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South Africa: Meet Nelson Makamo, whose remarkably striking artwork featured on Time Mag Cover
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Arts, Culture and Sport South Africa: Meet Nelson Makamo, whose remarkably striking artwork featured on Time Mag Cover

African artists are making their mark on the global stage with their creative expressions. Meet South African painter Nelson Makamo, from Limpopo whose remarkably striking work has been featured on Time Magazine cover. Makamo has exhibited on the international platform, and his work explores childhood innocence.

France to return 26 pieces of art to Benin as report recommends restitution of African artwork
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Politics and Society France to return 26 pieces of art to Benin as report recommends restitution of African artwork

French President Emmanuel Macron says France will return 26 pieces of art to Benin, after receiving a report calling for African artefacts housed in French museums to be returned. The report recommends restitution of objects taken from Africa during “scientific expeditions” and “objects seized within the military contexts”. There are at least 90,000 objects originating from sub-Saharan Africa currently in French Public Collections.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby – a case study in the vulnerability of trending young artists
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Lifestyle Njideka Akunyili Crosby – a case study in the vulnerability of trending young artists

Nigerian visual artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s botanical painting “Bush Babies” recently sold for a staggering US$3,4 million. Her artwork has consistently been selling for grossly inflated prices. This, according to the artist, does not bode well for longevity and leaves artists vulnerable to manufactured trends.