30 nov. 2010

Sotheby's Oceanic and African Art auction

Auction: Oceanic and African Art auction at Sotheby's Paris
Date:  30th November 2010, 4:00 PM
Preview:
Sat, 27 Nov 10, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun, 28 Nov 10, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mon, 29 Nov 10, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Place: Sotheby's Galerie Charpentier, 76, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris (France)
Webpage:  www.sothebys.com
Commentary:
Sotheby's African and Oceanic Art Department is based in New York and Paris with a European liaison at Sotheby's London offices at Bond Street and representation in other Sotheby's offices around the world. Sotheby's is the only international auction house in the world with full-time departments devoted exclusively to these highly specialized collecting areas. 
The market for African and Oceanic art is international, with private collections, museums, institutions and dealers as buyers and sellers from across the United States, Europe, and Asia taking part in Sotheby's auctions. Sotheby's sales feature works made in the early 20th century or earlier for ritual or ceremonial use within the traditional cultures of sub-Saharan Africa, Australia, Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia and Indonesia including masks, figurative sculpture, architectural fragments, amulets and jewelry, ancient metal work, and functional objects such as furniture, houseposts, terracotta and wooden vessels, staffs, and some weapons. 
The African and Oceanic Art auctions are held bi-annually in New York, generally in May and November during the highly exciting period when Contemporary art is on view and sold in New York. A week-long preview precedes each auction. In 2006, Sotheby's Paris auctions will enter the fifth year, and are held on a bi-annual basis, with a preview open to the public in our historic offices on the rue du Faubourg St. Honoré. In both categories, our sales feature works at a wide range of values, from 5,000USD to more than 1,000,000USD in New York and from €1000 to more than €1,000,000 in Paris. A fully illustrated scholarly catalogue in English accompanies each auction in New York and a bi-lingual catalog in French and English is prepared for each Paris auction.
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