Auction houses, wealthy Kenyans boost East African art scene


With growing interest from international auction houses and a flourishing gallery scene at home, East African art is catching on with global collectors and a new generation of local buyers.

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People are seen at a stall at the Kenya Art Fair 2015 exhibition at the Sarit Centre in Kenya's capital Nairobi November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Noor Khamis
People are seen at a stall at the Kenya Art Fair 2015 exhibition at the Sarit Centre in Kenya’s capital Nairobi November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

 

An art admirer looks at one of the paintings at the Kenya Art Fair 2015 exhibition at the Sarit Centre in Kenya's capital Nairobi November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Noor Khamis
An art admirer looks at one of the paintings at the Kenya Art Fair 2015 exhibition at the Sarit Centre in Kenya’s capital Nairobi November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

 

Kenyan artist Michael Soi (R) stands next to his paintings at the Kenya Art Fair 2015 exhibition at the Sarit Centre in Kenya's capital Nairobi November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Noor Khamis
Kenyan artist Michael Soi (R) stands next to his paintings at the Kenya Art Fair 2015 exhibition at the Sarit Centre in Kenya’s capital Nairobi November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

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