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Market Analysis: Modern & Contemporary African Artists 2016 – 2021

  • Analyst: Lindsay Dewar
  • Pages: 52
  • Access: Analyst

The African art market surged back into action during 2021, and has registered the highest auction sales total on record, fuelled by strong interest in a young generation of African artists. This trend is likely to continue this year, with 70% of experts surveyed for ArtTactic’s annual Art Market Outlook Report 2022, expressing a positive view on the African art market in 2022.

About this report

This is our fourth report which presents an in-depth analysis of the bourgeoning modern and contemporary African art market. The report covers auction sales at Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Philips, Bonhams, Piasa, Strauss and ArtHouse Nigeria. Included in this year’s report is an analysis of the market for younger contemporary African artists and Online-Only auction sales. The analysis also provides analytical tools looking at annual trends between 2016 and 2021 as well as a breakdown of the market by artists’ country of origin and art sectors.

Who is it for?

This report is popular among art advisors, auction houses and collectors of emerging art sectors who want to get an overall feel for the current market trends, yet an in-depth view into some of the key current sales dynamics in the modern and contemporary African art auction market.