Sotheby’s First Work of Classical African Art in Any Contemporary Sale – Salon Prive Magazine

Sotheby’s is set to offer The Clyman Fang Head – one of the most important works of African Art ever to appear at auction – in their Contemporary Art Evening Auction to be held in New York the week of 29 June.

On offer from The Collection of Sidney and Bernice Clyman with an estimate of $2.5/4 million, the reliquary statue will be the first work of classical African Art to be presented in any contemporary art evening sale.

During their marquee sale week this June, Sotheby’s will also present African Art from the Collection of Sidney and Bernice Clyman in a dedicated auction and a selection of fine art from the collection will be offered across their Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern and American art sales.

Clients and visitors can expect extra precautions to ensure the safety of their employees and visitors, as well as creative opportunities for those wishing to preview their exhibitions and participate in their auctions – from in-person and virtual appointment viewings to enhanced digital experiences. We will announce a more a detailed schedule in due course, including relevant exhibition plans.