Q&A: Who Are The Leading African Art Buyers?

AFK Insider | Maryanne Maina:


Hannah O’Leary the Head of Modern and Contemporary African Art from Bonhams in London shared insights on the African art market and the African art buyers.



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What is the highest price paid by an African collector for a painting?

The most expensive African painting sold at auction was the ‘Arab Priest’ by the South African artist Irma Stern, but that was purchased by a Museum in the Middle East for £3.1 million in March 2011. The second highest price was the ‘Bahora Girl’, also by Irma Stern, which was sold to a private South African collector for £2.4 million in October 2010…


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