With a low estimate of £2.8m for total sales, Sotheby’s first auction of Modern and contemporary African art on 16 May is due to smash the £1.6m hammer record, set by Bonhams a year ago. The London auction is jam-packed with well-known names from across the continent and across generations, from Meschac Gaba and Nicholas Hlobo to Ablade Glover and William Kentridge. One of the most striking aspects is the variety of objects, media and styles on offer, including Modernist painting, drawing, photography, ceramic sculpture and found objects… Read more

Image: Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Untitled (Demoiselles de Port-Novo Series,, 2012) (Image: courtesy of Sotheby’s)