Bonhams Trend: Growing Interest In African Art

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From BlouinArtInfo.

There is growing interest in African art, according to Matthew Girling, group CEO for Bonhams, the London-based modern and contemporary art auction house.

Girling is one of 50 CEOs and specialists who provided insider takes and information on notable sales in the past year and the changes ahead for a special issue of Art+Auction.

“Bonhams has had a long association with South African art,” Girling said. “We held the first stand-alone South African art sales outside the country itself, and most of the auction records for significant South African artists were set in our rooms.

“Our ‘Africa Now’ sales, which we pioneered, are so popular that this year we have introduced a new contemporary art auction to complement that for the works of African artists from earlier generations.”

Read more at BlouinArtInfo.