Sotheby’s celebrates July with African Art

The auction house Sothebys is not letting July 2020 go without celebrating African art and Artists one more time, in a continuation of its focus on African Art. Sotheby’s announced its London Summer sales series recently. The activities will be spread across five auctions and will feature works by African and African Diaspora artists.

e Wiley’s Alexander I, Emperor of Russia

Its Director of Modern African Art, Hannah O’Leary in a posting announced the auction of the London summer sale series, which presents over 500 years of artistic innovation across five auctions. The series consists of a cross-category Evening Sale, Rembrandt to Richter, on Tuesday 28 July and four dedicated online Day Sales opening on the 20 July.

Amoako Boafo, Self Portrait

Sotheby’s acknowledged the presence of a number of works by African and African Diaspora artists coming up in its Contemporary Art sales.

The London show will present a one-off auction and exhibition that spans over half a millennium of art history. From Rembrandt, ‘the first modern painter’, to Richter, who has earned his position as one of today’s greatest contemporary painters by reinterpreting the masterpieces of his forefathers.

Yinka Shonibare, Unstructured Icons , Aristocrat I

The African artists whose works will be under the gavel includes Kehinde Wiley, Amoako Boafo, Deborah Roberts, Yinka Shonibare and Sir David Adjaye, below are the dates:


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