The Galerie Bernard Dulon dedicates its activities on the representation of the art of ancient tribal high societies. Since 2002 the gallery regularly organises in her premises rue Jacques Callot in Paris high quality exhibitions buttressed by reference catalogues.
A member of the Compagnie Nationale des Experts since 1985, Bernard Dulon made himself known as commissioner for famous exhibitions such as Lumière Noire (1997), Château de Tanlay, Objetos-Signos de Africa with the Iber Caja foundation in Saragosse (2000), Carnets de Voyage in cooperation with the MRAC of Tervuren for Musée du Président Jacques Chirac (2010).
The Gallery also organizes exhibitions in New York with Friedman Vallois Gallery, and participates in the Biennale des Antiquaires since 2004.
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.
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.
Dimondstein Tribal Arts was established in 1970 by Morton Dimondstein. For 44 years we have been scelling fine tribal art from Africa, Indonesia, Oceania and Nepal to both private collectors and museums. Our primary focus is on tribal art from West Africa. We hold our material to a high standard and guarantee the authenticity of all we sell.
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).
Michael Hamson Oceanic Art
Michael Hamson started his career as a field collector, making 46 trips into the most remote areas of New Guinea. He has supplemented this experience with Master’s degree in Oceanic and African art history from the University of California at Santa Barbara providing an academic and aesthetic foundation. In the last five years Michael has focused exclusively on sourcing his material from old collections in the US, Europe and Australia. He now uses the energy once devoted to field collecting to crisscross the globe aggressively hunting for the oldest and most beautiful Oceanic art fresh to the market.
Since 1971, Alain de Monbrison has specialized in the primitive art of Africa and Oceania. An expert at the Paris Court of Appeal, for the Syndicat Français des Experts professionnels en OEuvres d'Art, member of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires. He has organised numerous exhibitions at his gallery in the rue des Beaux-Arts. He works frequently with European and American museums. In 1996, the Barbier-Mueller museum in Geneva appointed him to sell its collection of Nigerian objects to the French national museums. As an expert, he participated in several public sales at the Hôtel Drouot. Among them, the Pierre Harter sale in June 1995, Van Bussel in 1996, Solvit in 1998. In 2001, the Hubert Goldet sales at the Maison de la Chimie, with François de Ricqlès, and René Gaffé at the Christie's France sale rooms, both set significant world records. Alain de Monbrison's gallery is open to anyone wishing to sell African, Oceanic and Amerindian art at the highest market price.
Thomas Murray is an independent researcher, collector and private dealer of Asian and Tribal art with an emphasis on Indonesian sculpture and textiles, as well as animistic art from other varied cultures. He also features Indian printed trade cloths from the 14th-18th Centuries.
A HALI magazine contributing editor for the last 25 years, he serves as their "in-house" expert on all ethnographic textiles, with more than 50 publications. He has lectured widely, including "Ottoman Influences on Islamic Calligraphic Batik from Indonesia", "Li Textiles of Hainan, Seeking the Source of Lost Austronesian Iconography", "Lampung Imagery: Textile Iconography of South Sumatra", "Revealing Austronesian Aesthetics" and most recently "A Personal Perspective on the Collecting of Non Western Art". Samples of his essays and book reviews may be accessed here.
Thomas Murray is Past President of ATADA, The Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association.
Thomas Murray recently served a three year term as a member of President Obama's Cultural Property Advisory Committee at the State Department. President Obama said, "This dedicated individual brings a wealth of experience and talent to his new role and I am proud to have him serve in the months and years to come."