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This Painter Just Went From ‘Up and Coming’ to Investment-Worthy

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s art has been a hit for more than a decade. Now her pieces are offering profitable returns for early buyers.
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Photographer: EPW STUDIO

The more people willing to buy a work, the more convincing the argument that the work is here to stay. When that artist’s pieces begin to find a new life in the secondary market, the more you can be sure that his or her work is a good investment.

After taking stock of last month’s contemporary auctions, anyone could look to the market of London-born Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and reasonably conclude that her work has crossed over, in market terms, from “up and coming” to something more significant.