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December 2005 in the News

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dear reader, 

Well, I hope this email will reach those of you who did not buy all the gifts for under the tree.

This month, we see that African art dealers are looking for new challenges to find clients.  

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Senufo woman statue - GernsheimSenufo seated female figure, registered at Yale under number: 0062129~01

At Lineart in Gent, African art dealers where exhibiting among contemporary art.  

This is probably due to the fact that the old generation that likes antiques is not so active as before, and that the “moving money" is in the more contemporary art field.  

We all wish them good luck.

At Lineart you could have seen also the pictures from Jean-Dominique Burton and the presentation of his book : 

Naabas-Burkina Faso book“NAABAS” - TRADITIONAL CHIEFS FROM BURKINA FASO  

For those interested in photography, I have a special offer only for the readers of this newsletter:

A limited edition of 100 books with an original real picture of the cover image included for only €150.

Send me a private mail if you need the subscription information and more details.

Also, I have a very special piece this month that I want to show: An impressive Senufo statue, provenance Helmut Gersheim.


David Norden

A journalist discovered three Nok statues on my www.buyafricanantiques.com website, that's how I ended on the cover of De Morgen with a Nok exhibited in the Louvre (that I never sold) and on the television the next day

read: http://users.telenet.be/african-shop/de_morgen.htm


Joyce Herold of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science holds a basket whose design incorporates the Jicarilla Apache origin myth. For ceremonial reasons, the base and rim - the start and finish - had to be created in full sunlight and done in a single day. 

read: http://users.telenet.be/african-shop/american_indian_basket.htm

 

Home Is Where the Art Is (and the bookstores too) - Sugar Hill - brownstone collaboration.
 
Neighbors often cooperate to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood. George Preston and Kurt Thometz, who live two blocks from each other in Jumel Terrace at the top of Sugar Hill in Harlem, simply chose to do it in a slightly unusual way.
 
 
 

 
Africa in broad sweeps and bold brushstrokes in New York  
Bakassi. Chelsea. Ecomog. Dark Sailor. Mac Lord. Nixson. King Solomon. Poncho Picolo. Top Squad. What sounds like an international hip-hop roll call is a list of brand-name liquors found in Nsukka, a city in Nigeria....
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 Xhosa, Mfengu woman's headscarf, South Africa (Detail)

Personal objects and textiles from South Africa
Xhosa, Mfengu woman's headscarf, South Africa (Detail)
Axis gallery MFENGU :
http://www.axisgallery.com/
November 8 - December 22, 2005
 
The power of female creativity courses through a small show of South African garments at the Axis Gallery in Manhattan. All but one piece was made by and for women of the Mfengu cultural group. Of several monochromatic skirts, some are white or beige-gray, and one is dyed a dusky ochre, a color associated with the earth, fertility and menstrual blood. In every case, the surfaces are ornamented with lines of beadwork, as fine and taut as compass needles. The minimalist painter Agnes Martin would have adored the elegant probity of this work and its message of strength in restraint.

Holland Cotter, Visions of a Continent That Is Rich With Life , The New York Times, November 25, 2005MFENGU
November 8 - December 22, 2005


 Sotheby's report : November Report
by Lee Rubinstein, a member of our
discussion group, did an interesting auction analysis
... It can be interesting -- and both illuminating and strange at once -- to look at the relative valuation of productions originating from specific cultural traditions as evidenced in what is offered, what sells and what is deemed worthy of presentation and purchase. Be that as it may, Sotheby's catalogues -
read the Sotheby's report  :

Akan, Chief's ring with "Starburst," late 19th - early 20th century, gold. The Muesum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Glassell Collection of African Gold, gift of Alfred C. Glassel Jr. Photograph by Thomas R. Dubrock.

Akan gold

Spectacular Collection of Golden Regalia From Ghana

West African Gold: Akan Regalia from the Glassell Collection

showcases the extraordinary craftsmanship of goldsmiths and weavers of Ghana, and presents many works by Asante artists. 
On view through March 26, 2006 in the Loring Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)

 

ESCONDIDO – In the beginning of time, according to the Yoruba, one of sub-Saharan Africa's most prolific art-producing cultures, gods who lived in the sky would sometimes descend to the earth on spider webs...
 

 

Africa speaks ! Ubangi
Africa speaks! Ubangi
 
Explorer Paul Hoefler leads a safari into central Africa and what was called the Belgian Congo in 1930, into the regions inhabited by the Wassara and the famous Ubangi tribes. 
If you have a little time see this 1930 film !

 
I did a cleanup in my attick and decided to offer you some items for 500 bucks ! 
 

Some new pieces at  http://www.buyafricanantiques.com : 
 
 Senufo woman statue-gernsheim-profile  Ashanti Akuaba doll - Click to enlarge DSC_4201.JPG (885071 bytes) Kuba cup 
 Agni-Bold.jpg (95745 bytes) Mbwaka mask-Dartevelle Irian-Jaya-Asmat-head.jpg (90898 bytes)
 

For those of you speaking French :

Le mythe de la Coca-colonisation 

 
« Lorsqu’un vieillard meurt en Afrique, c’est une bibliothèque entière qui brûle... ».
En apparence empreinte d’une profonde sagesse, cette sentence de l’écrivain malien Amadou Hampaté Bâ, s’avère, à l’analyse, outrancièrement catastrophiste... 

 
      Ce texte n'a pas fort été apprecié par les membres du
groupe de discussion français

 

Seymour Lazar La passion d'un collectionneur
Ancien avocat devenu millionnaire, Seymour Lazar vit dans le désert de la côte ouest des Etats-Unis. Là, depuis plus de quarante ans, il accumule des trésors. Pour «Le Figaro Magazine», il ouvre ses portes sur l'une des plus belles collections privées d'art primitif. 

    lisez:  http://users.telenet.be/african-shop/seymour_lazar.htm 

 

Hope you enjoyed this edition,

David Norden  

Sint Katelijnevest 27  B2000 Antwerpen.
Belgium           Tel.: +32 (0)3 227.35.40   

 
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