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Julie Mehretu and El Anatsui’s in the art market’s speculative sphere

Art Market | Both eminent figures of the contemporary art scene in Africa, coming from different generations, Julie Mehretu and El Anatsui have incorporated the art market’s speculative sphere by fetching top prices at auction sales. This trend, observed by the 2015 Africa Art Market Report, reached its tipping point around the year 2010.

Julie Mehretu, Retopistics: A Renegade Excavation (2001), vendue 4.603.750 USD par Christie’s New York en 2013 (estimations: 1.400.000 - 1.800.000 USD) © 2007 Julie Mehretu, courtesy The Project, New York
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Julie Mehretu, Retopistics: A Renegade Excavation (2001), vendue 4.603.750 USD par Christie’s New York en 2013 (estimations: 1.400.000 - 1.800.000 USD)
© 2007 Julie Mehretu, courtesy The Project, New York

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Julie Mehretu, Retopistics: A Renegade Excavation (2001), vendue 4.603.750 USD par Christie’s New York en 2013 (estimations: 1.400.000 - 1.800.000 USD) © 2007 Julie Mehretu, courtesy The Project, New York El Anatsui, Paths to Okro Farm, 2006 © El Anatsui. Courtesy of the artist and Ja

Julie Mehretu, Retopistics: A Renegade Excavation (2001), vendue 4.603.750 USD par Christie’s New York en 2013 (estimations: 1.400.000 - 1.800.000 USD)
© 2007 Julie Mehretu, courtesy The Project, New York

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