Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Charcoal black, brick red make new 'Staedtler Concrete' art tool

New Staedtler Concrete.
Art tools for 2020 comes with a new brand named 'Concrete' from Staedtler's ballpoint. Described as a tool with special materials, it comes in charcoal black and brick red.

Sunday, 24 May 2020

For Int'l Sculpture Day 2020, Lagos, Zaria artists celebrate virtually

A sculpture tittled Eclipse (wood,121.5cm x 152cm, 2020), by Iyke Okenyi.

Over 25 sculptors in Nigeria beat the lockdown in Lagos and Kaduna States to celebrate International Sculpture Day 2020. Held across the world on every last Saturday of April, the International Sculpture Day was first celebrated in 2015.


Friday, 22 May 2020

Shonibare, others raise art fund with face masks

A face mask designed by Linder Sterling. Pic: n/a

Nigerian-British artist, Yinka Shonibare joins three others of Contemporary Art Society (CAS), in the UK to produce limited edition charity face masks.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Auctioneers test art market waters June, July

Pablo Picasso’s “Les Femmes d’Alger (Version ‘F’)” (1955), is among the paintings heading for auction that is estimated to bring in more than $20 million.Credit...Christie's Images Ltd. 2020

The months of June and July are  crucial for the global art market in testing its strength to bounce back, even during the covid-19 pandemic. Three leading auction houses, Sotheby's, Christie's and Philips are set for their first live sales, which were postponed in March.

FG inaugurates creative industry committee, says 'no time for division'


The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, while inaugurating the Post-Covid-19 Initiatives Committee for the Creative Industry virtually from his office in Abuja on Tuesday. Pic: FMIC.

After the storm settled over the initial list of creative industry members for post-covid-19, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, yesterday, finally inaugurated the committee.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

African art fairs directors, founders converge for future

Touria El Glaoui. Pic: Internet c/o Apollo magazine.

A forum for post covid-19 contemporary art in Africa holds tomorrow, Wednesday as the first of weekly series of online panel discussions. Specifically, the forum focuses on the future of contemporary African art fairs in a post Covid-19 art world.

Sunday, 17 May 2020

From textile art of Udondian, Àdápé wins Guggenheim award

Victoria Udondian.

When Victoria Udondian expanded her career to the critical art sphere, over ten years ago, it was like a dive into the waters of uncertainty.

Friday, 15 May 2020

Culture professionals send minister packing over poor performance

Ulrike Lunacek

Artists, musicians, actors and others in Austria have forced the government to give priority to the creative industry.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

For future, museums set to collect covid-19 objects, others


As the world races towards securing vaccine for the vicious coronavirus disease, some museums are also looking ahead.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture at Smithsonian, Washington D.C, is launching collection project for covid-19.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020


Bacon's triptych goes for over $60m at Sotheby's

A triptych by Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon’s large-format Triptych Inspired by the Oresteia of Aeschylus (1981) goes to Sotheby’s Contemporary, Impressionist and Modern Art auctions.

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Amodu makes debut solo art auction on Inspire platform

'Lagos Island To Mainland: Three Gate  Ways' (60 x 48.5 in, acrylic on canvas, 2019), by Rasheed Amodu.

A solo art auction of artist Rasheed Amodu, featuring old and new works opened online last Friday and ending May 17, 2020.

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Allen not co-founder of Afrobeat, says Yeni Kuti

Yeni Kuti. Pic: Internet source.

It took the death of Tony Allen for a sudden change of narrative in the trajectory of Afrobeat to surface. After the death of Allen, quite a number of media outlets within and outside Africa described him as "co-founder of Afrobeat," with Fela Anikulapo Kuti.