Ghanaian Art Draws Highest Price In London Auction

El Anatsui

A recent auction of African art at Sotheby’s in London has led to artists’ work getting record bids, the auction house says.

For example, Crash Willy by British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare was sold for $290,000 (£225,000).

Meanwhile, the work that fetched the highest price of $940,000 (£730,00) was Earth Developing More Roots by Ghanaian artist El Anatsui:

A South African art piece by Irma Stern that featured Sunflowers fetched $540,000 (£417,000):


Source: BBC


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