28 janvier 2019

"Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa" at The Block Museum of Art

EVANSTON, Ill. - An ambitious new exhibition will showcase the splendor and power of the lost kingdoms and commercial centers of Africa, using centuries-old artifacts from sites around the Sahara Desert and artwork from West and North Africa, Europe and the Middle East that reveal the reach of Saharan networks, in a firstof-its-kind show that will open in January. The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University’s “Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture and Exchange Across Medieval Saharan Africa” is the first major... [Lire la suite]

14 décembre 2018

Cimier ciwara, Bamana, Mali

Lot 177. Cimier ciwara, Bamana, Mali; haut. 65 cm ; 25 1/2 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 EUR. Lot Sold: 693,000 €. © Sotheby's.  Provenance: Collection Gaston de Havenon (1904-1993), New YorkTransmis par descendanceQuay (de) et Lombrail, Paris, Collection Gaston de Havenon, 30 juin 1994, n° 11Collection André Schoeller (1930-2015), Paris, acquis lors de cette venteCollection privée, Paris , acquis en 2002. Exhibited: Washington D.C., Museum of African... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2017

Masque Dogon, Mali

Lot 22. Masque Dogon, Mali. Estimation: 3 000 / 5 000 €. Photo Cornette de Saint-Cyr.  Bois. H. 32 cm Masque « singe noir » Dege classique au front marqué de quatre bandes horizontales. Il apparaitrait dans les danses telles que les dama et celles du sigui. On notera la dureté du bois et la patine croûteuse. Petits accidents visibles.  Provenance : - Ancienne collection privée, aurait été acquis chez Christie’s Amsterdam dans les années 1990 - Collection privée Européenne Arts... [Lire la suite]
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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]

03 avril 2017

Rare African Dogon mask returns to Paris

Dogon mask, Mali. Height 57 cm (22½ in). Estimate €2,500,000-3,500,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. PARIS - ‘This is an incredibly exciting moment for the art market and Paris to witness the return of an iconic masterpiece,’ says Susan Kloman, Christie’s International Head of African and Oceanic Art, of the exceptional Rasmussen-de Havenon Dogon mask, to be auctioned for only the second time in history on 4 April at Christie’s Paris. Held in private hands for more than 20 years, the mask is an iconic... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2017

Sotheby's sale offers an improbable array of curious objects

Lot 3027. An Impressive Allosaurus Dinosaur Skull, Late Jurassic Period, Wyoming, USA, approx. 79.8cm. Est. HK$2.2 – 2.8 million / US$284,000 – 361,000. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present Curiosity III on 4 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sale offers a total of 76 lots estimated in excess of HK$50 million / US$6.4 million *. Curiosity III features a gathering of objects formed by nature and man-made, a cross between the Western cabinet of curiosities and... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2017

A Dogon masterpiece to be offered at Christie's Paris

The Rasmussen-de Havenon Dogon mask, Mali, 17th-18th century. Estimate: €2,500,000-3,500,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. PARIS.- Christie’s France will offer at auction on 4th April, the Rasmussen-de Havenon Dogon mask which stayed in private hands for more than twenty years. This exceptional mask was discovered in the 1950s through a network of African merchants, including Mamadou Sylla in Bamako, one of the most important amongst them. In the mid-1950s, Sylla sold it to one of the most significant merchant of the... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2016

World art revealed at Tribal Art London

Beaded crowns at Joss Graham. Photo: Courtesy David Godfrey Images. LONDON.- The UK’s only non-Western art fair, Tribal Art London, opens its third annual staging at Mall Galleries, London SW1 this year, from 1 to 4 September. Devoted exclusively to showing fine and original purpose works of art from world cultures, Tribal Art London is now extended to five days, including an invitation-only Preview on 31 August. The Organisers are excited to welcome a number of important international galleries as new... [Lire la suite]