Our 16 May auction achieved an impressive 6,011,690 USD and set multiple auction records including the sale of a Ngbandi Male Ancestor Figure from the Ubangi River Region which set an auction record and sold for more than double the high estimate for $755,000.
Sotheby’s will offer our annual New York various owners auction of African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian Art on May 16. The sale will be led by a selection of important works from the private collection of the legendary modern art dealer Jan Krugier, celebrating the influence of African and Oceanic sculpture on modern European artists, and including three famous sculptures formerly in the private collection of Pablo Picasso. Further highlights will include an important Chokwe bird mask formerly in the collection of Carlo Monzino and selections of Oceanic and Pre-Columbian art.
Selected highlights from the forthcoming sales of African & Ocenic Art in New York and Paris will be on view at Galerie Charpentier from 9 to 12 and 14 to 17 April. Opening on 8 April at 6:30 PM.