luxury art elitelivingafricaEl Anatsui features aluminium bottle caps and copper wire (US$810,000-1.6mn). (Photo: Sotheby's)

International auction house Sotheby's showcased works by more than 60 different artists from 14 countries across Africa

The unveiling saw Sotheby's first dedicated sale of modern and contemporary African Art from more than 60 different artists across 14 countries in Africa.  

“The marketplace for modern and contemporary art from Africa has transformed dramatically over the past decade, but despite this long-overdue correction, there’s still a considerable way to go towards addressing the underrepresentation of African artists, who account for just 0.01% of the international art market," said Hannah O'Leary, Sotheby's head of modern and contemporary African art. 

"In our sale, you’ll find works by the giants of Modern and Contemporary African Art, who’ve established auction prices over $1 million, alongside little-known artists who have never, or barely, appeared at auction before."