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when: tuesday, march 7, 2017 at 18:30 pm (GMT)

When speaking of African art, many people think of traditional ethnographic art, or else wildlife or tourist art. However, the artworks at auction are more likely to deal with contemporary issues of politics, economics, immigration, identity, race, gender, sexuality, etc. than depictions of tribesmen and the 'big five’. Nor are well-known contemporary artists like William Kentridge or Julie Mehretu immediately associated with Africa. (Read more.)

Join Hannah O’Leary, Sotheby’s Head of Modern and Contemporary African Art, for an exclusive lecture about this emerging art market and the art scene in a diverse continent rich with culture, talent and innovation.

Offered via Facebook Live at, this live stream is a broadcast from our six-week evening course highlighting the art from the mid-20th century until the present day from Africa.

Learn more about Sotheby’s Institute of Art 6-week Executive Education series, short courses, and other offerings around art and its markets here.