The Dallas Museum of Art has acquired two outstanding works of African art at Sotheby’s New York auction of the Collection of Allan Stone (reviewed here). These important new acquisitions include the the four-horned Songye figure which sold for $ 2,165,000 (est. $ 600K-900K), and a rare (also horned!) Ejagham headcrest which was bought for $ 305,000 (est. $ 100.-150K) – according to Sotheby’s, the most major example of its kind to remain in private hands.
Both acquisitions strengthen the museum’s collection of African art, a collection of nearly 2,000 works mainly coming from two important collections: the Clark and Frances Stillman Collection of Congo Sculpture and the collection of Gustave and Franyo Schindler. You can browse the museum’s African art holdings here. Read more about their collection in this freely available book.
UPDATE: I forgot to mention that last year the Dallas Museum of Art bought the