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African Artists : From 1882 to Now

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'A comprehensive guide to the continent’s brightest stars' -  ARTnews

A groundbreaking A-Z survey of the work of over 300 modern and contemporary artists born or based in Africa

Modern and Contemporary African art is at the forefront of the current curatorial and collector movement in today's art scene. This groundbreaking new book, created in collaboration with a prestigious global advisory board, represents the most substantial appraisal of contemporary artists born or based in Africa available.

Features the work of more than 300 artists, including El Anatsui, Marlene Dumas, David Goldblatt, Lubaina Himid, William Kentridge, Julie Mehretu, Wangechi Mutu, and Robin Rhode, as well as lesser-known names from across Africa, with stunning and surprising examples of their art paired with insightful texts that demonstrate their contribution to the painting, sculpture, installation, photography, moving image, and performance art.

  • Authors: Joseph L Underwood and Chika Okeke-Agulu
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Date published: October 2021
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781838662431
  • Product Dimensions: 29.9 x 25.9 cm

'A comprehensive guide to the continent’s brightest stars' -  ARTnews

'The small number of widely known modern and contemporary artists from (or working in) Africa gets a big, much-needed expansion in this broad survey, which includes more than 300 painters, sculptors, photographers and other artists from the past 140 years, a selection advised by an international panel of 30 experts'. - LA Times

'The volume comes at a time when modern and contemporary African art is at the forefront of curatorial and collector efforts' - SixtySix Mag

'This volume makes a strong argument for the diverse mediums and messages coming out of the African continent' - Elle Decor

'This richly illustrated volume serves as a completist guide to modern and contemporary art from Africa, spanning the latter part of the 19th century to the present and featuring 300 artists based or born there. Each profile features a luxuriously reproduced image of a representative piece accompanied by an explanatory text placing it within larger historical and geographical contexts. The examples are drawn from all mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installations, film and video, performance, and textiles. Whether you’re a constant gallery-goer or an occasional one, this hefty, informative tome is a perfect addition to your library or coffee table' - Artnews

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