Category Art

Picasso and African Art

Borrowed, inspired, influenced, there have been many discussions on how much of an impact African Art had on Pablo Picasso, if any at all. Some note that Picasso never acknowledged that African Art had an influence on what has been referred to as his “African Period”  despite the fact that much of his work during […]

Corruption, Excess and Debauchery: Yinka Shonibare’s POP! Exibition

We visited the Stephen Friedman Gallery in Mayfair to view Yinka Shonibare’s POP! Exibition. The British born Nigerian artist is known for his exploration of colonialism and post-colonialism, most of Shonibare’s work looks at the relationship between Africa and Europe, with focus on the integration between the two cultures and their economic and political histories. […]

El Anatsui’s Golden Tapestries

Ghanaian born, Nigerian based artist El Anatsui is recognised as one of today’s leading African contemporary artists, his work includes sculptures created from wood, metal and clay, and more recently repossessed materials. Currently the Head of Sculpture in the Fine and Applied Arts Department at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. El Anatsui’s work is said […]

The Most Exepensive Piece of African Art?

The most expensive pieces of art can have price brackets which run into the hundreds of millions, most individuals will be familiar with the record-breaking sales at auction of some of the most expensive pieces of art in the  world. Paul Cézanne’s painting ‘The Card Players‘ was sold last year to the Qatar royal family […]