February 21, 2007
SUNSET AUCTION CO.
April 21, 2007
SUNSET AUCTION CO. OF MIAMI SET TO OFFER OVER 200 LOTS OF AFRICAN ART AND ARTIFACTS FROM A SINGLE LIVING ESTATE
MIAMI, FL - Items from the largest quality African art collection in Southwest Florida will cross the block at Sunset Auction on April 21 in Miami.
A long term program of inventory reduction by a longtime collector and dealer in African art and artifacts will give private collectors the opportunity to acquire some of the best examples of African items with values across the board at Sunset Auction’s April 21 sale scheduled for the Miami Elk’s Lodge on Sunset Dr. There will be no additions to the sale.
Auction owner Bryan Kinsley held the first auction at Sunset in January 2003. Since then the auction house has offered twelve to eighteen general sales each year including a monthly antiques and collectibles sale as well as onsite estate sales and business liquidations. This will be among Sunset’s first tightly focused specialty sales and it is expected to attract local and international individual bidders as well as African culture museums and art dealers but Kinsley states there will be something for every interested collector. The inventory will consist of 225 – 250 pieces ranging from Antique and Museum Grade artifacts to very high quality Contemporary works. It will feature art from Mali, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Burkina Fasso, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo and more.
Included in the inventory will be statues, carvings, mask, furniture, lamps, musical instruments, Zimbabwe stone statues, mud cloth wall hangings, doors, bronze, pottery and a hut post and ladder among others garnered from all over Africa, including items from the Yoruba, Baule, Bobo, Mossi and Ashanti tribes.
The Elk’s Lodge facility, located at 10301 Sunset Dr, Miami, has seating for around 200 but there will be no advance reservations for seats. There will be food available freshly prepared by the Elk’s Club and a full bar will be offered.
Kinsley will be accepting absentee bids prior to the opening of bidding at 12:00PM on April 21 and the auction will be carried live online in its entirety by Proxibid for online bidding. Preview of the auction inventory will be from 11:00AM to 12:00PM on the day of the sale until the opening bid and catalogs will be available. For more information call Bryan Kinsley at Sunset Auction at (305) 926-8864, email at AuctionGuy@bellsouth.com or visit the website at www.sunsetauctionco.com for information and driving directions.
Fred & Gail Taylor
PHOTO AND PHOTO CAPTIONS FOR SUNSET AUCTION COMPANY’S AFRICAN SALE APRIL 21, 2007.
Baule female statue Assie Ossou, approximately 60in tall.
Guro mask with bird on a display of spears, 50in tall.
Bam Bara mask, 15in.
Male Tam Ba statue, 60in tall.
Guro small elephant mask, 15in.
Senufo woman statuette, 19in tall.