Sotheby’s will Offer The Robert Rubin Collection Of African Art at Auction in New York


NEW YORK, NY.- On 13 May 2011 Sotheby’s will offer The Robert Rubin Collection – one of the most important collections of African art to have appeared on the international market in recent years. Mr. Rubin (1934–2009) was a founding trustee of the Museum for African Art in New York and a major figure in the field. As a collector, he sought out only the finest examples from each region and tribe available at the time he was collecting. His highly selective collection of approximately 50 works reflects his extraordinary taste and discernment. Among the many highlights is a Dogon Nduleri Male Ancestor Figure by the Master of the Slanted Eyes, the companion to a female figure in the collection of the Musée du Louvre in Paris . The dramatically carved legs and knees of the elongated figure contribute to the dynamic rhythm of the