12 Most Expensive African Art Pieces And Paintings Ever Sold

Written by Lillian Mutiso

Art as a business in most African  countries is not considered a viable career option. Apart from South Africa and Egypt, art pieces from other African countries do not fetch a lot of money at international auctions.

But in recent years contemporary African art carvings and paintings have started  catching the eyes of big spenders, with some pieces fetching up to $14 million. Although the continent is still small compared to other regions, 2014 saw a record number of African art pieces sold at auctions around the world, with an estimated value of $31 million.

Here are some of the most expensive African art pieces and painting ever sold.

Sources: Mail & Guardian Africa, Atlanta Black Star, Business Insider