Phaidon's 'African Artists: From 1882 to Now'

Phaidon has published a new book called ‘African Artists: From 1882 to Now‘, covering 140 years of African art through the work of 316 artists from 51 countries. The book aims to showcase art from the whole continent rather than specific countries or regions. That means you get to see North African art alongside West African, East African, and Sub-Saharan art (without the stereotypical homogeny).

Chika Okeke-Agulu wrote the introduction, discussing issues such as the representation of African artists and Africa in the global art world. You can grab a copy from Bookshop (affiliate link) or any good bookshop, online or offline.

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