Amref ArtBall Benefit Auction | Hosted by Sotheby’s

I’m thrilled to announce my participation in Amref Health Africa’s 2024 ArtBall, featuring a Contemporary African and Black art auction hosted by Sotheby’s. A heartfelt thank you to Natalie Kates for inviting me to be a part of this event for a second year.

This year, Amref will pay tribute to the esteemed Artist Kehinde Wiley with The Rees Visionary Award. Named after Amref’s founder, Dr. Thomas Rees, the Rees Visionary Award recognizes individuals who have significantly impacted the conversation surrounding African and Black art.

Amref’s ArtBall, a hallmark event centered around a premier contemporary African, Pan-African, and Black art auction, aims to support Amref’s vital work. Set to take place in Brooklyn on May 4th, 2024, the online auction is now open and closes on May 6th, 2024, at 12 pm EST. You can access the auction link now at

The lineup of donating artists for 2024 is nothing short of extraordinary! It includes Adama Delphine Fawundu, Lewinale Havette, Megan Gabrielle Harris, Maya Beverly, Nicolas Lambert Coleman, Hank Willis Thomas, Roscoè B. Thické III, Jamel Robinson, Rudy Shepherd, Theda Sandiford, Samuel Nnorom, Turiya Magadlela, Pamela Sneed, Dana Robinson, Dapo Davinci, Cavier Coleman, Ferguson Amo, Troy Jones, Damien Davis, Kevin Claiborne, Katarra Peterson, Kenrick McFarlane, Larissa De Jesus Negron, Haleigh Nickerson, Myles Loftin, Genevieve Gaignard, Adrienne Elise Tarver, Ronald Robinson, Jacob Mason-Macklin, Crystal Yayra Anthony, Layo Bright, Diana Eusebio, Ousmane Ba, Jazmine Hayes, Audrey Lyall, Naïla Opiangah, Devin B. Johnson, Satchel Lee, Anthony Akinbola, Alex Anderson, Auudi Dorsey, and Kalif Tahir Thompson.

Golden Serenity Tresses; African print fabrics, acrylic yarn, upcycled textiles, knotted and wrapped on 6 three ply cotton ropes