Sotheby's will stage its first ever auction of Modern and Contemporary African Art on 16 May 2017. Sculptures by El Anatsui, oil paintings by Irma Stern and steel figures by Sokari Douglas Camp will be presented alongside many other works by modern masters and contemporary artists. The narrative of the auction is one of beauty that celebrates different aesthetics. The connecting thread is the relevance each work bears to the history of the continent, and the diverse production of artists working across the 20th and 21st centuries. Click ahead to see highlights of of the sale. –Carolina Mostert.
Modern and Contemporary African Art
London 16 May 2017