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African Artists: From 1882 to Now


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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.

Author: Phaidon editors, Chika Okeke-Agulu, Joseph L. Underwood
Hardcover: 352 pages
Dimensions: 10.25 x 1.38 x 11.85 inches


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