My Highlights from 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2014

Giles Peppiatt
Oct 9, 2014 2:08AM

I was most impressed with the preview of works on offer and selected those that I would most wish to be included in our forthcoming auctions.  These are works and artists that I believe are worth buying.

My Selection: 

Romuald Hazoumè, Chantou, 2013, at Magnin A 

Hazoumè’s masks are masterpieces. He is the original!

Chéri Samba, L’employeur et l’employé, 2013, at Magnin A

You should never ignore work by Chéri Samba. He is one of the few artists with a longstanding record in a very new market.

Owusu-Ankomah, MOVING FOOTBALL, 2014, at ARTCO Gallery 

Owusu’s symbols and muscular figures make his work unique. He is also a charming man and has the firmest handshake of any artist I know! 

Sokari Douglas Camp, MAD COW BUS STOP GELEDE, 1995, at ARTCO Gallery 

Sokari is enormously talented—a genius at metalwork. Go to her studio visit through the 1:54 fair website.

Peju Alatise, The Rapture of Olurombi’s Daughter, 2013, Art Twenty One 

I love Peju’s work. We sold one this year for a record auction price.

Edson ChagasFound not Taken, Luanda, 2009, at A Palazzo Gallery 

Edson was the worthy winner of the Palm d’Or in Venice last year.

Explore 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2014 on Artsy. 

Giles Peppiatt