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10 Most Expensive Pieces Of African Art That Have Ever Been Sold

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10 Most Expensive Pieces Of African Art That Have Ever Been Sold

1418927527267‘Senufo Female Statue’

The Senufo Female Statue, carved by an artist known as the Master of Sikasso, is a Cote d’Ivoiran rare piece that sold for a record $12 million last November. It was owned by Myron Kunin, an African art collector who sold $41.6 million worth of his collection at Sotheby’s in New York.

 

600x474‘The Teacher’

This portrait taken from a class picture from Marlene Dumas’ childhood in South Africa sold for $3.3 million in 2005. It is a provocative piece by the 60-year-old inspired by the politics of her apartheid upbringing.


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