Bonhams African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art department offers a wide range of unique and traditional works of art from sub-Saharan Africa, the islands in the Pacific and from Central and South America. Objects include ceremonial and religious items as well as utilitarian and specialised items for daily use within the culture.
On December 12th in Paris, a variety of highly unique African and Oceanic sculptures will pay tribute to the remarkable richness of this area in art history. With highlights ranging from historical pieces to recently discovered masterpieces of exquisite quality, the auction will explore the vitality of these styles and celebrate the inventiveness of the artists from this continent, and its impact on 20th century art. The auction will include a highly curated selection of works from Central Africa, attesting to the 19th century Western fascination with traditional sculptures linked to ancestral cults.
Lempertz is one of the leading auction houses in Europe and the eldest in family possession. The auction house is organising an African and Oceanic Art auction on Wednesday 31 January 2018.
Tribal art auction