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Zemanek 53rd tribal art auction. 2008, March 1


Skinner Auctions

Bembe lot 74 Skinner auctionsSkinner, Inc., one of the nation's leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, will host an auction of American Indian and Ethnographic Art on Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. in its Skinner Boston gallery.

A new auction house specialized in non-European antiques is born: Gaia auction opens it's doors near Paris in association with Cabinet d’expertise Origine

 Vente: Simon Escarré Collection de poulies de métiers à tisser et de bronzes en association avec la Galerie Noir d'Ivoire




Fang statueLot 3324 Weibliche Fetischfigur Saturday, May 5, 2007520 000 Euro

Fang statue from 200 € to 520,000 € bought by Dulon in Paris

Bamun High results at Saul and Marcha Stanoff collection at Sotheby's May 17 '07 auction

BAMUM HEADCREST, CAMEROON Stanoff collection Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:   1,608,000 USD

Benin head from the auction at Sotheby's in New York on May 17, 2007 SALE N08320 estimated between $1 million and $1.5 million sold for 4,744,000 € !

Paris Auction Christie’s Closes American Indian Art Department

50th Tribal Art Auction Zemanek will be on May 12, 2007 in Würzburg. we will offer a fine selection of African and Oceanic Tribal Art from private collections. 

bonhams 26 April 2007 New Bond Street, London

Thu. 10th May Primitive Arts Paris  -  Piasa Expert : J. ROUDILLON

Wed. May 16th, 2007 - 14h Archeology, Asian Art, Primitive Art Paris  -  Catherine Charbonneaux

Sotheby's 17 May 2007 African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art , New York  SALE N08320 Session 1:  Thursday, 17 May 07, 10:00 AM Session 2:  Thursday, 17 May 07, 2:00 PM

Sotheby's American Indian Art 18 May 07 Sale N08384 , New York

Christies NYC 23 May 2007 Pre-Columbian Art  Rockefeller Center New York 1837 

June 2007

Christies Paris 11 Jun 2007 Art Africain et Océanien Paris 5487

 Tribal Art Wed. June 06th, 2007 - 16h Tribal Art Hôtel Dassault - 7 Rond Point des Champs-Elysées - 75008 - Paris  -  Artcurial - Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F.Tajan. Expert De Grunne

Past auctions

Zemanek auction 49th Tribal Art Auction on February 24th, 2007 in Würzburg/ Germany

millon associes Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 2:00 p.m

monday 4 dec: Calmels Cohen Paris  Primitive Art, Archeology

4 décembre 2006 S.V.V. Fraysse & Associés Hôtel des Ventes de Niort.
Vente à Drouot Richelieu.Expert : Mme Valluet

Mardi 5 Art Tribal dont Importante Documentation La collection du Comte Baudouin de Grunne
Paris  -  Artcurial - Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F.Tajan

Sothebys Paris 5 Decembre 2006

S.V.V. Fraysse & Associés
Hôtel des Ventes de Niort.
Vente à Drouot Richelieu le 4 décembre 2006.
Expert : Mme Valluet

Sotheby's New york November 2006 
Africa, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art 

NEW YORK.- On November 17th, 2006, Sotheby’s will hold its fall various-owners sale of African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art, featuring a number of private collections, including approximately 80 lots originally in the collection of the English artist Jacob Epstein, 70 lots from the late New York collector Carol Meyer and a number of works from the Collection of Josephine & Walter Buhl Ford II. ...


Brill Kuyu


Dintenfass & vente Vérité (in french)

Paris auctions June' 06 ...But despite the interest, experts agree that prices in African art are relatively stable, except for " very important, rare or antique pieces as few exist, " said de Sabran...


Bonhams San Francisco -BembeSale 13668 - Bonhams San Francisco- Native American, Pre-Columbian & Tribal Art
220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, 12 Jun 2006 

Monbrison June 17 and 18 juin 2006: Drouot. COLLECTION PIERRE & CLAUDE VÉRITÉ 17 et 18 juin 2006  

Artcurial De Grunne
June 19 Hotel Dasseau
Christies Paris Art Africain et Océanien   20 Jun 2006 3 pm  
Sothebys Paris 23 June

suppan songyeI spotted the small Suppan auction in Vienna, Austria with some fine African Art pieces last month on May 20 2006.

Some of the pieces where from a good quality with a low estimate, and I thought I would be able to do some bargains, .... I was completely wrong, most of my colleagues in Brussels got the auction under there radar, and they got most of the pieces. Competition was fears and price went up ... 


Sothebys: 08 May 06 American Indian Art [N08210]New York

Sotheby's New York African & Oceanic Art [N08199]09 May 06

Jean-Pierre Hallet auction in New York A LIFETIME IN AFRICA-THE  HALLET AUCTION, May 9-10, 2006

Lempertz tribal art auction 30/3/2006 in Brussels

Zemanek   45.Tribal-Art-Auction(151. Auction) 2006 February 25th, Sale : 14.00REFLECTIONS ON THE CONGOLESE PIECES:

25 FEBRUARY 2006 by Paul DeLucco

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Suppan auction Vienna This Songye was estimated 2.500 €, it sold for 70.000 €

I spotted the small Suppan auction in Vienna, Austria, but wasn't lucky..

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SLOTIN AUCTION Folk, African art featured in collections

SALE N08132  11 Nov 05 New York

Serge Reynes auction on 8 oct 2005

Sotheby's Paris 6 JUNE 2005 
The PAOLO MORIGI Collection important AFRICAN ART 

Sotheby's New York 12 May 05 results Sale Total: 3,197,940 USD

Christies preview, 7 June 2005.

Vente d'Art Tribal  Mardi 7 juin 2005 à 19h
Hôtel Dassault - 7-9 Rond Point des Champs-Elysées - 75008 - Paris. Expert: Bernard de Grunne

Monbrison Calmels-Cohen mercredi 8 et jeudi 9 juin 2005

Mercredi 8 Première Vacation : Art Primitifs, Collection Marie et Philippe de Thézy 
Drouot Montaigne - 15, av Montaigne - 75008 Paris

Deuxième Vacation : Arts Primitifs, Arts Précolombiens
Drouot Montaigne - 15, av Montaigne - 75008 Paris

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Drouot Montaigne - 15, av Montaigne - 75008 Paris

Auction Reports

Sothebys New York Report 11 Nov 05 part2 by Paul De Lucco 
     a response to Sotheby's part1 by Lee Rubinstein from the December newsletter.

Auction houses

Zemanek is an auction room in Germany specialized in Tribal auctions. 4 sales a year.

Serge Reynes Origine Art Tribal 10 auctions a year in France.

Sotheby's in Paris. expert Tribal arts :Joan Fritz

Christie's in New York (Rockefeller center, 20 Rockefeller Plaza) expert Tribal arts : Tim Teuten next auctions: 7 June 2005 Art Précolombien Paris France. 7 Jun Art 2005 Africain et Océanien Paris France. And 13 June 2005 American Indian Art Rockefeller Center New York

Artcurial Paris France expert Tribal arts : Bernard de Grunne.

- AAOARTS Cabinet DAFFOS-ESTOURNEL 91, rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 PARIS Tél. : 06 09 22 55 13 - Fax : 01 39 12 14 47 www.aaoarts.com avec aussi une galerie située au 20, allée Desmalter (1° étage) Louvre des Antiquaires 2, place du Palais Royal. 75001 Paris.

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