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]
29 décembre 2018

Grusenmeyer-Woliner at BRAFA 2019, Stand 97d

Torso of Buddha, Gupta period, 5th-6th century, Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, possibly the Sarnath region. Sandstone. H 75 cm. © Grusenmeyer-Woliner at BRAFA 2019, Stand 97d.  Provenance: Zen Oriental Art Gallery, Brussels; private collection, March 2000.  Mummy mask, Egypt, Ptolemaic period, 305-30 BC. Polychrome and gilt cartonnage. H 44 cm. © Grusenmeyer-Woliner at BRAFA 2019, Stand 97d.   Provenance: private collection, January 1998. Literature: S.... [Lire la suite]
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]
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]
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]