AFRICA’S MONA LISA SMASHES WORLD RECORD AT BONHAMS AFRICA NOW SALE IN LONDON

Tutu, a long-lost portrait by Ben Enwonwu of the Ife royal princess Adetutu Ademiluyi – described by Booker Prize winning Nigerian novelist, Ben Okri as Africa’s Mona Lisa – set a new world record for the artist’s work at auction,…

33 African Artists Telling A World Exhibit

AFRICA TELLING A WORLD features thirty-three prominent African artists south of the Sahara who tell their story through diverse mediums. Featured Photo: Georges Adéagbo, The revolution and the revolutions, 2016, 11th Shanghai Biennale AFRICA TELLING A WORLD is an exhibit curated by…

Kenzo Mounts Pop-up Exhibition at London Store – Unity is Strength

Following the launch of its first quarterly ‘zine KenzoFolio, Kenzo has exclusively displayed an exhibition and pop-up space presenting a selection the zines editorials and moving images housed in Kenzo’s Mayfair store on Bruton Street, the exhibition is titled “Gidi gidi bu ugwu eze” —…

Acknowledging the life and creative work of Issa Samb

It’s with sad news that we confirm Sengalese artist Issa Samb has died. Also known as Joe Ouakam, was one of the co-founders of Laboratoire Agit’Art, a Dakar-based collective dedicated to revitalizing African art through the examining of international forms…

AFRICA NOW: BONHAMS X CUPPY X JTO

Bonhams the privately owned British fine art auction house, recently collaborated with Nigerian oil heiresses Florence ‘DJ Cuppy’ and her sister fashion blogger Temi ‘JTO’ Otedola for their recent ‘Africa Now’ auction. The auction house has been selling African Art…

GUIDE TO ART COLLECTING

Art collecting is a great way to be part of a leading global art community, impact the arts industry, and indulge in a passion for art. Having an impeccable art collection can earn an art collector much admiration and prestige…

ONE TO WATCH NIGERIAN PHOTOGRAPHER AND ARTIST KADARA ENYEASI

At only 22, Nigerian Photographer Kadara Enyeasi is highly tipped as ‘one to watch’. With the creative prowess and self assurance to make it happen, his career will be an interesting one to watch unfold. The multi-talented artist whose creativity spans…

LUX AFRIQUE INTERVIEWS CONGOLESE ARTIST EDDY KAMUANGA ILUNGA

First Art Exhibition at the age of 14, debut at the Saatchi Gallery’s ‘Pangaea II’ before his 25th birthday, it is clear that Eddy Kuamanga Ilunga isn’t your average artist.; he is part of a new generation of young Africans…

THE CONTINUING RISE OF AFRICAN ART: CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART FAIR 2016 AT SOMMERSET HOUSE IN LONDON

The leading international art fair dedicated to Contemporary African Art will return to London for its fourth edition, from the 6-9th of October 2016. With biannual editions in London and New York, 1:54 is the leading international art fair dedicated…

ARTHOUSE ONLINE AUCTION IN NIGERIA FOR ARTIST OLUMIDE ORESEGUN

Arthouse Contemporary is pleased to announce the online auction of Nigerian artist Olumide Oresegun, June 23-26, 2016, on their website, www.arthouse-ng.com. Olumide Oresegun is a figurative artist who is best known for his hyperrealistic and emotional oil paintings. Inspired by his…