Owing to the instructions issued by the British Government on Monday 23 March, Sotheby's sale of Modern & Contemporary African art will now take the form of an online sale, running from 27 to 31 March.
Details of how to bid online are available here, but should you require further assistance, please do contact Fleur Manning (Fleur.Manning@sothebys.com). Similarly, Hannah O’Leary, head of department, remains at your disposal should you wish to discuss any of the material to be offered. Hannah can be contacted at Hannah.Oleary@sothebys.com. With many thanks for your understanding.
As market leaders in the field, Sotheby’s sales of Modern and Contemporary African Art champion the work of artists from across the African continent, and our upcoming auction includes a specially curated collection of paintings, photographs, drawings and sculpture from the 20th and 21st centuries.
This March, Sotheby’s is delighted to present a group of masterworks from the most sought after artists in this category. Highlights include two portraits by Nigerian Modernist Ben Enwonwu depicting two of Nigeria’s most respected female figures, Chief Afi Ekong and Princess Judith Safinat Atta (OFR). Also on offer is a selection of works by Irma Stern, a leading South African artist and one of the most valued female artists of all time, as well as a unique life sized mannequin by Yinka Shonibare CBE, whose piece Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle adorned Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth from 2010-2012. DAB (Development Australian Bank) by Bodys Isek Kingelez is an excellent example of this Congolese artist’s signature maquettes and was included in the first ever MoMA exhibition of work by a black African artist. Other important works include those by artists Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga, Abdoulaye Konate, William Kentridge, El Anatsui, Uzo Egonu, Hassan El Glaoui, and Samuel Fosso, among many others.
Director Head of Modern & Contemporary African Art
+44 207 293 5696
Adriana La Lime
Junior Specialist Modern & Contemporary African Art
+44 207 293 5463
Department Assistant Modern & Contemporary African Art
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