Sotheby's forthcoming auction of Aboriginal Art includes exceptional artworks by indigenous Australians spanning more than two hundred years, ranging from stone carved artefacts through to recent works by contemporary art stars. Of particular significance are the early bark paintings and figurative sculptures from Arnhem Land and the Tiwi Islands consigned from the Fiona Brockhoff Collection, the greatest collection of these rare figures to be offered at auction. The sale also includes 17 paintings and sculptures from the Estate of Gabrielle Pizzi, the trailblazing dealer and collector who was a pioneer in promoting the field in museum exhibtions internationally over two decades. The highlight of her collection is Michael Jagamara Nelson's Five Stories, which is almost certainly the most published and exhibited Aboriginal artwork in existence.
21 September | London