T he upcoming Modern and Contemporary African Art Online auction, which will take place online from Friday 27 March – Tuesday 31 March, is led by portraits of two Nigerian princesses by Ben Enwonwu; a 1953 painting, Sefi, and the other a bronze sculpture of her sister-in-law, Afi Ekong. Also included in the sale are works by artists from across the African continent such as El Anatsui and William Kentridge, as well as a selection of works by South African artist Irma Stern.
Also being exhibited are paintings and photography from the 20th Century Art / Middle East sale, will now also take place online from Friday 27 March – Tuesday 31 March, and includes sought-after works by Antoine Malliarakis Mayo, Kamrooz Aram, Youssef Nabil and Fahrelnissa Zeid.
You can explore the exhibition and lots for each of these sales through our interactive Hotspots and image galleries below, as well as registering to bid.
A Private Look at Sotheby's Modern and Contemporary African Art Exhibition
A Private Look at Sotheby’s Contemporary African Art Exhibition
Bodys Isek Kingelez
DAB (Development Australian Bank)
A Private Look at Sotheby's 20th Century / Middle East Exhibition
A Private Look at Sotheby’s 20th Century Middle East Exhibition
Hindya (Indian Woman)
Magie cosmique (Cosmic Magic)
Alongside these sales for the Fine Jewels auction, galleries have been transformed in a collaboration with JJ Martin of Milan-based print label La Double J, in show-stopping takeover of sumptuous fabrics, wall hangings and patterned floors that bring the rooms to life in a riot of vibrant colour and texture. Lending her inimitable eye to the design and identity of the London galleries, Martin’s reinvention of the space is a technicolour feast for the senses, that provides the backdrop for works from Modern and Contemporary African Art Online, Fine Jewels Online and 20th Century Art / Middle East Online.
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