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Painting ‘African Night II’ by Ole Schwalbe, Denmark, 1950’s
By Ole Schwalbe
Located in Stockholm, SE
Oil on board. Measures: L: 124 cm/ 4' 7/8" W: 124 cm/ 4' 7/8" D: 3 cm/ 1' 1/8" Ole Schwalbe, born in Copenhagen, 1929, was first exhibited at the Kunsternes Efterårsudstillin...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Wood, Paint

Love secret - William Bakaïmo, 21st Century, Contemporary African Painting
Located in Paris, FR
Acrylic paint on canvas 2019 Signed Unique work The world of William Bakaïmo is a great dreamlike bestiary where humans are not humans, where animals are animals no more. In this s...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, India Ink, Acrylic

Colorful Abstract Contemporary “Blue Dress I” African Dashiki Textile Painting
Located in Houston, TX
Colorful abstract painting titled "Blue Dress I" by contemporary artist Evangeline Gichina that incorporates hues of blue, orange, yellow, and green. The painting is signed and dated...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Saving - William Bakaïmo, 21st Century, Contemporary African Painting
Located in Paris, FR
Acrylic paint, ink and posca on canvas 2019 Signed and dated Unique work The world of William Bakaïmo is a great dreamlike bestiary where humans are not humans, where animals are an...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, India Ink, Acrylic

Run for your life ! - William Bakaïmo, Contemporary African Painting
Located in Paris, FR
Acrylic paint on canvas 2019 Signed and dated lower right Unique work The world of William Bakaïmo is a great dreamlike bestiary where humans are not humans, where animals are anima...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Colorful Abstract Contemporary “Blue Dress III” African Textile Painting
Located in Houston, TX
Colorful abstract painting titled "Blue Dress III" by contemporary artist Evangeline Gichina that incorporates hues of red, green, blue, yellow, and purple. The painting is signed an...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

African Contemporary Art - Predator
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Watercolor

African Contemporary Art - Dame Justice
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Oil Pastel, Magazine Paper

Africa Electric TV - Philippe Jacq, 21st Century, Contemporary painting
By Philippe Jacq
Located in Paris, FR
Acrylic paint on textile and embroidery on canvas Signed by the artist
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Tapestry, Canvas, Acrylic

Lovers' walk - William Bakaïmo, 21st Century, Contemporary African Painting
Located in Paris, FR
Acrylic paint on canvas 2019 Signed lower right Unique work The world of William Bakaïmo is a great dreamlike bestiary where humans are not humans, where animals are animals no more...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, India Ink, Acrylic

'The Golden Princess' Contemporary portrait painting of an African Princess
By Ignacio Trelis
Located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
'The Golden Princess' a highly detailed portrait painting of a tribal African women with jewellery and headdress. Ignacio Trelis is a Spanish contemporary painter and gallery own...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Romantic man - William Bakaïmo, 21st Century, Contemporary African Painting
Located in Paris, FR
Acrylic paint on canvas 2019 Signed Unique work The world of William Bakaïmo is a great dreamlike bestiary where humans are not humans, where animals are animals no more. In this s...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, India Ink, Acrylic

African Contemporary Art - Pacte Mystique
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

African Contemporary Art - Dame Justice V
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Magazine Paper

African Contemporary Art - Dame Justice IV
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Magazine Paper

Les Envahisseurs - African Contemporary Art
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

Love is perfect - William Bakaïmo, 21st Century, Contemporary African Painting
Located in Paris, FR
Acrylic paint on canvas 2019 Signed Unique work The world of William Bakaïmo is a great dreamlike bestiary where humans are not humans, where animals are animals no more. In this s...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, India Ink

African Contemporary Art - Scène de Sacrifice XI
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

African Contemporary Art - Scène de Sacrifice IX
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Archival Paper, Magazine Paper, Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor

African Contemporary Art - Scène de Sacrifice VIII
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

African Contemporary Art - Scène de Sacrifice VII
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

African Contemporary Art - Scène de Sacrifice VI
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

African Contemporary Art - Scène de Sacrifice IV
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

Scène de Sacrifice - African Contemporary Art
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

African Contemporary Art - Scène de Sacrifice X
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

African Contemporary Art - Dame Justice III
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Magazine Paper

Pacte Mystique II - African Contemporary Art
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

African Contemporary Art - Dame Justice II
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Magazine Paper

African Contemporary Art - Scène de Sacrifice V
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper, Canvas

The African and the Camera, contemporary figurative oil painting of camera
Located in New York, NY
Figurative oil painting of a camera and an African man with a bow, Neutral colors in the background, this is a dyptich that is connected together. total dimensions are 15.5 x 31 inch...
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2010s Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil

"La chaussure, cadeau du Président" - African Contemporary Art
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

African Woman, Painting, Oil on Canvas
Located in Yardley, PA
NY fashion week "Black lives matter" gets resources ,support and elevated! :: Painting :: Contemporary :: This piece comes with an official certificate of authenticity signed by the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Paintings

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Oil

Le trophée de Barack - African Contemporary Art
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Magazine Paper, Canvas, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper

Scène de Sacrifice III - African Contemporary Art
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

Scène de Sacrifice II - African Contemporary Art
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Watercolor, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper, Oil Pastel, Canvas, Acrylic

African Contemporary Art - Scène de Sacrifice XII
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

Les Rats de Nicolas - African Contemporary Art
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

African Contemporary Art by Djiguemdé Roger - Hippopotame au Marigot
Located in Paris, IDF
Roger Hamado Djiguemdé is a Burkinabe painter born in 1966 who lives & works in Paris, France. He exhibited in many places in Ivory Cost, USA, Belgium & France.
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Africa Baby, Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
By Amy Bernays
Located in Yardley, PA
It is about the beach, the cool of shade, the rough of sand, the innocence of infancy I like it because it will go in Dillard's Pool House. it replaces Babylon Beach Baby. it comes ...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

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Acrylic

African Contemporary Art by Djiguemdé Roger - Renaissance Arche de Noé
Located in Paris, IDF
Roger Hamado Djiguemdé is a Burkinabe painter born in 1966 who lives & works in Paris, France. He exhibited in many places in Ivory Cost, USA, Belgium & France.
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

African Contemporary Art by Djiguemdé Roger - L'Arche de Noé
Located in Paris, IDF
Roger Hamado Djiguemdé is a Burkinabe painter born in 1966 who lives & works in Paris, France. He exhibited in many places in Ivory Cost, USA, Belgium & France.
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Large Abstract Painting "Embracing the Rhythm of Africa 6"
By Tay Dall
Located in Cape Town, ZA
A unique and vivid oil painting on canvas. Framing on request.
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Figurative African Tribal Painting of a warrior man with headdress 'Shaman'
By Ignacio Trelis
Located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
The powerful figure has a dreamlike quality, giving the viewer his sense of authority and stance. Beautiful delict brushstrokes create a fluid ‘curtain’ that outlines the stunning S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

"Quarantine" Self-Portrait, African American, Structural Painting, Rich Colors
By Henry Heading
Located in Detroit, MI
The simple title "Quarantine" belies the complex nature of this work. It is a self-portrait of the artist, Henry Heading, immersed in the tools of his trade, a French painter's beret...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Wood, Masonite, Acrylic

'Tribal Woman' African portrait painting of a woman figure dressed with jewels
By Ignacio Trelis
Located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
'Tribal Woman' a highly detailed portrait painting of a tribal African black woman with jewellery and headdress. Ignacio Trelis is a Spanish contemporary painter and gallery owner....
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Panel

African Contemporary Art by Djiguemdé Roger - La Tour de Babel
Located in Paris, IDF
Roger Hamado Djiguemdé is a Burkinabe painter born in 1966 who lives & works in Paris, France. He exhibited in many places in Ivory Cost, USA, Belgium & France.
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

'Untitled Pieta', Reverse Glass Painting, 2014, South African artist
Located in Darlinghurst, NSW
Conrad Botes was born in 1969 in Ladismith, Western Cape, and is now currently living in Cape Town. His biting satire, frequently directed at South African society, politics and rel...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic

Pink Africa
By Manuel Santelices
Located in Miami Beach, FL
"Pink Africa" Manuel Santelices Unique piece 12 in. H x 9 in. W Unframed The worlds of fashion, society and pop culture are explored through the illustrations of Manuel Santelices,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Wood Panel, Acrylic

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Making a Mojo Large Abstract Oil Painting African American Woman Artist
By Deborah Dancy
Located in Surfside, FL
Deborah Dancy, also known as Deborah Muirhead (born 1949), is a Black American woman painter of large-scale abstractions in oil; she is also a printmaker and mixed media artist. Her ...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Mythic Waters, oil painting of mysterious figure, water, African masks
By Audrey Anastasi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
In this series, Audrey Anastasi has shifted her focus away from naturalistic domestic settings to a dark, enigmatic, and some might say, unsettling, place. These figures could be he...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

'Hostile Territory' by South African artist Conrad Botes, reverse glass painting
Located in Darlinghurst, NSW
Conrad Botes was born in 1969 in Ladismith, Western Cape, and is now currently living in Cape Town. His biting satire, frequently directed at South African society, politics and rel...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Acrylic

Chasing butterflies Philippe Jacq 21st Century painting African art comics blue
By Philippe Jacq
Located in Paris, FR
Acrylic paint on paper Signed lower right
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

'Shaman' Tribal Portrait painting of an African Man in Tribal dress & Jewellery
By Ignacio Trelis
Located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
'Shaman' a highly detailed portrait painting of a tribal African black man with jewellery and headdress. Ignacio Trelis is a Spanish contemporary painter and gallery owner. Origi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Better life ( African woman)
Located in Ibadan, Oyo
Better life is a work that shows a beautiful black woman holding a board that has an inscription of "BETTER LIFE". this preaches the ability and potential that measures the outcome o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Fabric, Oil, Acrylic

Portrait of a young African American woman
By Chuck Tingley
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original oil on canvas by Chuck Tingley. Chuck Tingley is one of four artists responsible for the monumental public art mural commissioned by the Albright Knox Art Gallery, entit...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Gabriel", African-American Portrait, Figurative, Reds
By Ijania Cortez
Located in Detroit, MI
"Gabriel" is a painting showing Ijana's masterful use of color. In the foreground an African-American man is painted in profile in a warm red glow while the same figure is depicted b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Fancy" Female Portrait, Colors, African-American
By John Osler
Located in Detroit, MI
"Fancy" is a lighted-heart title for this quiet dignified portrait and therefore suggests a mood rather than an individual. The rich colors John uses dance across the canvas. The ton...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Africa. Oil on canvas, 80X60 cm
By Vadim Kovalev
Located in Riga, LV
Africa. Oil on canvas, 80X60 cm The artist Vadim Kovalev was born in 1968 in the capital of Latvia, Riga, where he is also presently living and creating his works. When Vadim was f...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

"Queen" African American Female Portrait, Rich Browns & Lavenders, Sculptural
By Henry Heading
Located in Detroit, MI
“Queen” is a stunning iconic portrait of a young woman coming into the full flower of her beauty and developing power. She is set in a sculptural scene of softly rounded forms surro...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Gold Leaf

"Preservation", African-American Portrait, Figurative, Reds and Blues
By Ijania Cortez
Located in Detroit, MI
"Preservation" is a painting showing Ijana's masterful use of color. The same African-American man is depicted in cool blue and a vibrant but soft red duality, frontal and near prof...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Acrylic, Canvas

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African Contemporary Paintings For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are several options of african contemporary paintings available for sale. Finding the ideal Contemporary, Abstract or Photorealist examples of these works for your living room, whether you’re looking for small- or large-size pieces, is no easy task — start by shopping our selection today. These items have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re looking to add african contemporary paintings that pop against an otherwise neutral space in your home, the works available on 1stDibs include that feature elements of gray, black, brown, blue and more. There have been many well-done artworks of this subject over the years, but those made by Mwamba Chikwemba, Nelson Mandela, Henry Heading, Ijania Cortez and Alexis Kandra are often thought to be among the most beautiful. Each of these unique pieces was handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in paint, acrylic paint and synthetic resin paint.

How Much are African Contemporary Paintings?

African contemporary paintings can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $5,867, while the lowest priced sells for $374 and the highest can go for as much as $45,000.

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