02 août 2017

Tribal Art London fair announces highlights from its 2017 edition

  LONDON.- Tribal Art London opens the busy autumn fairs season in the UK’s capital city. Celebrating 10 years, and with 23 exhibitors it’s largest-ever iteration, Tribal Art London is the UK’s most important focal point in this field. It has stamped its mark on the international fair circuit by offering an exciting diversity of works for sale. With works priced from the low hundreds to over £20,000, the fair attracts collectors new and seasoned. Taking place a week prior to Parcours des Mondes Paris, the event... [Lire la suite]

18 juillet 2017

"LA PIERRE SACRÉE DES MĀORI" au Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

La Pierre sacrée des Maori : Affiche PARIS - L’or vert de Nouvelle-Zélande, pounamu en langue māori, est mis à l’honneur au musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac du 23 mai au 1er octobre 2017. Conçue par le musée de Nouvelle-Zélande Te Papa Tongarewa et l’iwi Ngāi Tahu, l’exposition LA PIERRE SACRÉE DES MĀORI met en lumière les très riches collections du musée néo-zélandais. La pierre verte se trouve essentiellement au sud-ouest de l’archipel, dans un territoire protégé, bordé de glaciers et de fjords. L’or vert de... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2017

Christie's sale features twelve masterworks of African Art

Lot 6. A Dogon N’Duleri, Primordial Maternity Group, circa 1652-1822, Mali. Wood. Height: 15 ½ in. (39.4 cm). Estimate: $1,500,000-2,500,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces the sale Timeless: Masterworks of African Art will take place on May 19 in New York. This exceptional sale features twelve masterworks of African Art and the exhibition and auction will coincide with Christie’s 20th Century Week sales. Celebrating the diversity of form and innovation of African artistry, from... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

Tambaran Gallery at TEFAF New York Spring 2017

Bwami Mask,  Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lega, 19th century. Wood, Kaolin. Height 29.2 cm. Courtesy Tambaran Gallery Provenance: Collection Joseph Herman, Suffolk  Sulka Headdress Helmet With Dog On Top, New Britain Island, South Pacific, 19th century. Wood with pigments. Courtesy Tambaran Gallery  Provenance: Ex Ithica State College Museum, New York Dan Go Ge Mask, Ivory Coast, late 19 century. Wood and fiber. Height 20.3... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2017

A Large Nose Apouema Mask Said To Represent The Deceased High Chief, Kanak, North New Caledonia, Melanesia, Oceania, 19th c.

A Large Nose Apouema Mask Said To Represent The Deceased High Chief, Kanak, North New Caledonia, Melanesia, Oceania, 19th century. Wood, human hair, bamboo, cane, vegetable fiber and trade cloth, the face of the mask is stained black with a concoction made from the burnt nut of the Bancoul tree (Aleurites moluccana), the Candle Nut. Height 42 cm. Photo courtesy Galerie Meyer Oceanic & Eskimo Art. This type of mask was first recorded by the French botanist and explorer Jacques-J.H. de... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2017

Galerie Jacques Germain at TEFAF New York Spring 2017

Kota, Obamba peoples, Reliquary Figure (Ngulu), Gabon, region of Franceville, late 19th century. Wood, copper, brass and indigenous repairs. Height 48 cm. Photo courtesy Galerie Jacques Germain Provenance: Private collection, France  Guro, Bété peoples, Face Mask (Gyé), Ivory Coast, central region, 19th century. Patinated wood, string and iron. Height 26 cm.  Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Pierre Laprugne, Paris Bété peoples, Face mask (gyé), Ivory... [Lire la suite]

03 avril 2017

Rare African Dogon mask returns to Paris

Dogon mask, Mali. Height 57 cm (22½ in). Estimate €2,500,000-3,500,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. PARIS - ‘This is an incredibly exciting moment for the art market and Paris to witness the return of an iconic masterpiece,’ says Susan Kloman, Christie’s International Head of African and Oceanic Art, of the exceptional Rasmussen-de Havenon Dogon mask, to be auctioned for only the second time in history on 4 April at Christie’s Paris. Held in private hands for more than 20 years, the mask is an iconic... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2017

Songye Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Songye Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Wood, mixed material. Height 80 cm. © Galerie Didier Claes Provenance: Hans Himmelheber, 1930; private collection, Belgium Literature: François Neyt, La redoutable statuaire Songye d’Afrique centrale, Antwerp 2004, ill. 203, p. 239; Uzuri wa Dunia. Belgian Treasures, exh. cat., Brussels 2015, pp. 148-149 Exhibition: Brussels, Uzuri wa Dunia. Belgian Treasures, June 2015 Galerie Didier Claes. TEFAF Maastricht 2017. Stand 126
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26 mars 2017

Songye. (R.D. du Congo), Songye. (R.D. du Congo), Fétiche anthropomorphe

Lot 148. Songye. (R.D. du Congo), Fétiche anthropomorphe. Bois. H. 48 cm hors plumes. Estimation 4 000 - 6 000 €. Prix réalisé 102 068 €. Photo Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Fétiche anthropomorphe debout sur des pieds puissants, mains reposant de part et d’autre de l’abdomen. La tête surmontée d’une projection (peut-être une corne) recouverte d’une matière fétiche et de plumes présente les caractéristiques du style. Les cavités orbitales sont garnies de cauris créant un regard, le nez et les tempes sont recouverts... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2017

A Dogon masterpiece to be offered at Christie's Paris

The Rasmussen-de Havenon Dogon mask, Mali, 17th-18th century. Estimate: €2,500,000-3,500,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. PARIS.- Christie’s France will offer at auction on 4th April, the Rasmussen-de Havenon Dogon mask which stayed in private hands for more than twenty years. This exceptional mask was discovered in the 1950s through a network of African merchants, including Mamadou Sylla in Bamako, one of the most important amongst them. In the mid-1950s, Sylla sold it to one of the most significant merchant of the... [Lire la suite]
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