THE ART NEWSPAPER | Gareth Harris:
One of the world’s most active collectors of contemporary African art, the Paris-born venture capitalist Jean Pigozzi, says that he plans to create a foundation and space for his burgeoning collection. Pigozzi is showing works by 15 artists drawn from his holdings in the exhibition Art, Africa: the New Atelier (26 April-28 August) at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.
These include Benin-born Romuald Hazoumé, who is known for using found objects such as jerry cans, the late Malian photographer Seydou Keïta, and the Congolese painter Chéri Samba. The works, grouped in a section of the exhibition called The Insiders, date from 1989 to 2009… Read more
Image: Chéri Samba’s L’espoir fait vivre n°2 (1997) (Courtesy of CAAC, The Pigozzi Collection; © Chéri Samba; photo: © Maurice Aeschimann)