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Barnebys notes tenfold growth in value of African contemporary art

Things are suddenly moving fast in Africa?s art market. After a decade in which Bonhams had Africa to itself ? the only international fine art auction house holding sales of African Art in London and New York ? there are now suddenly three other international auction houses in the field besides Bonhams. Pontus Silfverstolpe, co-founder of Barnebys, the world?s leading art and auction search engine, says: ?Now the world?s leading auction houses have taken notice of all this new interest in African art and have taken the plunge.
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