Kenya’s Art Market Isn’t Exactly Booming

artnet News | Henri Neuendorf:

A recent report in the Financial Times predicting that the Kenyan art market is on the cusp of a boom is overstated, according to data from artnet’s Price Database. The article reported that the gradual cultural liberalization under president Mwai Kibaki in the 2000s provoked a generation of artists to tackle more controversial and challenging subjects—both in terms of content and style, encouraging collectors’ interest… Read more

Image: Wangechi Mutu makes up the vast majority of Kenyan art sales. Photo: Presley Ann/PatrickMcMullan.com