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On View: 'Alpha Crucis – Contemporary African Art' at Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, Norway

On View: ‘Alpha Crucis – Contemporary African Art’ at Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, Norway

  While museums and galleries are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 virus, On View will continue to showcase images from noteworthy exhibitions   SINCE 2005, the Astrup Fearnley Museum has been staging expansive exhibitions exploring national and continental art scenes around the world. After showcasing the United States, Brazil, India, China and Europe, the...
Through a Global Lens: Exploring Works on View at the First-Ever Manhattan Edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Through a Global Lens: Exploring Works on View at the First-Ever Manhattan Edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

  NEW YORK, N.Y. — Talking about his work at the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in New York, French-born artist Henri Abraham Univers said he uses a series of repeating elements that unify his paintings. Whether his subject is a child soldier in the Ivory Coast, where he grew up, or more mundane themes,...
Sotheby's Modern & Contemporary African Art Sale in London Yields 11 Artist Records, El Anatsui Tapestry is Top Lot, Again

Sotheby’s Modern & Contemporary African Art Sale in London Yields 11 Artist Records, El Anatsui Tapestry is Top Lot, Again

  SOTHEBY’S LONDON has held four sales dedicated to modern and contemporary African art and tapestries by El Anatsui have topped three of them, including the most recent on April 2. A 10-foot sculptural tapestry composed of aluminum bottle caps and copper wire, “Zebra Crossing 2” (shown above) was made in 2007 and exceeded expectations....