Millea Bros Africa Art Auction

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June 04, 2020 - June 05, 2020 Auction June 04, 2020 June 05, 2020 Europe/London Millea Bros Africa Art Auction Online Auction: Online Auction

African art finds come to auction on June 05. Bid in this live auction featuring African artworks from a single-owner collection sourced from the Mathias Komor Gallery in the 1960s.


Migrating Objects: Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Dorsoduro 701, I-30123: Venice, Italy

February 15, 2020 - June 14, 2020 Exhibition February 15, 2020 June 14, 2020 Europe/London Migrating Objects: Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Dorsoduro 701, I-30123: Venice, Italy

Peggy Guggenheim challenged boundaries as a patron and collector and is celebrated for her groundbreaking European and American modern art collection. Migrating Objects: Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection focuses on a lesser-known, but crucial episode in Guggenheim’s collecting: her turn in the 1950s and ’60s to works created by artists in Africa, Oceania, and the indigenous Americas. Migrating Objects represents a remarkable occasion to view 35 rarely seen non-Western artworks Guggenheim collected, shown at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection as a cohesive whole for the first time.


Adorned: African Women & the Art of Identity

The Baltimore Museum of Art 10 Art Museum Drive, MD, 21218: Baltimore, United States

December 11, 2019 - June 19, 2020 Exhibition December 11, 2019 June 19, 2020 Europe/London Adorned: African Women & the Art of Identity The Baltimore Museum of Art 10 Art Museum Drive, MD, 21218: Baltimore, United States

Across sub-Saharan Africa, a strict gendered division of artistic labour existed throughout much of the 19th and 20th centuries. Men worked in wood and metal, carving and casting works that glorified leaders and paid homage to deities, while women created works in clay, cloth, and beads, stitching and firing the art of everyday life. This exhibition brings together two dozen works from the BMA's collection to demonstrate the critical role of women in shaping and maintaining social identities across 20th-century Africa.


Contemporary African Art

118 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008: Paris, France

June 24, 2020 - June 24, 2020 Auction June 24, 2020 June 24, 2020 Europe/London Contemporary African Art 118 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008: Paris, France

10th sale of contemporary African art at PIASA.


Sotheby’s Arts d’Afrique, d’Océanie, d’Indonésie et des Amériques

76, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré: Paris, France

June 25, 2020 - June 25, 2020 Auction June 25, 2020 June 25, 2020 Europe/London Sotheby’s Arts d’Afrique, d’Océanie, d’Indonésie et des Amériques 76, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré: Paris, France

The pieces selected for the auction have the potential to attract broad competition, and we have extensive experience engaging new potential buyers in all of our African and Oceanic art auctions in Paris, with our team of international experts based in Paris, London and New York, as well as our colleagues in cross-over collecting fields who will personally be on hand to promote these sales.


Helena Rubinstein. Madame’s Collection

37 Quai Branly, 75007: Paris, France

November 19, 2019 - June 28, 2020 Exhibition November 19, 2019 June 28, 2020 Europe/London Helena Rubinstein. Madame’s Collection 37 Quai Branly, 75007: Paris, France

An extraordinary figure, the first 20th-century businesswoman, a self-made and emancipated woman, a visionary... There is no shortage of superlatives to describe the incredible rise to fame of Helena Rubinstein (1870-1965), dubbed the Empress of beauty by Cocteau, but her role as an experienced collector and a pioneer in the recognition of African and Oceanic arts in Europe and North America is often overlooked. Primarily amassed in Paris through her various encounters, "Madame’s collection", now dispersed, comprised over 400 pieces of non-European art including precious Kota and Fang reliquary guardians, exceptional Baoulé, Bamana, Senoufo and Dogon pieces. The exhibition places the spotlight on her passion for non-Western arts - primarily African art - through sixty pieces, as well as her fascination for their expressive intensity and character.