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]

27 janvier 2020

DALTON SOMARÉ, Stand 101d at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Male figure, Baule people, Ivory Coast, late 19th century. Wood, glass beads and brass. H 48 cm. © Dalton Somaré. Provenance: René Rasmussen collection, Paris; Countess de Marotte collection, France; Galerie Alain de Monbrison, Paris; Allan Stone collection, New York. Janus guardian figure, Kota-Obamba, Gabon, mid 19th century. Wood, brass, copper and iron. H 62 cm. © Dalton Somaré.   Provenance: private collection, Corsica; Galerie Bernard Dulon; private collection, Paris.
26 janvier 2020

GALERIE SCHOFFEL DE FABRY, Stand 48a at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Agni maternity figure, Ivory Coast, Lagoon regions, 19th century. Wood and beads. H 40 cm. © Galerie Schoffel de Fabry. Provenance: private American collection, acquired in Saint-Germain-des-Prés in 1969. Kinnara statue, half man half bird, Kalimantan Timur, Borneo Island, Indonesia, 2nd-3rd century AD (dating to C14). Ironwood 'Eusideroxylon zwageri'. H 65 cm. © Galerie Schoffel de Fabry. Monkey mask, Dan people, Guinea, Ivory Coast, 19th century. Wood, teeth and metal. H 22 cm. © Galerie Schoffel de Fabry. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020

ADRIAN SCHLAG, Stand 107c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Baàthil head, Lobi people, Burkina Faso, C-14 Datation, 18th century. Wood, sacrificial patina. © Adrian Schlag Provenance: collection Helmut Zake, Heidelberg; probably collected by Stuttgart. Literature: Dr. K-F. Schaedler, 'Lexikon der Afrikanischen Kunst und Kultuur', Klinkhard & Biermann, Munich, 1994. Ceremonial ladle (Wakemia or Wunkirmian), Civilization Dan, Ivory Coast, end 19th century, early 20th century. Wood. H 54 cm. © Adrian Schlag. Provenance: acquired in situ in the 1970s by a French medicin; thence in the... [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]
24 janvier 2020

CHARLES-WESLEY HOURDÉ, Stand 72b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Two zoomorphic masks, Bamana people, Mali, late 19th century. Wood. H 38 cm and 45 cm. © Charles-Wesley Hourdé. Fatoumata Diabaté (Bakamo, 1980), Le vieux, 2013. Pigment print on Museum natural silk 300g paper, mounted on aluminium, 100 x 66.5 cm. Edition of 5. © Charles-Wesley Hourdé. Helm mask, Senufo people, Ivory Coast, late 19th century. Wood. L 40 cm. © Charles-Wesley Hourdé.

30 novembre 2019

Arts of Africa, the Americas and Indonesia at Sotheby's Paris

Lot 70. “Grebo” mask, Ivory Coast, from the former Vérité collection, wood and pigments haut. 74 cm ; 29 1/8 in. Estimate: €200,000-€300,000. © Sotheby's. Paris - On 4 December, Sotheby’s will present a new sale dedicated to African art, complemented with a selection of works from America and Indonesia. Oceania, a sale dedicated exclusively to Oceanic art, will also take place at Sotheby’s on the same day. This select group of 66 lots will bring together works chosen for their aesthetic and powerful forms,... [Lire la suite]
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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14 janvier 2019

Attributed to the 'Master of beautiful breasts', Attie, Lagoon area, Ivory Coast, 19th century

Attributed to the 'Master of beautiful breasts', Attie, Lagoon area, Ivory Coast, 19th century. Wood, 40 cm. © Lucas Ratton at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Stand 604. Provenance: Probably in William O. Oldman's collection (1879-1949), London; Formerly in Armand Trampitsch's collection (1893-1975), Paris; Formerly in Georges F. Keller's collection (1899-1981), Paris; Formerly in Paolo Morigi's collection, Lugano; Formerly in Rudolf and Leonore Blum's collection, USA, acquired from Paolo Morigi in 1989; Formerly... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2019

Montagut Gallery at BRAFA 2019, Stand 14d

Yaouré Mask, Yaouré people, Ivory Coast. Wood, traces of vegetable pigments. H 31 cm. © Montagut Gallery at BRAFA 2019, Stand 14d.  Provenance: Sommaruga collection, Bellinzona, Switzerland. Literature: K. Blixen, 'La mia Africa, sculture dell Africa Nere', Olivetti, Milano, 1981. Songye Statue, Songye people, Democratic Republic of Congo. Wood, metal, fetish material, fabric. H 49 cm. © Montagut Gallery at BRAFA 2019, Stand 14d.  Provenance: collection Karel... [Lire la suite]