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Collectors discovered Africa, galleries, museums & fairs flourish

WSJ | Kelly Crow:

At a time when values for some blue-chip contemporary artworks have fallen by a third from a year ago, collectors are finding pockets of strength in a surprising new art mecca—Africa. From the mazelike streets of Morocco’s Marrakesh to Cape Town’s harbor, Africa is sprouting new auction houses, biennials, art fairs and museums, including four museums in the works in South Africa alone… Read more

Image: Nigerian photographer Jenevieve Aken is known for exploring how Nigeria’s economic boom has supercharged the careers and financial independence of young Nigerian women – but her self portraits often hint at omnious cost. Here, a self portrait from her “The Masked Woman” series. Jenevieve Aken/Rush Arts Gallery

2018-10-23T18:19:23+00:00