African Artists from
1882 to Now (Pre-order)
Phaidon Editors with introduction by Chika Okeke-Agulu and
glossary by Joseph L Underwood
A groundbreaking A-Z
appraisal of the work of over 300 modern and contemporary artists born or based
In recent years Africa’s booming art scene has gained
substantial global attention, with a growing number of international
exhibitions and a stronger-than-ever presence on the art market worldwide.
Here, for the first time, is the most substantial survey to date of modern and
contemporary African-born or Africa-based artists. Working with a panel of
experts, this volume builds on the success of Phaidon’s bestselling Great Women
Artists in re-writing a more inclusive and diverse version of art history.
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 352 pp
Illustrations: 315 illustrations
About the author
Conceived and edited by Phaidon editors.
Chika Okeke-Agulu is Professor of African and African
Diaspora Art at Princeton University. He is the author of several books
including Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in Twentieth-Century
Nigeria (2015), and is a co-editor of Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art.