Selected Press and Testimonies

“The other requirement of the internal market for art is training which is crucial. “Among the 100 African artists who have recorded the largest number of works sold, 62 have gone through arts schools …”, said Macky Sall, citing the “Africa Art Market Report 2015″.”

Excerpt from the speech of H.E. Pdt Maky Sall of Senegal at the opening ceremony of the Dakar Biennale 2018. Reported by Ibrahima Ba & Maguette Guèye Diedhiou (Le Soleil newspaper)

“ In the wake of reports that recent auctions sputtered in New York, London and Moscow, one region seems to defy the gloomy trends (…).

The net result of all these commas and zeroes? For the African art world, beaucoup millionaires could very well translate into a massive expansion of the continent’s art market.”

Christian Viveros-Fauné (Artnet News)

“ the Africa Art Market Report  brings a rare perspective on the state of the market for modern and contemporary African creation. Sweeping all regions of the continent, it analyzes the evolution of all the actors (foundations, museums, artists, galleries, collectors, etc.) under a rarely mentioned angle – that of market exchanges that govern it. It also provides a ranking of the most prominent artists ”

Nicolas Michel (Jeune Afrique Magazine)

” the bible of the African art market “

 AD Magazine

” Africa Art Market’: African art is top-class investment ” (AIRFRANCE-KLM  CLUB AFRICA)

” a thorough report “

Rob Perree (Africanah.org)

“ I really appreciate receiving this link.(…)I will let my guests know about your excellent publication ”

Kenneth Montague (Collector, Wedge Curatorial Projects, Canada)

 “ Really an interesting and eye opening report!  The market is so dynamic now, but there is also such an upsurge in terrific  art of high aesthetic quality and art historical significance. Thank so much for sharing.”

Dr. Warren Crichlow (Professor at New York University)

” Thank you so much for this book ! “

Rikki Wemega-Kwawu (artist, Ghana)

“ Dear Africa Art Market team, I found your Report highly interested; it’s a pioneer work that will help increase the visibility and understanding of african contemporary art and usefully serve as a baseline study to measure the sector’s progress. ”

Karin Barlet (gallerist, France)

Sean O’Toole, Through the Lens: How Photography Became Africa’s Most Popular Art Form », ARTnews, 19 June 2018, p. 76

(fr) Roxana Azimi, L’Afrique, nouveau terrain de chasse des collectionneurs, Le Monde,‎ 10 April 2018

Brian Boucher, Sotheby’s Bets Big on African Art, Launching a New Department in London, www.artnet.com, 21 June 2016

Sean O’toole, All’s fair in art out of Africa, Mail & Guardian,‎ 24 March 2016

(fr) Roxana Azimi, « La loi du marché de l’art africain », Le Monde,‎ 29 July 2016

Beyond Fair, Art Africa Magazine,‎ September 2016

Ruarc Peffers, « The Development of Value in the SA Market », Art Times,‎ May 2018, p. 70

(fr)  Sabine Cessou, L’art contemporain africain, toujours en plein essor,www.rfi.fr, 29 December 2017

(fr)  Genevieve Sagno, Dakar, capitale de l’art africain, BBC, 3 mai 2018

Collector by Art Africa Magazine, vol. 1,‎ December 2016 – February 2017, p. 10,12,38,58

Andrew Perters, « Light shines on the Dark Continent », Essence Magazine, vol. 76,‎ 1st November 2016, p. 18

Andrea Dijkstra, Contemporary art on the rise in Africa ,www.bluebiz.com, Air France – KLM,   9 June 2016

(fr)  Nicolas Michel, Art contemporain : les artistes africains ont-ils (vraiment) la cote ?, Jeune Afrique,‎ May 2016

(fr)  Nicolas Michel, « Les dix artistes africains les mieux cotés sont… , Jeune Afrique,‎ 11 January 2016

Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Hannah Oleary, A Look Inside The Contemporary African Art Market, www.facebook.com, 27 March 2017

(fr)  Nicolas Michel, Classement des Artistes Africains les Mieux Côtés, Jeune Afrique,‎ 1-7 April 2018, p. 83

Christian Viveros-Fauné, The Highs and Lows of Africa’s Art Market Bonanza ,www.artnet.com, Artnet news,5 May 2016

Sue Blaine, Contemporary African art still in favour, Business Day,‎ 9 May 2016

Lola Goffin, Art africain: un gisement au même titre que le pétrole, RFI,‎ 2 April 2016

(fr) Ibrahima Ba & Maguette Guèye Diedhiou, Cérémonie d’ouverture de la biennale, Le Soleil,‎ 4 May 2018

Lynsey Chutel, Hustle is as important as technique to cash in on Africa’s art boom,Quartz, 3 December 2017

Carin Smith, How to ‘read’ the SA art market, Fin24, 1st May 2018

(fr) Roxana Azimi, Le marché de l’art africain,à pas comptés, Le Quotidien de l’Art,‎ 8 November 2016, p. 9

(fr)   Arts : et les dix artistes africains contemporains les plus cotés sont… , www.lepoint.fr, 30 April 2017

Africa Art Market: African art is top-class investment ,www.bluebiz.com, Air France – KLM, 24 February 2018

(fr) Roxana Azimi, Foire AKAA : l faut faire attention à ce que l’Afrique ne devienne pas un effet de mode , Le Monde,‎ 9 November 2016

Joanna Grabski, Art World City: The Creative Economy of Artists and Urban Life in Dakar, Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 2017 (ISBN 0253026059)