Expired: African and Oceanic Art Auction on January 27
On January 27, Lempertz in Brussels will offer an unusually large number of lots in its winter sale, the particular strength of which will be Yoruba material from Nigeria. The most interesting group of pieces from the area comes from the collection of Jacques Vogelzang, one of the founders of the Vereniging Vrienden Etnografica (Friends of Tribal Art Association) in the Netherlands, and includes several fine ibeji twin figures. An oshe Shango dance wand presumed to date to the beginning of the nineteenth century; a veranda post attributed to the sculptor Areogun or to his son, Bandele; and a stool formerly in the Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection will be among other Yoruba artworks offered. Objects from Central Africa will include an Angolan nkanu architectural panel and a Congolese nkisi power figure, the latter collected by Robert Visser at the end of the nineteenth century. Oceanic art enthusiasts will be tempted by four korwar figures from Western New Guinea, as well as by a Lake Sentani figure illustrated in the Museum of Primitive Art’s 1959 publication The Art of Lake Sentani.
Zemanek-Münster cordially invite you to their Charity-Auction on the 31st of January 2015 the proceeds of which will be given to the "Förderverein Kinderpalliativzentrum München e.V.", an association that was founded in 2010 to support the Children’s Palliative Center Munich, with the aim to provide comprehensive palliative care for children. About 300 selected masks and figures from the estate of the private Munich collection Dr. Vera and Dr. Wolfgang Nerlich will be auctioned. Auction's catalogue is now available online.
Visit Melbourne Museum from 9 April until 10 August 2014 and discover the Aztecs’ ingenious agricultural technology, bustling trade and array of gods. There are stories of war, the arrival of Spanish explorers, how Cortés the conquistador met Moctezuma the Aztec ruler, and human sacrifice. Aztecs was developed by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in partnership with the National Council for Culture and the Arts - National Institute of Anthropology and History - Mexico, the Australian Museum and Museum Victoria.
Expired: L'éclat des ombres
The Radiance of Shadows: Black and White Art of the Solomon Islands will bring a rich collection of these Solomons artworks to the musée du quai Branly from November 18, 2014, to February 1, 2015. Luminosity and iridescence are omnipresent in the maritime environment of the Solomon Islands, a Pacific archipelago of more than 900 islands that harbors vast cultural diversity. The natural contrast of light and dark there is often associated with the “Shadows,” the powerful spirits of the dead. By reproducing the visual effects of their environment in art objects, the living seek to give material expression to the relations they enjoy with these supernatural beings, and through these remarkable objects, the presence of ancestors manifests itself to help men achieve success in their enterprises, whether building a house for the chief or a canoe to sail the seas. Objects relating to headhunting, fishing, harvest, initiation, marriage, funerary rites, and so on are all rooted in this aesthetic.
Expired: Joyce Mansour, poétesse et collectionneuse
From November 18 through February 1, 2015, the Musée du Quai Branly’s Atelier Aublet will host an installation devoted to Joyce Mansour (1928–1986). A poetess without boundaries and of Egyptian origin, she was close to the surrealist scene and erupted on the Parisian avantgarde in 1953. The exhibition, conceived of by Philippe Dagen, consists of photographs by this peerless woman, as well as of the artworks that she surrounded herself with. These include artifacts with symbolic value that she created herself in the manner of André Breton, with whom she had close ties, as well as tribal artworks, especially from the South Seas, of the kind that were so cherished by the surrealists.
Expired: Throckmorton Fine Art at The Winter Antiques Show
Throckmorton Fine Arts is presenting an important selection of Pre-Columbian art and artifacts at the 61st Annual Winter Antiques Show. (www.winterantiquesshow.com). This is the gallery’s 29th year participating in New York’s best known art fair. Among prized examples of Pre-Columbian art at the Throckmorton stand is a Mayan Middle Classic Mosaic Mask, dating to 600-900 CE. The striking Jade Mask measures 3.5 inches. Another important find is a Teotihuacan Mask with a carved, stepped pyramid motif, dating to 250 450 CE. It is 8.5 inches high and is made of green marble. To discover more about it, please, visit the Gallery's website or come to New York for the 61st Annual Winter Antiques Show.
Expired: BRAFA 2015
BRAFA (Brussels Art Fair), Belgium’s foremost art, antiques, and antiquities show, will celebrate its sixtieth anniversary from January 24 until February 1 in its longstanding Tour and Taxis location. Eight dealers will represent Tribal Art: Didier Claes, Pierre Dartevelle, Bernard Dulon, Yann Ferrandin, Jacques Germain, Sarah de Monbrison, Judith Schoffel and Christophe de Fabry, and Serge Schoffel. These dealers’ rigor and sharp eyes augur well for aficionados and collectors, who will without a doubt find high-quality material in their displays representing varying perspectives. Jacques Germain will be presenting an important Gabonese n’dassa reliquary figure that was long exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago. Yann Ferrandin will focus on pieces that are rich in nuance but emanate power and elegance. Serge Schoffel will present a retrospective dedicated to Belgian sculptor Joseph Henrion (1936–1983), whose complex work, charged with symbolism, was heavily influenced by African art, both in terms of its subject matter and the artistic techniques he made use of.
Expired: Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone
“Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone” will be on view at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art through Aug. 17. The exhibition features some 70 artworks from the collection of William Siegmann (1943–2011) that survey the traditional arts of Liberia and Sierra Leone. Siegmann, a former curator of African art at the Brooklyn Museum, lived and worked in Liberia from 1965 to 1987. While there, he began collecting art from Liberia and Sierra Leone. Siegmann’s collection, particularly rich in masks, provides an overview of the region’s traditional art forms, including numerous objects used in men’s and women’s initiation associations, jewelry and prestige objects of cast brass and horn, small stone figures dating from the 15th to the 18th centuries, and woven and dyed textiles.
Expired: MAYAS, révélation d'un temps sans fin
The exhibition MAYAS, Revelation of an endless time presents objects from the majority of Maya territories and from the different periods that mark the extraordinary longevity of this civilisation, from the first archaeological remains (first millennium B.C.) until the present day. The Mayas have left to posterity cities with spectacular architecture, sculpture of great aesthetic development, remarkable frescoes, refined ceramic vases… The exhibition presents nearly 400 works of art – including bas-relief and high relief sculptures, ceramic containers, lapidary art in jade, grave figurines and artefacts, jewellery, colonial documents, textiles etc. On view at the musée du quai Branly as from October 7th until February 2nd, 2015.
Expired: Tribal & Textile Arts Show 2015
More than eighty of the world’s top tribal art specialists will once again showcase art, jewelry, antiques, and accessories from the most remote areas on the planet at the twenty-ninth annual San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show, held February 6– 8, 2015, at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion. Ranging from galleries that have been doing business for generations to dealers who launched their careers collecting in the field, the artwork offered here is always stimulating and represents some of the best to be found in North America. The gala opening reception on the evening of February 5 benefits the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and is a not-to-be-missed event that allows first access to the wide-ranging treasures that the show presents.