Our May sale will offer two magnificent collections. The Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection of African Art: Illustrating both the intuitive and intellectual faculties of two enthusiastic collectors, the Nooter Collection combines both of their judgement and knowledge in the selection process for more than fifty years. The Collection comprises approximately seventy-five artworks of diverse aesthetic qualities, both in form and expression, with works exhibiting power, mystery, spontaneity, and beauty. African and Oceanic Art from the Estate of Marc A. Franklin: A collector of Tribal Art for over 50 years, Marc thrived on expanding his knowledge of Tribal Art and his broad range of experiences with it. Approximately thirty artworks are being offered from his Collection.
The annual auction of Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at Sotheby’s New York will be held following the major Fine Arts sales in May, celebrating the great civilizations of sub-Saharan Africa, the dreamlike worlds of the Pacific Islands, the transformative imagery of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, and the spiritual presence of the first cultures of North America. Fresh-to-the-market material is selected from private collections and estates throughout the United States and Europe.