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Bonhams to hold new African Art Sale in New York
Black Wine by Papa Ibra Tall. Estimate: US$40,000-60,000. Photo: Bonhams.

NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams announced a new Modern and Contemporary African Art sale at Bonhams New York saleroom on Madison Avenue on 2 May. The sale will be Bonhams’ first Modern and Contemporary African Art sale in the US since 2010, and it will celebrate the outstanding quality and diversity of Contemporary African artworks discovered in recent years.

Giles Peppiatt, Director of Modern and Contemporary African Art, commented, “The sale will be an excellent addition in the summer calendar, coinciding with Frieze New York and 1-54, the celebrated Contemporary African Art fair. It contains some of the most exciting pieces we have ever brought to auction, with the works of Demas Nwoko and Gerard Sekoto being particularly outstanding.”

Highlights of the sale include:

• Demas Nwoko (Nigerian, Born 1935), Bicyclists. Estimate : US$70,000-100,000

• Alexander Skunder Boghossian (Ethiopian, 1937-2003), Blue Composition. Estimate US$50,000-80,000

• Gerard Sekoto (south African, 1913-1993), Blue Head. Estimate : US$40,000-60,000

• Black Wine by Papa Ibra Tall. Estimate: US$40,000-60,000

• Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu M.B.E (Nigerian, 1917-1994),The Court of the Oba of Benin. Estimate : US$90,000-130,000

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