African & Oceanic Art

Paris Sales
22 June 2016

From 18 to 21 June, Sotheby’s Paris will exhibit two magnificent sales of African and Oceanic Art. The first is a selection of works from the famed African Art collection of Drs. Daniel and Marian Malcolm, known as one of the finest and most well-respected private collections in the field.
Also on view during this time will be our various owner sale, led by a re-discovered masterpiece of African art, the ‘Warega Mask’ from the Adolphe and Suzanne Stoclet Collection; and by an outstanding Polynesian treasure, the chief stool collected on the Rurutu Island by George Bennet in 1822.

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Since Sotheby’s pioneered sales in this category more than 40 years ago with The Helena Rubinstein Collection in 1966, our goal, season after season, has been to offer carefully curated sales of highly desirable property and deliver exceptional returns to our consignors.

We offer African and Oceanic Art made in or prior to the early 20th century for use in rituals or ceremonials within the traditional cultures of sub-Saharan Africa, Australia, Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia and Indonesia. This includes masks, figurative sculpture, amulets, jewellery, furniture and weaponry. Sotheby’s is the only international auction house with regular auctions in New York and Paris in these highly specialised collecting areas.

The commitment and focus of our international team of seven specialists attracts a global audience of bidders and has led to unmatched results for the sale of extraordinary objects and revered collections.

Sales of African and Oceanic Art are typically held in New York in May, and in Paris in June and December. The New York sales are scheduled to coincide with Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art and Contemporary Art sales and feature works that appeal to a more Modernist sensibility. Our Paris sales focus on more traditional offerings. Single-owner sales are conducted in both locations as opportunities arise.

CONSIGNMENTS

If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering a work in one of Sotheby's African & Oceanic Art sale, please click here.
NEW YORK:
+1 212 894 1312
PARIS:
+33 1 53 05 53 39

Since Sotheby’s pioneered sales in this category more than 40 years ago with The Helena Rubinstein Collection in 1966, our goal, season after season, has been to offer carefully curated sales of highly desirable property and deliver exceptional returns to our consignors.

We offer African and Oceanic Art made in or prior to the early 20th century for use in rituals or ceremonials within the traditional cultures of sub-Saharan Africa, Australia, Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia and Indonesia. This includes masks, figurative sculpture, amulets, jewellery, furniture and weaponry. Sotheby’s is the only international auction house with regular auctions in New York and Paris in these highly specialised collecting areas.

The commitment and focus of our international team of seven specialists attracts a global audience of bidders and has led to unmatched results for the sale of extraordinary objects and revered collections.

Sales of African and Oceanic Art are typically held in New York in May, and in Paris in June and December. The New York sales are scheduled to coincide with Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art and Contemporary Art sales and feature works that appeal to a more Modernist sensibility. Our Paris sales focus on more traditional offerings. Single-owner sales are conducted in both locations as opportunities arise.

CONSIGNMENTS

If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering a work in one of Sotheby's African & Oceanic Art sale, please click here.
NEW YORK:
+1 212 894 1312
PARIS:
+33 1 53 05 53 39

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Senior Director, International Chairman, African & Oceanic Art
+44 (0)20 7293 5116
Assistant Vice President, Sales Director, African and Oceanic Art
+1 212 894 1312
Senior Director, Head of Department, African & Oceanic Art
+33 1 53 05 53 35
Director, Specialist, African & Oceanic Art
+33 1 53 05 52 67

Since Sotheby’s pioneered sales in this category more than 40 years ago with The Helena Rubinstein Collection in 1966, our goal, season after season, has been to offer carefully curated sales of highly desirable property and deliver exceptional returns to our consignors.

We offer African and Oceanic Art made in or prior to the early 20th century for use in rituals or ceremonials within the traditional cultures of sub-Saharan Africa, Australia, Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia and Indonesia. This includes masks, figurative sculpture, amulets, jewellery, furniture and weaponry. Sotheby’s is the only international auction house with regular auctions in New York and Paris in these highly specialised collecting areas.

The commitment and focus of our international team of seven specialists attracts a global audience of bidders and has led to unmatched results for the sale of extraordinary objects and revered collections.

Sales of African and Oceanic Art are typically held in New York in May, and in Paris in June and December. The New York sales are scheduled to coincide with Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art and Contemporary Art sales and feature works that appeal to a more Modernist sensibility. Our Paris sales focus on more traditional offerings. Single-owner sales are conducted in both locations as opportunities arise.

CONSIGNMENTS

If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering a work in one of Sotheby's African & Oceanic Art sale, please click here.
NEW YORK:
+1 212 894 1312
PARIS:
+33 1 53 05 53 39