Sotheby’s annual various owners sale of African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian Art in New York is led by a magnificent Kota reliquary figure formerly in the collections of Morris J. Pinto and the artist Armand Arman (estimate $1-1.5 million). In addition, this sale features works from several distinguished collections including The Martin and Roberta Lerner Collection of African Miniature Sculpture, the Zafrira and Itzhak Shoher Collection, and the Susan and Jerry Vogel Collection of African Art. The selection of Pre-Columbian art will feature Peruvian gold, Mezcala stone figures, masks, and Maya and West Mexican ceramic figures from collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, William and Betty Hays and the Estate of Jan Mitchell.
Please note that the correct provenance for this lot is: Robert Duperrier, Paris, 1960s John J. Klejman, New York John Friede, New York, acquired from the above Stuart Hollander, Saint Louis, acquired from the above Merton D. Simpson, New York, acquired from the above American Private Collection, acquired from the above on March 12, 2002
Please note the additional provenance for this work: Collected in situ by Dr. George Harley (1894-1966) between 1926 - 1960 Paul Rabut, Westport, acquired from the above ca. 1963-1965
This lot was acquired by Erik Robertson from a Private Collection in the United Kingdom and not from Merton D. Simpson.
Please note the following provenance for this lot: Martin Coppens (1908-1986), Eindhoven Justin Barthels, Maastricht, acquired from the above Louis Nierijnck, Maastricht, acquired from the above Andrew J. Berz, San Francisco, acquired from the above