17 février 2020

Palmer Museum of Art premieres brilliant exhibition of African art

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.- The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State opened its first major exhibition for the 2020 season, African Brilliance: A Diplomat’s Sixty Years of Collecting. The exhibition showcases more than eighty works from East, Central, and West Africa collected over six decades by retired U.S. Ambassador Allen C. Davis. The show is accompanied by a rich array of free programming, including a lecture series, noontime gallery talks, and family-friendly art activities that will take place throughout the semester. ... [Lire la suite]

25 janvier 2020

MONTAGUT GALLERY, Stand 14d at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Mask, Dan people,Ivory Coast, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood. H 22 cm. © Galerie Guilhem Montagut. Provenance: collected post-war in the Sipilou region of the Ivory Coast. Lubuko divination drumstick, Middle Luvua workshop, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, H 17 cm. © Galerie Guilhem Montagut. Provenance: collection of Ben Tursch, Belgium; Entwistle collection, London; collection of Javier Lentini, Barcelona. Literature: Luba, Dapper Museum, Paris, 1993, p. 47. Exhibition: Luba,... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

GRUSENMEYER - WOLINER, Stand 123b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Female figure, Chokwe people, Angola, 19th century. Wood. H 40 cm. © Grusenmeyer-Woliner Provenance: Galerie Pierre Dartevelle; private collection, Belgium. Literature: M. Jordán, 'Chokwe! Art and Initiation Among Chokwe and Related Peoples', Birmingham Museum of Art, Munich, Prestel, 1998. Ancestor figure, Singiti, Niembo-Hemba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century. Wood. H 70cm. © Grusenmeyer-Woliner.   Provenance: Pierre Loeb collection, Paris; Pierre and Claude Vérité, Paris. Exhibitions: African... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

PIERRE DARTEVELLE, Stand 18d at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

  Ancestor figure, with characteristic tattoos, from the G16 classification, Bembe people, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th century. Wood, eyes inlaid. H 21 cm. © Galerie Pierre Dartevelle.   Spear, former treasure of a Luba king, Luba people, Republic Democratic of the Congo, late 19th century. Wood, metal. H 133 cm. © Galerie Pierre Dartevelle.   Comb, Chokwe people, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century. Wood. H 15 cm. © Galerie Pierre Dartevelle. Provenance: private collection,... [Lire la suite]
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]
12 janvier 2019

Claes Gallery at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Stand 601

Bakongo Statue, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Late 19th century. Wood, metal, pigments and vegetal fibres. Height 53 cm (20.9 in.). © Claes Gallery at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Stand 601. Provenance: Max Itzikovitz, France. Exhibited: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, California, September 2011-August 2013; San Francisco, De Young Museum, 'Embodiments. Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture', 31 January - 5 July 2015. Songye Kifwebe... [Lire la suite]

05 janvier 2019

Bernard de Grunne Tribal Fine Arts at BRAFA 2019, Stand 32c

Kongo chief’s bell, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1800 AD. Wood, mirror. H 19 cm. © Bernard de Grunne Tribal Fine Arts at BRAFA 2019, Stand 32c. Provenance: J.J. Klejman, New York, circa 1960. Exhibition: Power and Majesty: the Art of the Kongo Masters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 16 September 2015-31 January 2016. Dinka seated feminine statue, Soudan, between 1666-1885 AD (CIRAM 0713-OA-158R). Wood. H 52 cm. © Bernard de Grunne Tribal Fine Arts at BRAFA 2019,... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2019

Yann Ferrandin at BRAFA 2019, Stand 88d

Dan ritual mask, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Dan culture, 19th century. Carved wood, thick dark brown patina, reddish brown shine. H 24.5 cm. © Yann Ferrandin at BRAFA 2019, Stand 88d. Provenance: collection of Henri Hoppenot (1891-1977), French diplomat and senior civil servant, and Hélène Hoppenot (née Delacour, 1894-1990), diarist, author and photographer; private collection, France. Maternity Dondo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dondo culture, 19th century. Carved wood, thick inlaid patina... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2019

Pierre Dartevelle at BRAFA 2019, Stand 21c

Statue of an armed warrior ancestor Wipong, Nigeria, Jukun Kingdom, from 14th to 18th century. Wood. H 70 cm. © Pierre Dartevelle at BRAFA 2019, Stand 21c. Provenance: collection Durant-Dessert, France Representation of a female heiress, Mali, Bandiagara escarpment, Tellem people, 17th century. Wood. H 29.8 cm. © Pierre Dartevelle at BRAFA 2019, Stand 21c. Provenance: private collection Monzino, Milan. Songye, Kalewbe group, figure of power, Democratic Republic of the... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2018

Didier Claes at BRAFA 2019, Stand 95d

Baule Mask, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, late 19th century. Wood, pigments. H 33 cm. © Didier Claes at BRAFA 2019, Stand 95d. Provenance: collection André Derain, Paris; collection Renou et Colle, Paris; private collection, Rouen, 1975 Lele comb, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th century. Wood. H 24 cm. © Didier Claes at BRAFA 2019, Stand 95d. Provenance: Nelly Van den Abeele collection, Brussels, 2003 Literature: Uzuri Wa Dunia, Belgian Treasures, exhibition catalogue Bruneaf,... [Lire la suite]