08 octobre 2019

Christie's France to offer masterpieces from Africa, Oceania and North America

  Lot 26. The Helena Rubinstein Baule mask. Masque-Portrait Baoulé, Ndoma, Côte d'Ivoire. Hauteur : 24.5 cm. (9 5/8 in.). Estimate EUR 300,000 - EUR 500,000 (USD 329,679 - USD 549,465). © Christie’s Images Ltd, 2019.  PARIS.- Christie’s announced their fall sale season with two important sales in Paris. The Avant-Garde sale will feature several major African masterworks offered alongside works of Modern and Post-War Art on October 17, coinciding with the opening of Foire... [Lire la suite]

26 septembre 2019

Exhibition offers a different perspective of African ceramics from the collection of Franz, Duke of Bavaria

Magdalene Odundo (geb. 1950), Asymmetrical Series, Kenya/Great Britain, 2017. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum (H. Rohrer) MUNICH.- In July 2017, the extraordinarily diverse, exquisite, and extensive collection of African ceramics from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century from the collection of Franz, Duke of Bavaria was given as a donation and a permanent loan to Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum. It consists of ceramic vessels and figures, spanning a vast region of the African continent.... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2019

Over 60 internationally known dealers to participate in this year's Parcours des Mondes

  Lucas Ratton, Exposition "Baoulé", Côte d'Ivoire. © Vincent Girier Dufournier PARIS.- The Parcours des Mondes will be celebrating its 18th anniversary from September 10th through 15th this year. It is the world’s largest show of tribal, Asian and archaeological art, and over sixty dealers will gather in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood in Paris to participate in it. The unique multiple-venue fair has become a central event in the launching of the post-summer season,... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2019

Art of Ghana at High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Akan Artist, Ghana, “Double-Figured Staff Finial”, Late 19th–early 20th century. Wood, brass tacks, white beads, and fiber,19 1/2 × 1 3/4 × 1 3/4 inches. Purchase with funds from Fred and Rita Richman,2009.25, High Museum of Art, Atlanta. © High Museum of Art, Atlanta. This finial was once situated atop a staff that was used as a portable shrine to commemorate ancestors. In Akan culture, ancestors look over their descendents and promote their well-being. The upper, bearded figure represents... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2019

Art of Ivory Coast at High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Senufo Artist, Ivory Coast, “Female Figure”, 19th century. Wood, 11 3/8 × 3 1/4 × 2 1/2 inches (28.9 cm × 8.3 cm × 6.4 cm), Fred and Rita Richman Collection: 2002.283, High Museum of Art, Atlanta. © High Museum of Art, Atlanta. As intercessors to the spirit world, Senufo diviners use sculptures like this one to secure ancestral blessings. The beauty of these sculptures reflects the stature and prestige of diviners and their clients. This figure’s upright posture communicates a... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2019

Art of Angola High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Chokwe Artist, Angola,“Mask”, 20th century. Wood, fiber, metal, and pigment, 10 inches, Fred and Rita Richman Collection, 2002.294, High Museum of Art, Atlanta. © High Museum of Art, Atlanta. In Chokwe communities of the southern savannah region of central Africa, ancestral spirits known as makishi return to this world as animate beings to instruct the living. During the initiations of young men, makishi take the form of masks to transmit knowledge from generation to generation. Today... [Lire la suite]
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05 juillet 2019

Art of Cameroon at High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Bamileke Artist, Cameroon, “Elephant Headdress”, 19th century.  Glass beads, wood, cloth, and raffia,  17 1/2 x 23 3/8 x 20 1/8 inches. Purchase through funds provided by patrons of the Second Annual Collectors Evening, 2011.  2011.1, High Museum of Art, Atlanta. © High Museum of Art, Atlanta. During the nineteenth century, when this work was made, elephant masks were among the most prestigious of all the masquerades performed by groups of wealthy, titled men in the... [Lire la suite]
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05 juillet 2019

Baga Artist, Guinea, “Male and Female D’mba Figures”, 19th century

Baga Artist, Guinea, “Male and Female D’mba Figures”, 19th century. Wood, 26 inches,Fred and Rita Richman Collection, 2002.284.1-2, High Museum of Art, Atlanta. © High Museum of Art, Atlanta. These two d’mba figures share the same profiles as the headdresses of the masquerades performed during Baga weddings and on other joyous occasions. For the Baga people living on the small tropical islands of coastal Guinea, d’mba is an abstract concept encompassing all that is good and beautiful in... [Lire la suite]
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04 juillet 2019

Burkina Faso Art at High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Bura Artist, Burkina Faso,“Vessel”, 13th century. Terracotta, 16 x 5 inches. Gift of Harriet and Eugene Becker, 2004.240, High Museum of Art, Atlanta. © High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Located along the Niger River in present-day Niger and Mali, the ancient sites of the Bura culture have been excavated by researchers and found to include areas dedicated to burials and other rituals as well as zones used for habitation. Some of the most striking discoveries involved the unearthing of huge... [Lire la suite]
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02 juillet 2019

Art of Democratic Republic of the Congo at High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Metoko Artist, Democratic Republic of the Congo, “Male and Female Figures”, 19th century. Wood, 16.25 inches, Fred and Rita Richman Collection, 2002.308.1-2, High Museum of Art, Atlanta. © High Museum of Art, Atlanta In Metoko societies, paired male and female figures representing husband and wife were used in initiation rites to confer the status of kasimbi, one of the highest ranks within the association called Bukota, whose membership included both men and women.  The... [Lire la suite]