Papa Ibra Tall’s Astonishing Record Sale and other Highlights of Sotheby’s Modern & Contemporary African Art Auction 2018

Yesterday, Sotheby’s achieved an impressive total sale of £2,274,625 (including buyer’s premium) at its Modern & Contemporary African Art auction. Of the 99 lots that went under the hammer, 70 lots sold and 36 of these sold above high estimates. But the huge surprise at this sale was Papa Ibra Tall’s The Warrior, which sold for a whopping £118,750 against an estimate of £8000-12000!

Adekemi is a lawyer and writer with a passion for the arts, particularly African art history. She is dedicated to discovering and documenting the most excellent artworks of our time. Follow her on Twitter at adekemitweets.
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