Sotheby’s is delighted to announce the auction of the second (and last) volume of The Collection of Allan Stone on May 16 in New York. Following the success of Volume One, which was met with enthusiastic interest by an unprecedented number of art collectors from North and South America, Europe, and Asia in November 2013, Volume Two will feature a selection of African, Pre-Columbian, and American Indian Art of comparable quality, number and variety to the first offering.
The legendary contemporary art dealer Allan Stone acquired his first African artwork in 1955, and over the next 50 years built one of the most important private collections in the world of arts from primary cultures. Many of the works offered have been featured extensively in museum exhibitions and important publications. The collection is best known for its strong holdings of Songye Power Figures and Kongo Nail Power Figures from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and is the largest private collection in the world of these extremely rare works.