William Rubin Kota

The most expensive African work of art ever sold at Christie’s France is a 19th century. Wood, brass, copper, iron, 66cm tall sculpture, from Gabon which went out for a sum of €5.5m in Paris on the 23rd of June 2015. Accordingly it has become the third most valuable art ever auctioned.The finely carved Kota figure comes from the collection of William Rubin, the former director of painting and sculpture at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).The William Rubin Kota, like no other sculpture, embodies the aesthetic principles that informed Picasso in the creation of Cubism.

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