How African Art Meets Contemporary Artists

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African and Oceanic artworks capture the imagination of artists today. The charm lies in their vitality: objects such as sculpted masks made to be worn during festivities, or wooden figures built to guard people’s huts are inextricably linked to the lives of their makers. Earlier this month, the Galerie Charpentier at Sotheby’s in Paris exhibited highlights from the upcoming African and Oceanic Art and Contemporary Art sales to be held respectively on 21 June and 6–7 June 2017 in Paris. Click ahead to see highlights and to read Sotheby’s Carolina Mostert’s insights into the influence of the works.

Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
15 May 2017 | New York

Art Contemporain Vente du Soir
6 June 2017 | Paris

Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie
21 June 2017 | Paris

How African Art Meets Contemporary Artists