Wooden Fans of the Calabar Coast

Female Art Revisited

June 09, 2018 By: Dr. David Zemanek

Learn why Ibibio wooden fans, objects of daily use, should be considered art.

Pierre Dartevelle

50 Years of Collecting

May 22, 2018 By: 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, 2018 By: 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.


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Tits and Pricks

About Hermione Waterfield
and the Creation of the ‘Tribal Art’ Department at Christie’s

May 02, 2018 By: 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.

Artist Spotlight

Hank Willis Thomas, United States

April 22, 2018 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Hank Willis Thomas’ ‘The Beautiful Game’ explores the intersection of art, sports, geopolitics, and modernism’s debt to traditional African art. We spoke with Hank to learn more.

Collector Spotlight

Mamadou-Abou & Catherine Sarr, United States

April 21, 2018 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"When we eventually had the means, we were so eager to make the connection between our upbringing and an art collection, especially photography. From that first piece in Gabon, to where we are today, I’d say that we have a very eclectic collection from artists from around the world yet with a focus on photography from the African Diaspora."