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The Rise and Rise Of Contemporary African Art

Article via The Art Newspaper On the eve of the 1-54 fair for contemporary African art, we talk to an artist, a curator, an art fair founder, a gallerist and an auctioneer about the long overdue recognition of the diverse art of a continent. Produced in...

South African artist celebrates women [The Morning Call]

Article by Jerry Bambi, via Africa News Art project in South Africa showcases what has been described as a series of bold and expressive paintings to the glory of female beauty. We take you to meet with the painter Nelson Makamo, a young 36-year-old South African. [embedyt]...

Jamaican escapism for Ralph Lauren at New York Fashion Week

Photo: EPA-EFE/Ralph Lauren Article by Agence France-Presse, via South China Morning Post American fashion’s elder statesman Ralph Lauren headlined New York Fashion Week on Monday with a dose of escapism inspired by Jamaica for his 2018 spring collection, as his brand struggles to reverse falling revenue. If the...

Jamaica Puts a Different Face on the Runways

Photo: Marina Burnel for The New York Times Article by Guy Trebay, via The New York Times PORT ANTONIO, Jamaica — His machete blade a blur, Tevin Steele whacks the top off a fresh green coconut. Deftly knifing a window through the tender pith, he inserts a...

Modern African Art Is Being Gentrified

Photo by Turgo Bastien through Wikimedia Commons Article by Chika Okeke-Agulu, via The New York Times Sotheby’s held its first auction of modern and contemporary African art on Tuesday, where 83 pieces by artists from Cameroon to South Africa sold for a total of nearly $4 million....

Eye-Catching Artworks That Depict Jamaican Life

Photo: Dancers | Courtesy of Creative Framing & Art Gallery Article by Danielle Black, via Culture Trip Jamaica, commonly known as the ‘Sprint Factory of the World,’ not only boasts a talented pool of athletes but also a burgeoning art community. Kingston’s Creative Framing & Art Gallery...