Sotheby’s launch modern & contemporary African art in 2017


In a sign that the market for African art is going from strength to strength, Sotheby’s announced on Monday, 20 June, that it is launching sales dedicated to art from the continent in London early next year. The auction house has appointed Hannah O’Leary as its head of Modern and contemporary African art, a new department based in London. O’Leary comes from Bonhams, where she held the same position as her new role since 2010. Her first auction as head of the department at Bonhams in March 2011 fetched more than £8.7m and remains the highest total ever for a sale of South African art… Read more

Image: Hannah O’Leary. Google. (source)