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App brings Benin artworks into homes

"People will know works of art, their story, and they will want to see them for real." - Beninese artist Romuald Hazoume (above: His 2011 work: Ear Splitting)


ADMIRING paintings or photographs by Africa's greatest contemporary artists is a luxury in Benin, where museums are scarce and most people lack money to travel farther afield.

But a new application developed by a foundation based in Cotonou, the largest city in this West