Launching September 2022 – The African Art Business News Digest

Strauss & Co, Africa’s Leading Art Auction House announces joint initiative with the Art Business Conference


Cape Town/London – A new fortnightly African Art Business News Digest launches this week. Each edition will share selected top, recent stories as they relate to the market for African art and art sold in Africa. Produced in a joint initiative between Strauss & Co, Africa’s Leading Art auction house, and the Art Business Conference for your complementary subscription please register here.

“As both the art market on the African Continent broadens and international collecting interest in African art and artists continues to increase, the digest will provide a regular, aggregated selection of articles and content from both regional and global sources”, said Bina Genovese, a Managing Executive, Strauss & Co.

“Prioritizing news from the modern and contemporary art categories the digest will share selected stories as they relate to African art or art sold in Africa,” said Louise Hamlin, Art Business Conference Founder. “Building on the success of our Digital Art Digest, in this fast-moving environment, we are excited to offer this regular content to audiences.”

Launching as the art market starts the second half of the year, and just ahead of the keynote Royal Academy London exhibition dedicated to leading South African artist, William Kentridge, the African Art Business Newsletter will also share information about exhibitions and museum happenings, as well as wider topical issues such as art technology, NFTs and cultural property.

The African Art Business Newsletter will be produced by the team at the Art Business Conference founded by Louise Hamlin, formerly of the Art Newspaper and will be collated by respected journalist, Riah Pryor.

For more information please contact:  Louise Hamlin (+ 44 7949 762950) | Bina Genovese (+2783 680 9944) | Marina Smithers (+27 82 556 2084)


Strauss & Co is Africa’s leading art auction house.  With monthly online sales and marquee live virtual auctions in Cape Town and Johannesburg, Strauss & Co offers African and international art, design, wine, and jewellery at all price levels. Market leaders in modern and contemporary art at auction in Africa, Strauss & Co champions artists, designers and wine producers from the African region and is actively engaged in education and community engagement programs.  For more news, stories, and art sales, please visit.

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