Sotheby’s African and Oceanic sale will take place in Paris on 13th June. From Papua New Guinea to Polynesia, from Côte d’Ivoire to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the artworks in this sale, each chosen for their remarkable artistic qualities, will emphasise 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. Click ahead to view the slideshow. Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie 13 June 2018 | Paris
Art and design have always operated hand in hand. Rooted within design is the idea of functionality, an idea that corresponds with the ritual or ceremonial utility of art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas. When placed together, these two differing disciplines emphasise each other’s aesthetic qualities and create a dialogue. In the recent highlights exhibition in Paris, we saw the power of combining these extraordinary non-Western forms with exquisite design, ancient sculpture and striking contemporary works. The exhibition displayed highlights from the upcoming sales of African and Oceanic Art, including sculpture from the Collection of Howard and Saretta Barnet (New York, 14 May), our annual auction Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (New York, 14 May) and Arts d’Afrique et d’Oceanie in Paris (Paris, 13 June) Also on display were highlights from Art Contemporain (Paris, 6 June) and the upcoming Design sale (Paris, 3 May).
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