The Rise of Black Artists in the Era of Black Panther

Even before Marvel’s Black Panther movie was released, the level of anticipation brewing around it made it very clear that this was much more than just a future blockbuster hit. The world wasn’t just getting the black superhero it deserves, but a cultural re-awakening. And as the popularity of movie swept across the world, it […]

Rising African Art: What’s the Driving Force?

In May 2017, Arthouse Contemporary, one of Africa’s leading art auction house located in Lagos, Nigeria, held their annual modern and contemporary art auction where a record price for the work for a Nigerian artist was set. Iconic modern artist, Ben Enwonwu’s 1962 Anyanwu sculpture sold for a record price of NGN 54,050,000 (around $148K), […]