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What's in a Name?
Redefining 'Historical' African Art
June 19, 2018By: Adenike Cosgrove
Primitive, tribal, ethnographic, fetish. Where did these terms originate and what should we call art made by African artists in the past?
The Return of Stolen Works from the Dundo Museum
June 15, 2018By: Adenike Cosgrove
The Sindika Dokolo Foundation identifies and recovers six additional works stolen from the Dundo Museum in Angola. Find out what the foundation has been up to since we last spoke to Sindika.
Wooden Fans of the Calabar Coast
Female Art Revisited
June 09, 2018By: Dr. David Zemanek
Learn why Ibibio wooden fans, objects of daily use, should be considered art.
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50 Years of Collecting
May 22, 2018By: Adenike Cosgrove
For the first time, the private collection of Pierre Dartevelle, the internationally renowned African Art dealer will be on show at Lempertz. We preview some of the major works that will be on display at the exhibition.
An Artist and His African Adventure
May 19, 2018By: Leif Birger Holmstedt
The Dutch artist Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo (Corneille) found inspiration for his work in classic African masks and figures. Learn how his style evolved and what his collection consisted.
Tits and Pricks
About Hermione Waterfield and the Creation of the ‘Tribal Art’ Department at Christie’s
May 02, 2018By: Adenike Cosgrove
Hermione Waterfield joined Christie's auction house in 1961 and created the dedicated 'Tribal Art' department in 1975. Read how Hermione came to create the ‘Tribal Art’ department and her thoughts on the evolving market.
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