This sale will include the tribal art and antiquities collection of the late Dr J S Gordon, which are an interesting aray of artefacts from around the world that comprises of sub - collections:- Tibetan tiger rugs, spoons, Yoruba, Inuit, Egyptian, Central Asian. Also included will be the Lancaster collection of Yoruba art and a fascinating collection of South Pacific artefacts.
Sotheby's will have the pleasure of organizing the fourth edition of Now!, a sale whose previous editions have been a great success. Blending works of contemporary art, design pieces, photographs and African art, she arrives this year in association with the publishing house of artists' objects We Do Not Work Alone. Offering a curatorial and scenic design where art and daily life will be intimately linked, the personal vision of We Do Not Work Alone will highlight a selection of works of sale. For experienced collectors wishing to enrich their collection, as amateurs wanting to decorate their interiors, this sale will be an opportunity to acquire works of great names of art or pieces of emerging artists, with estimates ranging from € 300 to € 40,000.
The sale includes: Negritude also by Enwonwu, estimated at £60,000-90,000. This gouache explores the ideology of 'Negritude'; a movement that sought to foster black pride and throw off the cultural influences of European colonization. At the Ancestors' Conference by the Ghanaian artist, El Anatsui, estimated at £20,000-30,000. It is part of the Ancestor series, a group of figurative sculptures the artist executed in 1995. A Throne for Two Kings by the Mozambican Gonçalo Mabunda, estimated at £10,000-15,000. The artist grew up at the height of the civil war that ravaged Mozambique from 1977- 1995, an experience reflected in his work. A Throne for Two Kings has been constructed from gun parts and bullet casings which have been welded into a careful decorative arrangement. The auction will also include six artworks originally in the collection of the renowned art patron and philanthropist, Jean Pigozzi.
What Renaissance art is for Florence, the royal bronzes are for Benin. They are considered milestones in art history; masterfully worked; sublime, beautiful, and of legendary artistry. Gerda Bassenge (1915-1995), Berlin gallery owner and close associate of Gerd Rosen, who was one of the first tribal art gallerists in post-war Germany, acquired this work, which has remained family-owned till today, in 1966. The upcoming auction offers altogether 15 works of her estate.
March auction of African and Oceanic art.
Formed in 2016 in response to growing market demand, Modern and Contemporary African Art is our newest department at Sotheby’s, championing the work of artists from the continent. We are now inviting consignments for our upcoming auctions. Artists of interest include William Kentridge, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Chéri Samba, Yusuf Grillo, Irma Stern, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Gerard Sekoto, Ben Enwonwu, El Anatsui, Julie Mehretu, Ibrahim El Salahi and Wangechi Mutu among many others.
Tribal art auction