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NAIROBI, Kenya — Buyers snapped up works for more than $200,000 at east Africa’s first commercial art auction, organizers said Wednesday, hailing the success of an event that highlighted the rise of the region’s art scene. With around 90 percent of the 47 works sold, the result of the auction in Kenya’s capital Nairobi was […]
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) – Apollo John Rwamparo speaks forlornly of the eight-legged stool, a symbol of authority for his ancient kingdom in Uganda, now glimpsed through a glass barrier at a museum thousands of miles away in Britain. The wooden stool is permanently exhibited at the University of Oxford, one of at least 279 objects there […]
BERLIN – Jeschke van Vliet Auctions will offer a huge collection of modern illustrated books, Pop Art, travel, historical photography, natural science and vintage prints on Friday, Dec. 6. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Authorities in Tanzania plan an auction of 3.5 tons of hippo teeth next week, drawing criticism from conservation groups who say the sale could encourage increased killing of the vulnerable species for its body parts.