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Africa is the new China for contemporary art

A poster featuring part of a piece by late South African painter Irma Stern during an exhibition of African art by Bonhams in Lagos on April 22, 2015.


GILES Peppiatt, from Bonhams in London, had good reason to make the trip to Nigeria's financial capital, Lagos, for the auction house's next sale of African art - a glut of potential buyers.

On a recent visit, he described Africa as "one of our hottest properties on the art