NAIROBI (Reuters) – With rising curiosity from worldwide auction homes and a flourishing gallery scene at residence, East African art is catching on with world collectors and a new technology of native consumers.
Australia’s aboriginal art industry is price an estimated A$100 to A$300 million, with about 6,000 artists in additional than 80 remote outback communities, stated the Senate report. For the past 21 years the Mbantua Gallery has sourced its art work from Aborigines dwelling within the Utopia lands northeast of Alice Springs. Every fortnight the gallery drives to 10 black communities, loaded with canvases, paints and brushes. Two weeks later they return and purchase the paintings hanging from the timber.
Artists similar to Kenyan painter Michael Soi are now fixtures at auction house Bonhams’s Africa Now annual up to date art sale in London. The Circle Art Agency’s auction of East African artwork in Nairobi fetched greater than … Read more