyu figure collected by Aristide Courtois and Charles Ratton.

Dealer Spotlight

Amyas Naegele, United States

November 26, 2016 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"A great deal of authentic African art was still coming from the continent when I started. I experienced one region after another provide quality art and artefacts theretofore largely unknown to the market, appear and go into rapid decline."