Monday, 1 May 2017

Sotheby’s Modern, Contemporary African Art Auction debuts with Nigerian, South African, other Artists

Estimated as the most expensive £650,000 and £850,000 El Anatsui's Earth Developing....

Ben Enwonwu, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Uche Okeke, El Anatsui, Yinka Shonibare , Abiodun Olaku are among other African artists whose works have been slated to make the maiden edition of Sotheby’s auction of Modern and Contemporary African Art, which will take place in London on 16 May 2017.
  According to Sotheby’s website  the auction will include some of the best-known contemporary artists from across the continent. Among the artists are, William Kentridge,
Romuald Hazoumè, Chéri Samba, Meschac Gaba, Abdoulaye Konaté, Ouattara Watts, Kader Attia and Pascale Marthine Tayou, as well as other modern masters Skunder Boghossian, J.H. Pierneef and Irma Stern.

 From the contemporary generation are Peju Alatise, Dawit Abebe, Nnenna Okere, Abdoulaye Kanoute, among others.

  With 115 lots, mostly from artists of West African and South African origins, some of the prices are as low as  

£5 and as high as £600,000.

  But a total sale estimate of about £2.8m is said to be the target of  Sotheby’s first auction of Modern and contemporary African art. MORE HERE.

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