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CNN Profiles Growing Western Demand for African Art

CNN Inside Africa explores the explosion /interest in modern African art.

African art has long been about more than just tribal masks and traditional carvings, and now contemporary African artists are being recognized globally.

The Johannesburg Art Fair recently showcased the works of 400 African contemporary artists, attracting more than 10,000 visitors. Organizer Ross Douglas told CNN there had been an explosion of interest in African art in recent years.

“Africa has always had a strong tribal art and a strong craft component, and that will always stay, he said.

“But that doesn’t mean there can’t be a contemporary market existing alongside that, and if you look in South Africa at the contemporary market in the last four or five years, it’s absolutely exploded.

“If you look at the number of young black artists doing well, making a living, it’s extraordinary.”

~CNN

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1 Comment

  1. Tania says:

    Very interesting video.
    I'm so glad to see African Art getting more exposure around the world.
    I don't think it is promoted enough.

    Great stuff.
    Thanks

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