​African Art owned by Liliane and Michel Durand-Dessert

On 27 June Christie’s in Paris will offer 105 African art treasures from the celebrated collection of Liliane and Michel Durand-Dessert, assembled over the course of more than 30 years

Liliane and Michel Durand-Dessert built their collection of African art over the course of 30 years, and the rich variety of objects and forms represented in the 105 pieces offered at Christie’s in Paris on 27 June represents a significant moment for the market. This is not only because of the analytical and original approach the couple applied in each acquisition, but also because of their visionary take on exhibiting the most radical 20th-century art in their gallery, which was the subject of a 2004 retrospective organised by the Museum of Grenoble.

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