[...] Against the backdrop of impending recession, the event is on a mission to become the preeminent contemporary art fair on the continent.
Against this backdrop—and a vibrant street scene of music, dance, and continuous hospitality—Art X Lagos opened its fourth edition in a bid to make its name as Africa’s leading art fair. The event, which ran from November 1 to 3, hosted 22 galleries from across the continent and Europe, up from 18 last year.
Addis Ababa-based Addis Fine Art sold all eight works on canvas by 28-year-old Ethiopian painter Tizita Berhanu priced between $4,500 and $5,500 to mostly local collectors. [...]