Contemporary African Art

Contemporary African Art

Contemporary African Art has been showcased in recent years by numerous large institutions, museums and foundations around the world. Artists are enjoying increasing and sustained international recognition, as demonstrated by the numerous specialist trade fairs that have sprung up in Africa, Europe and the United States.

Artcurial blazed a trail as early as 2010, in Paris, when it held its first sale dedicated to Contemporary African Art, with 65 artists representing 24 nationalities.

In 2017, the house decided to hold, at one of its twin-site sales, Paris#Marrakech, African Spirit, focusing on Contemporary African Art. Taking place in Marrakech, it benefited from the dynamism of the Red City, which is attracting growing numbers of collectors from Morocco, Europe, America and the Middle East. A new edition was held in 2018, enabling the department to set, in the space of two years, no fewer than 12 world records for artists such as Bodys Isek Kingelez, Malick Sidibé, Omar Victor Diop, Abdoulaye Konaté and Seydou Keïta.

A genuine cultural hub in Africa, Morocco is now an essential place for promoting and developing the African scene. Artcurial holds two sales there every year, with the aim of presenting high-quality works by established artists and by fresh talent.

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Discover a selection of our 2019 top lots

Discover a selection of our 2019 top lots

In 2019, Artcurial, leading French auction house, confirms its position of major international player in the art market and totals €203.1M, +4% compared to 2018.

Les ventes Marrakech totalisent 3,8 M€

Les ventes Marrakech totalisent 3,8 M€

Le lundi 30 décembre dernier, Artcurial Maroc organisait ses deux ventes inaugurales Majorelle et ses contemporains et Made in Morocco, à Marrakech. Ces vacations ont remporté un grand succès, totalisant 41 067 950 MAD / 3,8 M€ frais inclus.

Foto Wien: Highlighting contemporary African photography

Foto Wien: Highlighting contemporary African photography

On the occasion of the first edition of Foto Wien last April, Artcurial Austria in Vienna and MAGNIN-A organized an exhibition of 7 African photographers, from Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keïta from the past to Omar Diop and Kiripi Katembo from today.

Upcoming sale

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                        Collections: Orientalist Paintings, Modern Art & Moroccan Decorative Arts
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N°MA3904

Collections: Orientalist Paintings, Modern Art & Moroccan Decorative Arts

La Mamounia, Marrakech

Consignment deadline: 15/09/2020