Saturday, November 14, 2020

Sindika Dokolo, Crusader for Return of African Art, Dies at 48

By Richard Sandomir
Sindika Dokolo in 2015. He established a foundation to scour the world for stolen or missing African art. Patricia de Melo Moreira for The New York Times
Sindika Dokolo, a wealthy Congolese art collector who crusaded for the return of African art removed during the colonial era by Western museums, art dealers and auction houses, but who became embroiled this year in investigations into how his Angolan wife had acquired her riches, died on Oct. 29 in Dubai. He was 48. Mr. Dokolo, who amassed a 5,000-piece collection of contemporary African art.... Mr. Dokolo’s vast African collection includes works by the British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare and the South Africans Zanele Muholi and William Kentridge. [More