Modern & Contemporary African Auction
Online Auction: 14–20 October 2022 • 3:00 PM BST • London

Modern & Contemporary African Auction 14–20 October 2022 • 3:00 PM BST • London

S otheby’s is pleased to present the October 2022 Modern & Contemporary African Sale in London. Taking place in tandem with renowned art fairs such as Frieze London and 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the auction features a diverse selection of highly coveted and culturally significant works spanning the breadth of African history. A carefully assembled curatorial offering, the auction showcases iconic works by Modern Masters alongside the new and exciting production of trailblazing artists presently working on the continent. Highlights of the sale include works by highly sought-after artists including El Anatsui, Ben Enwonwu, Kudzanai Violet Hwami, William Kentridge, Dame Magdalene Odundo, Yusuf Grillo, Mohamed Melehi, Iba N'diaye, Isshaq Ismail, Aboudia, Samuel Fosso, Madgalene Odundo, Foster Sakyiamah and Nedia Were, as well as a standout selection of South African works from a prestigious private collection.

Auction Highlights

Female Artists

Featured Lot: Ben Enwonwu, Anyanwu

Ben Enwonwu
Anyanwu, 1975
Estimate 100,000-150,000

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Featured Lot: Yusuf Grillo, Mother and Child

Yusuf Grillo
Mother and Child
Estimate 100,000-150,000

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Exceptional South African Works
Property from a Prominent Private Dutch Collection

20th Century Works

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