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Wed, 17 May 2017 11:51 - Updated Wed, 17 May 2017 11:51

Angolan artists' works beyond estimate in Sotheby's auction

London - Some works of the Angolan plastic artists António Ole and Francisco Vidal overcame the estimate on Tuesday during the first auction of the Sotheby's exclusively dedicated to African modern and Contemporary Art in London.

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Plastic artist António Ole

Photo: Joaquina Bento

Antonio Ole’s work "Memória", created in2016, initially estimated at around16.000 and 20.000 pounds (18.500 - 23.100 Euros), ended auctioned by the highest value of 20.000 pounds (23.292 mil Euros).

The same thing happened with his work "Espírito Caluanda" of 2015, initially estimated at around 12.000 and 18.000 pounds (13.900 - 20.800 Euros).

Another work from Ole entitled “Sem título” of 1996, initially evaluated at 4.000 and 6.000 pounds (4.650 and7.000 euros) was auctioned by 5.625 pounds (6.551 Euros).

Francisco Vidal had two works namely "Bye bye NYC, Hello LD; Bye bye LD, Hello NYC" of 2014, estimated at 15.000 and 20.000 pounds (11.600 - 17.300 Euros), was auctioned by 12.500 pounds (14.557 Euros).

In the meantime, his work "Icarus Chocolate" of 2013, priced 15.000 and 20.000 pounds (17.300 - 23.100 Euros), did not attract any buyer.

There was still 36 batches left to be sold, but the auction yielded 2.772.250 pounds    (3.254.753 Euros), closely to the lowest estimate of 3, 8 million pounds that the Sotheby's expected to achieve.

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