Forget Commodities. Art Prices Are Rising: 50 African Artists You Should Be Investing In

Written by Dana Sanchez

Africa’s economy may be reeling from volatile oil and commodities prices, but prices are holding steady or rising for many of the continent’s African artists you should be investing in. Works by Africa’s best-known living artists often sell for less than $150,000 — the asking price at auction for works by much younger, less time-tested artists in New York. Here are artists from Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Kenya and Angola that you should be watching if you’re interested in investing in African art.

About Dana Sanchez

Dana Sanchez was born in South Africa and is a U.S. citizen. After working in advertising, she went back to school and earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of South Florida. As a business writer, she won regional and national writing awards. As editor of a daily newspaper, she coordinated staff writers, freelancers and photographers in the fast-paced environment of daily news. Dana was an editor at Moguldom Media Group for four years, helping to build and manage a team of staff and freelance writers. She works now on for Nubai Ventures. A long-distance hiker and cyclist, she writes about the business of technology.