28 mai 2009

La Collection Guimiot et Domitilla de Grunne d'Art Premier @ Sotheby's Paris

Masque, Fang, Gabon. Estimate: 70,000—100,000 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's PARIS.- The success of the sales of African & Oceanic Art in New York on May 15 shows that collectors' interest in rare objects in this field remains strong whatever the price-level. The two auctions – devoted to the Renée & Chaïm Gross Collection and items of varied provenance – totalled $10.5m, and yielded several world record prices. On 17 June 2009 Sotheby’s France will present an exceptional sale of tribal art, featuring the personal collection of... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2009

Sotheby's New York Sales of African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art Total $10,582,129

Important Nayarit Seated Couple in the Ixtlán del Rio Polychrome Style from the Protoclassic period, ca. 100 B.C-A.D. 250 (est. $250/350,000) sold for $314,500. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Last Friday, before a crowded saleroom of international clients, Sotheby’s two sales of African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian art brought a combined total of $10,582,129. The morning single-owner sale of The Sculptor’s Eye: African and Oceanic Art from the Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation surpassed the high estimate to bring... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2009

Sotheby's Sale of American Indian Art to be Held May 20

Tlingit Polychromed Wood Comb (est. $60/80,000). Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s annual sale of American Indian Art, including Property from the Collection of Frieda and Milton Rosenthal in New York will take place on May 20, 2009. The sale will feature several distinguished private collections, among them: The Estate of Herbert Wellington; Property from the Collection of Morton and Estelle Sosland, sold to benefit the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation; Property from the Evan Maurer-Naomi Margolis Collection;... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2009

Sotheby's to Offer African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art

Important Nayarit Seated Couple in the Ixtlán del Rio Polychrome Style from the Protoclassic period, ca. 100 B.C-A.D. 250 (est. $250/350,000). Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s spring sale of African, Oceanic and Pre Columbian Art will be held on May 15, 2009, and will offer collectors a selection of tribal arts from important American and international private collections. The sale will comprise an especially rich offering of Oceanic works of art, several of which are the best of their kind. Works from the sale will be... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2009

Vente d'art premier chez Claude Aguttes SVV, Vendredi 17 avril

Yoruba, Nigeria. Objet en bois épousant la forme d’une boîte, diam. 56 cm (détail). Estimation : 45 000/55 000 €. Rare et importante statuette masculine debout de type moaï kavakava. Île de Pâques. Bois. H. : 49 cm Estimation : 10 000 / 15 000 € Rare mortier à tabac. Tshokwe. (Angola / R.D. du Congo). Ivoire. H. : 13,3 cm. Estimation : 4 500 / 6 000 € Exceptionnelle harpe anthropomorphe. Banda / Togbo. (R.D du Congo). Bois, cuir… H. : 55 cm (hors arc). Estimation : 20 000 / 30 000 € Superbe sceptre Oshe... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2008

Le LACMA acquiert une collection d'arts du Pacifique

apanui Male Ancestor Figure (moai kavakava) (detail), Easter Island, circa 1800, wood, bird bone, obsidian, traces of red pigment, 17 3/4 inches. Photo c 2008 Museum Associates/LACMA LOS ANGELES.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced the acquisition of one of the most significant private collections of Oceanic art assembled in the twentieth century. Representative of the wide range of arts from the Pacific regions and with historic provenance, the collection’s greatest strengths lie in the areas of Polynesia... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2008

"Benin—Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria" @ the Art Institute of Chicagoago

Box in the Shape of an Antelope Head (Orievbee), 18th century. Nigeria, Benin Kingdom; Edo. Ivory; 16.5 x 29 x 11.5 cm (6 1/2 x 11 3/8 x 4 1/2 in.). Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ethnologisches Museum CHICAGO.- Royal sculptures and regalia from the West African Kingdom of Benin are among the continent’s most historically important works of art. This summer, the Art Institute of Chicago will bring together more than 220 of these masterworks—from collections around the world—representing six centuries of Benin’s rich artistic... [Lire la suite]
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04 juillet 2008

Anthropomorphic amulet pendant «hei-tiki» - Maori, Neuseeland

Anthropomorphic amulet pendant «hei-tiki» - Maori, Neuseeland greenish nephrit («pounamu»), with milk-white inclusions, highly abstracted human shape, the head turned sideways, completed by a symmetrical body with handle-shaped arms and oval arranged legs, the eyes accentuated by red sealing-wax, strong traces of wear, eylet for support broken out, on small metal base; the original making of this charms can be ascribed to the protective deity «Hina», responsible for giving birth and female handcraft. The fertility amulets... [Lire la suite]
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04 juillet 2008

Ancestor skull «ndambirkus» - Asmat, Papua-Neuguinea

Ancestor skull «ndambirkus» - Asmat, Papua-Neuguinea bone, polished, the eye-sockets were filled with a blackish mass which was also used to remodel the nose, grey seeds of Job's-tear grass («Coix lacryma-jobi») in dense rows stuck into the material, the lower jaw backside decorated with a string of threaded Job's tears and feathers, additonal: necklace of cord material with vertebra bone attached; the men always used to carry the skulls with them, in order to keep in touch with the ancestors. When sleeping they were used as... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2008

États-Unis, Alaska, Kuskokvim River, seconde moitié du XIXe siècle. Masque yupi’k

États-Unis, Alaska, Kuskokvim River, seconde moitié du XIXe siècle. Masque yupi’k, bois sculpté, pigments, plumes, h. totale 65 cm.Estimation : 180 000/220 000 €. De temps immémorial, l’homme, dépendant pour sa survie d’une nature à la fois nourricière et hostile, essaie de donner un sens sacré à son environnement. La référence aux mythes fondateurs permet d’organiser l’environnement quotidien, de justifier les évènements - du rythme des saisons aux catastrophes et autres phénomènes inexpliqués. Dans les civilisations... [Lire la suite]
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