Two rapa sculptures from Papau New Guinea

Selling African or Oceanic Art with Sotheby's

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African or Oceanic Art Consigned with Sotheby's

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much is my African or Oceanic art worth?
    African and Oceanic sculpture and art can vary in price. Sotheby's provides complimentary, no-obligation auction estimates for any sculpture or art we believe we can sell at auction. Once you submit your African or Oceanic artwork or sculpture online, our specialists will review it and provide you with a preliminary auction estimate. If you choose to consign with us, our specialists will personally assist you throughout the entire consignment process.
  • What is the best way to sell my African or Oceanic art?
    Sotheby's is your best resource for selling African and Oceanic art as our specialists are leaders in this field with decades of experience. With dedicated collectors, museums, and scholars attending and buying in each of our auctions, Sotheby's can help you effectively sell your African art. We will work closely with you to ensure your African or Oceanic art realizes the highest price at auction and that you have an exceptional experience when you consign with Sotheby's.
  • Will Sotheby's buy my African or Oceanic art directly from me?
    Sotheby's does not buy art directly. Instead, we offer consignment and private sale options. The process begins when our specialists provide you with an auction estimate, or a range of values for which we believe your art would sell. When you agree to sell your African or Oceanic art for that auction estimate, our specialists will help you ship your piece to one of our selling locations where it will be reviewed in person, photographed and eventually put on exhibition for potential buyers. During the auction, Sotheby's will sell your African or Oceanic art on your behalf. Sotheby's handles the post-sale shipping and payment with the buyer directly for you, so that your selling experience is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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