Following the success of the last auction in December, Sotheby’s Paris is pleased to announce the next dedicated sale of important African and Oceanic artworks from various collections. The sale will take place in Paris on 13th June. Each work, whether unpublished or well known, has been carefully selected to celebrate the infinite richness of styles and the tremendous artistic genius of the anonymous sculptors from these regions who so deeply influenced 20th century artists.
From Papua New Guinea to Polynesia, from Côte d’Ivoire to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the artworks in this group, each chosen for their remarkable artistic qualities, will emphasize the ravishing and creative interpretation of the artist, their impressive sculptural achievements and their eloquent aesthetic sensibility. Each lot will form a dialogue between strength and sensitivity, stylistic archaism and innovation, and individual genius and the influence of traditional canons.