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Art Basel Report 2023: African Art Market on the Rise – Discover Key Trends and Insights

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An analysis of the art market report  African Art

According to the Art Basel Report of 2023, the African art market is currently undergoing a major transformation, with key trends and developments driving significant growth.. One of the most notable of these is the increasing recognition and visibility of African artists on the global stage. In this article, we’ll delve into the key findings from the Art Basel Report on the African Art Market

High demand for Contemporary African Art due International to collaborations and partneships

According tot the Art Market report 2023 by Art Basel, the market for contemporary African art has grown rapidly over the past decade, with a number of high-profile auctions and exhibitions driving interest and demand. A growing number of African collectors and investors are fueling this trend, as they are keen to support and promote the work of artists from the continent

Ongoing exhibition and auction at Sotheby’s

Furthermore, the emergence of new art fairs and events that focus specifically on African art, such as the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair and the AKAA Art Fair, provide a shopping mall for both international and local collectors who are looking to add to their collection.These events provide a platform for African artists and galleries to showcase their work and engage with a wider audience.

Shifting the Focus of International Museums to Amplify African Narratives

There is a growing interest in the history and heritage of African art, with a number of museums and cultural institutions around the world increasing their focus on African collections and exhibitions. This has helped to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of African art and its cultural significance to the creative world.

Looking ahead, it is clear that a combination of artistic talent, cultural heritage, and growing global demand will continue to drive the growth and development of the African art market. With new artists and galleries emerging all the time, there has never been a better time to explore the vibrant and dynamic world of contemporary African art.

African artists today are breaking down barriers and challenging preconceptions, opening up new possibilities and horizons in the global art world. As collectors and investors continue to seek out fresh and exciting talent from Africa and beyond, the future looks bright for African art and its many innovative and talented practitioners.


Rose Mwikali Musyoki is a creative writer from Nairobi, Kenya. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business and Finance from the University of Embu, Kenya, and is the founder of Bloom Inc, an art startup in Kenya. Currently, she works as a writer for Art News Africa.

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