Located at the heart of New York City’s prestigious Upper East Side neighborhood, at the corner of Madison Avenue and 78 Street, Schweizer Premodern is a high-end art gallery focusing on major artworks of the premodern era from Africa, the Pacific and the Americas. Prior to founding Schweizer Premodern in 2015, Mr. Schweizer was Sotheby’s Head of African and Oceanic Art in New York from 2006–2015. During this time he had a tremendous impact on the African and Pacific Art market, selling in excess of $250 million worth of artworks in those fields. He has been instrumental in the creation of some of the finest private collections formed in the past decade, and has placed many important works in Europe’s and America’s leading art museums. He is credited with introducing new standards for scholarship in the market and re-contextualizing Premodern African and Pacific Art as universal art forms. In November 2014, he established Premodern African Art as one of the highest-value categories of sculpture: the sale of the Kunin Senufo Female Statue for $12 million set a new world record for African Art. Mr. Schweizer has made Premodern African and Pacific Art accessible to a vastly expanded audience and effectively spearheaded the transformation of a niche market into a major collecting category.
Bernard De Grunne
Bernard de Grunne has been immersed in the world of great tribal sculpture for more than 40 years as he actively accompanied his father Baudouin de Grunne in building one of the finest collection of Tribal art in Europe from 1968 to 1995. He studied the art of Congo under the legendary Dr. Albert Maesen Chief Curator of the Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren and has earned a Ph.D. in African Art History with Professor Robert Faris Thomson at Yale University in 1987. He became the worldwide head of the Tribal Art department at Sotheby's from 1987 to 1992. He started dealing for his own account in 1995 in African, Oceanic and Indonesian Tribal Art during which time he has acquired an international reputation for quality, scholarship and professionalism.
Pace African & Oceanic Art
Established in 1971, Pace Primitive is a tribal art gallery affiliated with The Pace Gallery. The gallery maintains an inventory of museum-quality African and Oceanic art. We are available in the New York area, and worldwide, for consultation in regards to acquisitions both private and at auction; insurance appraisals; and conservation. Director Carlo Bella has been with Pace since 1984 and became the director of Pace Primitive in 2002. He has worked with tribal art for nearly 30 years and has curated exhibitions worldwide. Carlo continues to cultivate his knowledge and passion of African and Oceanic art through his travels abroad. Pace Primitive is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA).
Galerie Alain Bovis
The gallery specializes in the ancient arts of Africa, Himalaya, Indonesia and Oceania. While Tribal Art is getting more and more attractive to collectors and art lovers, Alain Bovis, expert and passionate, is pursuing his search for rarities and major work of art. In his gallery, art lovers can learn about Tribal Art, make discoveries, appreciate frequent exhibitions and purchase masterworks. Beyond the excitement of discovering and the pleasure in acquiring, Alain Bovis will give you all information and guarantees.
Roberta Entwistle and Lance Entwistle have been dealing in the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas for over forty years, during which time they have acquired an unrivalled international reputation for quality and professionalism. They have been instrumental in the creation of some of the finest private collections formed in the past four decades and additionally placed major works in many museums in North America and Europe, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Kimbell Art Museum, Forth Worth, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris. Entwistle have premises in London and Paris. Gallery in London : 144 New Bond Street London W1S 2TR United Kingdom
Member of the “Compagnie Nationale des Experts” and the “Syndicat National des Antiquaires français”, my first encounter with a tribal object goes back to when I was 21 years old. I could compare it to a stroke of lightning that has made me chose this profession. Since then, I have enjoyed finding rarities and sometimes exceptional artefacts, from Africa, Oceania, Southeast Asia or North America.
Jacques Germain never looked back having taken the decision to devote his career to the art of sub-Saharan Africa. His in-depth knowledge of historical objects from this region enabled him from the start to respond to the interest shown by private collectors and museums alike, and he has helped consolidate numerous renowned collections. He is as sensitive to the ethnographical context of tribal art as to its aesthetic and he maintains strong relationships with world-specialists on African art and with numerous curators in Europe and North America.
Arte y Ritual
Born in Barcelona in 1985 and established in Madrid since 1994, Arte y Ritual is a specialized gallery that has been promoting Primitive Art from Africa, America, Southeast Asia and the Pacific during the last 25 years in Europe and the United States. The owners, Ana & Antonio Casanovas have organized thematic exhibitions in galleries and museums, and participated in the most important international events related to this art. They have always found very interesting the relation between primitive art and the artistic vanguards of the XX century and have organized several exhibitions on the subjet. They recently collaborated with mayor loans in the exhibition Visual encounters. Africa, Oceania and Modern Art in the Beyerler Foundation in Basel. Their role as professional advisors in the acquisition of the finest quality objects for private collectors, foudations and institutions is internationally recognized.