Auctions News

Auction alert: Christie’s, Paris, 29 June 2020 – 3pm

Originally scheduled for April 8th, I would like to remind you our African, Oceanic and Northern American Art auction will take place in Paris next Monday June 29th at 3pm.

Our sale include works of art from the famed collection of James and Marilynn Alsdorf, such as a newly discovered Akan terracotta head from a known hand illustrated above. The Oceanic section is highlighted by a gope board and agipa hook, both collected by Thomas Schultze-Westrum in Papua New Guinea. The African art section includes works from an important European private collection, such as the major Urhobo statue from Nigeria gracing the cover of the catalog. From a private Belgian collection, an important Songye kifwebe masks will be offered at auction, as well as a rare Songye power figure with a slightly turned head.

You can explore the sale here.

As the lockdown measures in Paris have been eased, this will be a regular live auction with a sale preview (but without a cocktail).   I hope to welcome you to our offices Avenue Matignon on:

Friday 26 June, 10am – 6pm
Saturday 27 June, 10am – 6pm
Sunday 28 June, 2pm – 6pm
and Monday 29 June, 10am – 3pm.

As ever, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if I can be of any assistance. We’ll happily send you videos and installation pictures as we understand that for many of you it is still impossible to travel to Paris. However, I’ll happily walk you through the exhibition with a video call if desired.