SCisse 2014 Elite living africaSoly Cissé (né en 1969, Sénégal) sans titre, 2014 (€4,000-€6000)French art and design auction house PIASA will hold its third sale of Contemporary African Art, “Origins and Trajectories” on 17 November in Paris, showcasing artwork from 50 African artists

Christophe Person, a financier turned art specialist is now head of the Contemporary African Art department at PIASA in the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore. Person brings with him a wealth expertise which gives him the ability to match big figures and powerful images.  

“African art is taking a long overdue turn in the spotlight of world interest. There is a growing understanding of the relevance of the continent’s artists whose themes are universal. And there is also a groundswell of interest from collectors and investors who have seen the prices climbing steadily,” stated Person.

The sale which will take place on 17 November includes artists who have an international profile including: Aboduia, Armand Boua, Ghada Amer, Godfried Donkor, Romuald Hazoume, Oumar Ly, Esther Malhangu, Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Goncalo Mabundam Dominique Zinkpe, Chris Offili, Wagechi Mutu, Mahi Binebine, Youssef Nabil and Nnenna Okore

The artists, who work across the continent, including Africa, the United States, France and the United Kingdom, have combined their African identity with their personal experiences and view of the world.

The auction house PIASA has a 1,000 sqm hotel particulier on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore.

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