Christie’s boasts the longest running international department devoted to this specialized works of art category. Our sales focus on the traditional and sophisticated sculptures and masks from sub-Saharan Africa, Polynesia, Melanesia, Indonesia and Australia.
Our specialists have an average of 26 years of experience and dedication to this field. Beginning in the 1960’s with our esteemed consultant, William Fagg, Keeper of Ethnography, British Museum, we have conducted sales of the most memorable collections on record, including the James T. Hooper series of sales, William McCarty-Cooper, René Gaffe, Russell Aitken, Allan Stone, Josef Herman, Alan Mann and Bertrand and Bernard Bottet.
African & Oceanic Art sales are held twice each year in Paris, in June and December, with Single-Owner sales held in both New York and Paris.