08 décembre 2009

Exceptional Works of Art from Africa and Oceania Set Records at Sotheby's

The highlight of the African section of the sale was a masterpiece of Bamana art: 'Kono Mask' (height 48cm) which fetched €1,408,750 ($2.139.565). Photo: Sotheby's. Photo: Sotheby's. PARIS.- After a hugely popular four-day viewing – attended by 1300 people – today's sale of exceptional works of art from Africa and Oceania attracted a packed saleroom throughout, with ferocious competition between telephone bidders and collectors in the saleroom. The sale total of over €5 million ($7.9 million) represented a selling-rate of 83%... [Lire la suite]