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African art

Long neglected by the Western art world, contemporary African art is now at the forefront of the scene. This is a welcome revival, that attracts collectors from all over the world and finally allows African artists to gain their rightful recognition.

In a climate of equal appreciation of all cultures, the opening of the art market to African culture was essential. However, it is sometimes difficult for African artists to take off without a means of momentum as institutional art events are rare on the continent. However, new technologies have changed this situation. They allow for the globalization of African art, which has become accessible to all while avoiding this problem. Numerous events of international scope also support this upsurge in contemporary African art, for instance the Biennale Dak'Art in Senegal, the CAPE (Contemporary African Culture) in South Africa, TACCA in Angola or the Meetings of Photography in Bamako, Mali.

The photographs of the up and coming Nigerian-born artist Ebuka Michael reflect the stories of our times. His photographs are gifted with a rare aestheticism but also reflect an introspection and exploration of our world that is unique to the artist's vision. 

Thandiwe Muriu takes her inspiration from haute-couture aesthetics and Vogue magazines in order to produce vibrant pictures. The Kenyan artist's vision and stunning use of patterns echo her vocation as a committed and entrepreneurial woman. 

The Ouattara twins take up the codes of the ancient arts while adding a certain topicality to their works. By reproducing masks, their practice of sculpture is a blend of modernity and tradition. 

This new and exciting interest in African art is an initiative of new fairs, exhibitions and artistic practices. It is also of interest to promotional bodies, auction houses and famous museums. 

For example, the Fondation Cartier has devoted a magnificent exhibition, Beauté Congo, to contemporary Congolese artists. The Tate Modern exhibited the Ivorian artist Frédéric Bruly Bouabré. The Louis Vuitton Foundation organized a major exhibition of the Pigozzi collection and African art was honored at the Art Paris Fair in April 2017. Finally, the contemporary art and design fair AKAA, for Also Known As Africa, focused on Africa, was held at the Carreau du Temple in Paris. The 29 exhibitors presented all mediums including paintings, sculptures, works on textiles, digital arts, performances and photographs.

Immerse yourself in the richness and diversity of the continent through Artsper's selection of African art and discover many African artists, each more creative than the last.



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Our recommendations Derrick Ofosu Boateng, Love for Ghana, Photography

Derrick Ofosu Boateng

Love for Ghana, 2019
40 x 30 x 0.3 cm
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Supernatural, 2017
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Mosoti Kepha, Binti mrembo (beautiful girl), Sculpture

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Binti mrembo (beautiful girl), 2021
48.5 x 31 x 2.5 cm
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René Tavares, Jazz System, Painting

René Tavares

Jazz System, 2015
105 x 100 cm
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$4,601

Ange Kumbi, Au voleur, Painting

Ange Kumbi

Au voleur, 1996
57 x 72 x 1 cm
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$2,096

Thando Ntobela, Clouds of Dreams, Painting

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Arezki-Aoun, Personnage sur fond d'ocre, Painting

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Personnage sur fond d'ocre, 2012
27 x 32 cm
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William Fenech, Big Men, Painting

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Munir El Saadawi, El viaje, Print

Munir El Saadawi

El viaje, 2000
70 x 65 cm
Print

$303

Baudouin Mouanda, Sapeurs de Bacongo, Photography

Baudouin Mouanda

Sapeurs de Bacongo, 2008
60 x 90 cm
Photography

$3,727

Barthélémy Toguo, Blowing Headache, Print

Barthélémy Toguo

Blowing Headache, 2017
70 x 85 cm
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$1,048

Our recommendations Magdy Basstorous, Untitled #1, Painting

Magdy Basstorous

Untitled #1, 2015
113 x 150 cm
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$2,912

Our recommendations Barthélémy Toguo, Take a Green Breath, Print

Barthélémy Toguo

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Our recommendations Ebuka Michael, Power Black Excellence, Photography

Ebuka Michael

Power Black Excellence, 2020
90 x 60 cm
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Angu Walters, Saturday Market IV, Painting

Angu Walters

Saturday Market IV, 2020
82 x 99 x 1 cm
Painting

$1,700

François Maurel, Monastère Kebran Gabriel, Photography

François Maurel

Monastère Kebran Gabriel, 2018
40 x 60 cm
Photography

$1,037

Pieter Bauermeister, Tanzania, In our hands, Photography

Pieter Bauermeister

Tanzania, In our hands, 2007
42 x 60 x 1 cm
Photography

$926

Our recommendations Pieter Bauermeister, Mama - Red smoke, Photography

Pieter Bauermeister

Mama - Red smoke, 2006
118 x 84 x 1 cm
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$2,446

Our recommendations Pieter Bauermeister, Heavy is the world, Photography

Pieter Bauermeister

Heavy is the world, 2006
84 x 118 x 1 cm
Photography

$2,446

René Tavares, Ghetto Paradise, Painting

René Tavares

Ghetto Paradise, 2015
150 x 120 cm
Painting

$8,735

François Maurel, L'ombre et la lumière, Photography

François Maurel

L'ombre et la lumière, 2018
60 x 90 cm
Photography

$897

Angu Walters, In the Village, Painting

Angu Walters

In the Village, 2017
115 x 120 x 1 cm
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$3,000

Ofobuike Okudoh, Intribe, Fine Art Drawings

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100 x 70 cm
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Samir Tlatli, Femme et lumière, Photography

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60 x 60 x 1 cm
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$1,747

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Aude Herlédan

Precious Land, 2017
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Adrien Bitibaly, Black Volta (Mouhoun) - Untitled n°14, Photography

Adrien Bitibaly

Black Volta (Mouhoun) - Untitled n°14, 2018
62.5 x 50 x 4 cm
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$2,329

Eric Tournaire, Turtles, Painting

Eric Tournaire

Turtles, 2006
32 x 24 x 0.2 cm
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$559

Paul Akiiki, The three sisters, Painting

Paul Akiiki

The three sisters, 2019
91.4 x 81.3 x 1.9 cm
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$6,000

Paul Akiiki, Mother, Painting

Paul Akiiki

Mother, 2019
36 x 32 x 0.8 cm
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Lisa Roberts, African Geisha , Painting

Lisa Roberts

African Geisha , 2015
69 x 50 x 3 cm
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$839

Prince Cartiee, Favourite Son #2, Photography

Prince Cartiee

Favourite Son #2, 2020
50.8 x 40.6 cm
Photography

$757

Prince Cartiee, Favourite Son #4, Photography

Prince Cartiee

Favourite Son #4, 2020
50.8 x 40.6 cm
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$757

Sebastien Arts, Auto-Hypnose, Painting

Sebastien Arts

Auto-Hypnose, 2020
150 x 100 x 2.5 cm
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$1,922

Sebastien Arts, Golden Woman, Painting

Sebastien Arts

Golden Woman, 2020
120 x 100 x 2 cm
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$1,922

Omar Logang, The morning light, Painting

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The morning light, 2007
114 x 146 x 2 cm
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Larbi Cherkaoui, Sans titre, Painting

Larbi Cherkaoui

Sans titre, 2015
81 x 130 x 2.5 cm
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$6,988

Munir El Saadawi, Viaje II, Print

Munir El Saadawi

Viaje II, 2000
70 x 65 cm
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Samir Salemi, Marrakech, Painting

Samir Salemi

Marrakech, 2001
130 x 190 x 6 cm
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Hicham Benohoud, Sans Titre - The Hole, Photography

Hicham Benohoud

Sans Titre - The Hole, 2015
60 x 80 x 4 cm
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$4,076

Hicham Benohoud, Sans Titre - The Hole, Photography

Hicham Benohoud

Sans Titre - The Hole, 2015
80 x 60 x 4 cm
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$4,076

Hatem Akrout, J'ai horreur du pic-nic, on est toujours mal assis, Painting

Hatem Akrout

J'ai horreur du pic-nic, on est toujours mal assis, 2003
184 x 137 x 1 cm
Painting

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Hatem Akrout, Autoportrait scarifié, Painting

Hatem Akrout

Autoportrait scarifié, 2006
150 x 110 cm
Painting

$5,241

Noureddine Chater, Sans titre, Painting

Noureddine Chater

Sans titre, 2015
150 x 150 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$9,318

Baudouin Mouanda, Sapeurs de Bacongo, Photography

Baudouin Mouanda

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60 x 90 cm
Photography

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Ebuka Michael, Faceless - Hidden Identities, Photography

Ebuka Michael

Faceless - Hidden Identities, 2020
40 x 30 cm
Photography

$815

Gatien Mabounga, Sans titre, Painting

Gatien Mabounga

Sans titre, 2015
70 x 50 cm
Painting

$1,281

René Tavares, Jeux de séduction, Painting

René Tavares

Jeux de séduction, 2015
150 x 120 cm
Painting

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Ange Kumbi, Qui a tué Bad Banga ?, Painting

Ange Kumbi

Qui a tué Bad Banga ?, 1996
60 x 73 x 1 cm
Painting

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Ange Kumbi

Diplômé d'Etat, 1996
70 x 56 x 1 cm
Painting

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Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Antique art africain "fra"/ un peigne traditionnel, Fine Art Drawings

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré

Antique art africain "fra"/ un peigne traditionnel, 2007
23 x 15 cm
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Sakhile Cebekhulu, Vuma Agree, Photography

Sakhile Cebekhulu

Vuma Agree, 2019
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