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Important Information

Conditions of Sale

All lots to be sold are subject to the Conditions of Sale, set forth at the back of this catalogue. Bidders are strongly encouraged to read these as they set out the terms and conditions under which property shall be offered and sold at the Art for Africa™ Live Auction to be held the evening of Thursday, November 17 and the Art for Africa™ Silent Auction to commence on Tuesday, October 12 and conclude with the close of the Live Auction (the Live Auction and Silent Auction, together, the ‘Auction’).

The sales price of lots bought at the Auction do NOT include shipping, delivery or insurance costs, or applicable New York State and/or City sales tax which will be payable by the Buyer in addition to the hammer price/final price.

Symbols Used in the Catalogue

The (c) symbol © indicates that the artist or donor continues to own title to the copyright in respect of the piece and that this right has been reserved by the artist or donor and does not transfer on acquisition of the piece by the buyer.


Values have been provided by the artist or non-artist donor of each piece and take into account the condition, rarity, quality and provenance of the piece in question. Values are subject to revision. Buyers should not rely on values as a representation or prediction of actual selling prices nor should they be relied upon as reflection of the actual market value of the piece. Neither Sotheby’s nor Africa Foundation (USA) assume any risk, liability or responsibility for the accuracy of the value attributed to each piece by the artists or donors.


The reserve is the confidential minimum price Africa Foundation (USA) will accept for a sale of the piece to be finalised.

Silent Auction

Bidding on lots in the Silent Auction will commence on Tuesday, October 12 during the Art for Africa™ Gala Dinner and will close at the end of the Art for Africa™ Live Auction to be held at Sotheby’s on the evening of Thursday, November 17. Buyers wishing to place bids on lots offered in the Silent Auction should contact Sotheby’s by telephone at +1 212-606-7256 for starting bids and current increments or fax a completed Absentee/Telephone Bid form to Sotheby’s at fax number +1 212-606-7016 (Bid Department). Bidding will commence below the stated value of each lot. The Absentee/Telephone Bid form can be found at the back of this catalogue or on the Art for Africa™ website.

Absentee Bids

If you are unable to attend the Live Auction or the Gala Dinner at which the Silent Auction will commence and wish to place bids you may give Africa Foundation (USA) instructions to bid on your behalf. We will then try to purchase the lot(s) of your choice at the lowest price possible and up to a maximum price as indicated by you. Please note that Africa Foundation (USA) offers this service to help supporters who are unable to attend the Live Auction or the Gala Dinner and although we will make every effort, we will not be responsible for any errors or failure to execute bids for any reason. Absentee bids must be received in writing. Please use the Absentee/Telephone Bid Form provided at the back of this catalogue
and on our website (

Be sure to record accurately the lot numbers and descriptions and the maximum price you are willing to pay for each lot, which maximum price will be the amount to which you would bid if you were attending the Auction yourself. Unlimited bids will not be accepted. Alternative bids can be placed by using the word ‘or’ between lot numbers. Bids must be placed in the same order as the lot numbers appear in the catalogue. Please place your bids as early as possible. In the event of identical bids, the earliest received will take precedence. Please fax your form to (212) 606-7016 on completion.

Telephone Bids

Arrangement of telephone bids for lots sold through the Live Auction or Silent Auction must be made no later than 24 hours prior to the Live Auction. To arrange a telephone bid, please use the Absentee Bid/Telephone Bid form at the back of this catalogue and on our website. Please also refer to Absentee Bid information above.

Successful Bids

Successful bidders will receive an invoice from Africa Foundation (USA) detailing their purchases and giving instructions for payment and clearance of goods.


Payment by check should be made payable to ‘Africa Foundation (USA)’ or thereafter by wire transfer to:

Bank: The Northern Trust Company, Chicago, IL
ABA: 071000152
Account name: Trust Services
Account No.: 5186061000
F/B/O: Africa Foundation (USA) 26-09705
Reference: Lot number

No credit card payments will be accepted.
Please note that title does not pass until Africa Foundation (USA) has received payment in full in cleared funds into its bank account.


Successful bidders will be able to arrange collection by direct contact with Hayes Fine Art Storage and Logistics:
Hayes Fine Art Storage and Logistics
305 E. 61st Street
New York, New York 10065
Telephone: (212) 838-2525

Insurance and Storage Charges

Buyers are reminded that risk and responsibility for purchased lots passes to them upon the earlier of the end of seven (7) days after the date of the sale or on collection of the purchased lot.

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