Untitleb by Francois Thango

Is There Really A Boom in Contemporary African Art?

At Bonhams in London last week, an important rediscovered portrait of an African princess by the Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu (1921-1994) grabbed the headlines, selling for a record £1.2 million. The 1974 painting, which has an almost mythical status in Nigeria where it is thought of as the Africa…