UPCOMING AFRICAN ART EVENTS

The number and diversity of African art exhibitions are growing at a significant pace; so too are the number of exhibitors and visitors. Art fairs present a unique opportunity to discover new objects, speak to experts and connect with other collectors. 

Art and Christianity in Central Africa

37 Quai Branly, 75007: Paris, France

November 23, 2016 — April 02, 2017

Exhibition

The exhibition presents around one hundred works of Christian inspiration (crucifixes, sculptures, pendants, engravings and drawings) from private and public collections in Europe. Introduced by Catholic missionaries, these objects, often surprising to our Western regards, show the relationships of power and influence from the colonial period to the 20th century, and the cultural interpretation at work.

Eclectic: A 21st Century Collection

37 Quai Branly, 75007: Paris, France

November 23, 2016 — April 02, 2017

Exhibition

What part does subjectivity play in a collector's approach? Can one put together an art collection today without passion? Eclectic – A 21st century collection aims to shed light on this question by examining the non-Western art collection of Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière. With around forty key works, mostly African, the exhibition reveals the personal and intimate vision of the collector, and looks at the creation of a collection against the history of non-Western arts from the beginning of the century.

Christie’s Collection Laprugne

9 Avenue Matignon: Paris, France

April 04, 2017

auction

The Laprugne collection is the result of a life’s passion and patience. Christie’s will be offering African and Oceanic art from the Laprugne collection.