According to The Hiscox Online Art Trade Report 2017, global online art market sales reached $3.75 billion in 2016—8.4% share of the overall art market and a 15% increase from 2015. It’s reasonable to say that art buyers are getting comfortable with buying art online.
The African art market is not left out of this trend, and in recent times a number of online African art galleries have emerged to cover the African art market. Here are seven of the best online art galleries you should check out if you’re looking to buy African artworks online.
Artyrama is an online art gallery that features contemporary art: paintings, photographs, sculptures and mixed media works. Artyrama is known for giving talented young artists a platform to showcase their works. It also hosts curated online art exhibitions and auctions.
This online African art gallery store focuses on original, one of a kind, contemporary African paintings and their prints. Many of their paintings come from Kenya and Ghana, but they also have African artworks from Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Congo and South Africa.
This online store offers loads of interesting affordable miniature artworks from African artists you know—Bruce Onobrakpeya, Maxwell Boadi, Yomi Momoh, Nyornuwofia Agorsor, Sam Ovraiti and others. Along with the art, you get a brief bio of featured artists. And when you see something you like, the process is not more involved than adding to cart and typing in your shipping address.
This online shop is an arm of the Banana Hill Art Gallery owned by two artists in Nairobi, Kenya. It provides paintings and sculptures, from mostly East African artists, at affordable prices.
This is one of the fastest growing online galleries in Africa. Art635 provides a platform for budding indigenous artists in Nigeria and across Africa to showcase and sell their artworks. It is the best place to discover new talents.
Buford’s Gallery is an online African Tribal Arts Gallery, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Their shop features African textiles, ethnographic art, contemporary art, wild life prints and old Africa photographs.
This is an online platform that represents a collection of established South African artists and art galleries. With over 5000 original artworks by over 200 South African artists, it offers one of the largest selections of fine art for sale on its online gallery.