Individual Genius Meets Tradition in African and Oceanic Art

Several works of African and Oceanic Art including sculpted masks, stools, headdresses and effigies
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Sotheby’s upcoming sale of African and Oceanic Art on 12 December features works from a number of established collections. Each work has been carefully selected to celebrate the infinite richness of styles and the artistic genius of the anonymous sculptors from these regions that so deeply influenced 20th century artists. From Papua New Guinea to Polynesia, from Côte d’Ivoire to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the artworks in this group show the dialogue between individual genius and the influence of traditional canons. Click the image above to view the slideshow.

Individual Genius Meets Tradition in African and Oceanic Art

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