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About us

Our online service offers exclusive information and resources on African art from all periods, as well as insights into the global market. We have unparalleled expertise in African works of art and objects, and we are committed to supporting the growth of African art and its ecosystem.

As pioneers and leaders in the African art market, we can provide answers to all your questions:

  • How do you value African art ?

    An independent expert will meticulously examine your object using the provided images and their vast knowledge and experience to certify its true worth and estimate its fair value.

    Our experts will provide you with a certified document that includes the following information about your artwork :

    • its insurance value  in the currency of your choice
    • its auction in the currency of your choice
    • a description of the object
    • the expert’s comments
    • the certificate's unique reference number

    At AfricartMarket, we are leaders and experts in the African art market.

    Our art evaluation process is anonymous and confidential, guaranteeing you a minimum 25% increase in the value of your object. Our independent experts are not allowed to buy your objects or know your identity when they make their appraisal.

  • Where can I get an African artwork appraised ?

    Our experts can help. They are knowledgeable about all artworks, from antiquity to the contemporary period, and specialize in African and diasporic art and objects.

  • How big is the African art market ?

    The market has been growing in recent years.

    It encompasses all art forms and objects from antiquity to the present day, including ancient, modern, and contemporary pieces.

    The primary and secondary markets combined represent between 150 and 250 million dollars per year, according to the Global Africa Art Market Report.

    As leading information providers on the African art market, we regularly publish articles and studies.

    If you need to contact our specialized department, please do so.

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  • Where can I sell African artifacts ?

    African art can be sold through various online platforms and physical locations that support African creativity.

    We can connect you with a buyer or reliable sales channel at no cost.

    To achieve this, we recommend getting your object evaluated.

  • What is contemporary African art ?

    Contemporary African art is creative work from the recent past and present day. Its sources are rooted in precolonial, colonial, and postcolonial history. It is important to take into account the precursors of the 1930s, as they introduced openness towards traditional 'tribal' arts. The term 'contemporary art' emerged in the 1960s and encompasses the diversity of the continent's artistic output.

    Contemporary African artists use various media, including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, and video. They may be self-taught, trained in collective workshops, or academically trained at an art school or a national or international university. They address social and political issues and are committed to community values. Their work is characterized by freedom of expression, means of production, and hybridization.