Helena Rubinstein. Madame’s Collection

37 Quai Branly, 75007: Paris, France

November 19, 2019 - September 27, 2020 Exhibition November 19, 2019 September 27, 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.


Sotheby’s Modern & Contemporary African Art

34-35 New Bond Street: London, United Kingdom

October 02, 2020 - October 02, 2020 Auction October 02, 2020 October 02, 2020 Europe/London Sotheby’s Modern & Contemporary African Art 34-35 New Bond Street: London, United Kingdom

This October, Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary African Art is pleased to present a selection of exceptional works from across the African continent. As market leaders in the field, Sotheby’s sales of Modern and Contemporary African Art champion the work of African artists, and our upcoming auction includes a specially curated collection of paintings, photographs, drawings and sculpture from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Bonhams Modern and Contemporary African Art

101 New Bond Street W1S 1SR: London, United Kingdom

October 08, 2020 - October 08, 2020 Auction October 08, 2020 October 08, 2020 Europe/London Bonhams Modern and Contemporary African Art 101 New Bond Street W1S 1SR: London, United Kingdom


1-54 London

Somerset House, South Wing Strand: London, United Kingdom

October 08, 2020 - October 11, 2020 Fair October 08, 2020 October 11, 2020 Europe/London 1-54 London Somerset House, South Wing Strand: London, United Kingdom

1-54 is the first leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Founding by Touria El Glaoui, the fair holds annual editions in London since 2013, New York since 2015 and Marrakech since 2018. Drawing reference to the fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, 1-54 is a sustainable and dynamic platform that is engaged in contemporary dialogue and exchange.


Zemanek-Münster 95th Africa, Oceania & pre-Columbian Art Auction

Hörleingasse 3-5 D-97070: Wurzburg, Germany

October 24, 2020 - October 24, 2020 Auction October 24, 2020 October 24, 2020 Europe/London Zemanek-Münster 95th Africa, Oceania & pre-Columbian Art Auction Hörleingasse 3-5 D-97070: Wurzburg, Germany

We are pleased to present you this masterpiece, provenance Ludwig Bretschneider, in our Autumn auction on the 24th of October. We would like to place a special focus on four collections: the Rolf Huisgen Africa collection, the Knud Nielsen art collection, the Edmondo Trombetta art collection and the Pre-Columbian Art collection of Günther Hartmann.


Cornette de Saint Cyr Africa Unite!

6 Avenue Hoche, 75008: Paris, France

October 28, 2020 - October 28, 2020 Auction October 28, 2020 October 28, 2020 Europe/London Cornette de Saint Cyr Africa Unite! 6 Avenue Hoche, 75008: Paris, France

Pan-African solidarity charity sale in collaboration with La Marocaine des Arts, Casablanca.