Works by Africa’s best-known living artists typically sell for less than $150,000 — the ballpark asking price at auction for works by much younger, less time-tested artists like New York art star Dan Colen, says Bonhams expert Giles Peppiatt. Politically charged portraits by Congolese painter Cheri Samba, the first contemporary African artist to have a show at the Louvre, still sell for around $30,000… Read more

Image: “I am the man who eats paint” by Chéri Samba, a DRC artist. Photo: