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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."


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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."


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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."


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Arno Declercq, Belgium

November 06, 2016 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"The younger generation need to see African art integrated into timeless and stylish interiors - interiors that include and even highlight tribal art. We need to show that these ‘foreign objects’ can be incredibly beautiful and can add value to an interior."


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Roberto Domingos, Germany

August 08, 2016 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"For me it’s important that the objects I collect are used ritually; this is the special part of traditional African art. It has meaning, it’s not just beauty for beauty’s sake, it’s beauty for magic, power and expression."


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Srdjan Sremac, The Netherlands

July 31, 2016 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"Collecting should be fun but with tribal art it’s not always that easy, it’s a tricky business. I think every collection is highly personal, the result of aesthetic encounters... a collection is an articulation of the person’s identity and self-narrative."