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Sotheby’s founded in 1744, is a global company that engages in prestigious art auctions, private sales and art-related financing. Sotheby’s holds auctions in a range of collection categories, from Contemporary Art, Impressionist, Modern and Russian Art and Old Master Paintings, to Jewellery, Furniture, Books and Wine. With salerooms in London, New York, Hong Kong and Paris, Sotheby’s provide a global service and has a long history of supporting international philanthropic activities, both through sponsorship and charity auctions.

Northern Trust

Returning as headline sponsor, Northern Trust has generously supported the Art for Africa™ event in both London and New York. Northern Trust is a leading provider of investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions for affluent individuals, institutions, and corporations worldwide. Founded in 1889, Northern Trust now has a network of offices in 18 U.S. states and international offices in 16 locations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. Across the globe, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader in combining exceptional service and expertise with innovative products and technology.

Tishman Speyer

Tishman Speyer is one of the leading developers, owners, operators, and asset managers of first class real estate worldwide. Active across North America, Europe, South America, and Asia, many of the world’s most prestigious corporations rely on Tishman Speyer to meet their office space needs. Since its founding in 1978, the firm has acquired, developed and/or managed a portfolio of over 118 million sq. ft. valued at over USD $55.4 billion. Signature assets include New York’s Rockefeller Center and the Chrysler Center, Frankfurt’s MesseTurm and OpernTurm, São Paulo’s Torre Norte, and Ventura Corporate Towers in Rio de Janeiro.

Cirkers and Hayes

Cirkers and Hayes are the premier experts in storing, handling and transporting valuable belongings. Featuring advanced storage facilities in Manhattan, we also offer a full range of professional services including packing, crating, transportation and shipping. Our services have been utilized by private collectors, galleries and antique dealers for generations.

Jumeirah Essex House

Jumeirah Group’s Art and Culture Platform reflects our on-going commitment to promoting outstanding artists and to the importance of innovative expression. By forging links with our creative communities, we build business opportunities, generate goodwill and make our guests’ time with us truly memorable. Our Artist-in-Residence programmes, special exhibitions and performances, international art fair sponsorships, curator-led collection tours and inter-hotel collaborations create fresh opportunities for artists to show their work in exciting and unusual contexts, and allow us to demonstrate our cultural engagement in unique ways.

South African Airways

For more than 75 years, South African Airways has been bringing travellers to Africa. With a daily morning nonstop flight from New York (JFK) to Johannesburg, South African Airways offers convenient connections to more than 45 cities across Africa. Our code share agreements with both United Airlines and JetBlue offer our customers connections from more than 43 cities in the U.S. to Africa via our New York and Washington, D.C. gateways. All of our flights feature world-class service, superb in-flight comfort and legendary South African hospitality. We are proud to be sponsors of Art for Africa™ New York, and support the work of Africa Foundation.

Delta Cargo

Delta Cargo, a division of Delta Air Lines, is a world leading carrier of air cargo. Serving more than 31,000 world-wide customers, Delta Cargo moves almost a half million tons of freight each year. With an industry-leading global network, Delta offers service to 355 destinations in 65 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta Cargo employs more than 1,750 employees worldwide and has the ability to move freight on a mainline passenger fleet of more than 700 aircraft. Delta Cargo offers customers the choice between three major domestic products, DASH, DASHHeavy, and Standard, as well as five SkyTeam international products. In addition, Delta Cargo offers a variety of specialty products, including its industry-leading Delta Cares product. Delta Cargo is committed to a number of charitable organizations worldwide and is a proud supporter of Art for Africa™.


Watch!, the official magazine of CBS Television, offers entertaining, enlightening and articulate editorial coverage of the programming and personalities affiliated with CBS and its vast array of properties, including the CW Network, Showtime, Simon & Schuster and CBS’ growing website portfolio.

The Plum Network

Plum Network magazines combine luxury lifestyle with a smart, provocative, and literary point of view while probing insight into the most successful and interesting people in the world. Lush, over-sized and visually stunning, the magazine celebrates art, architecture, sport, music, food & drink, fashions, new ideas, and trends.

Cocody Productions

Cocody Productions (pronounced Cocoa Dee) produces and provides music, promotional, and PR services to events showcasing art, music, film, non-profit activities, business, and fashion of Africa and the diaspora. Directors are Tunde Agboke and Jake Bright. Bright is Cocody's DJ and Music Director who has been featured several times by award winning series Afropop Worldwide.

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