Sotheby's African Art Soars; Francis Bacon Regrets
Don't blame 1031 exchanges for the market slump; Orientalists are still sentimental but now they're also buying for pride; Brooklyn's bootleg Bacon; Sotheby's African Art makes records
Sotheby’s Modern & Cont African Art = £4m
African art is having its own moment this week as Sotheby’s was able to sell 80-odd works from 56 artists who represented 20 countries in a £4m sale. They made nine records in the process.
The top works featured four paintings by Ben Enwonwu including one discovered through Sotheby’s valuation app. The portrait w…