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About the African-Antiques Newsletter, December 15, 2006

Kusu provenance Barbara, click to see more

OLD Kusu. 36.5 cm. 3,000 €

 

African-Antiques Newsletter, December 15, 2006

By David Norden

Dear African Art  Lover,

Please realize that we have not charged for this newsletter in the past, but are we a not-for-profit organization? Therefore, please support our efforts by visiting www.buyafricanantiques.com

You can help yourself and us out by visiting and searching through our extensive inventory, which has something for everyone. Your purchases would help to support this newsletter.

I will continue sending this newsletter to everybody on my list without establishing a payment gate, so consider it as if it was a shareware newsletter. 
If you bought pieces from me in the past or intend buying pieces from me over the next six-month period, you shouldn't pay to read my newsletters. 

If you enjoy reading my newsletter and feel that you got some rewards, please consider to donating to david@african-antiques.com  through www.paypal.com
After all, you pay also to read your newspaper and magazines, and most of them end in the paperbin after a while. Since we issue 12 to 25 editions each year, I would appreciate it if you would pay in advance for a full year the amount you feel comfortable with.
For those of you who don't know how much to pay me I did a pool in the discussion group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AfricanAntiques/  with the question 
"How much are you willing to pay a year to receive 12-25 of my newsletters in your mailbox ?"

Thank you for your kind understanding and patience with this little promotion. 
Enjoy the mid-December edition.

COMING UP IN THE NEXT NEWSLETTER: 
A REPORT FROM THE AUCTIONS; 
MUSEUM AND COLLECTORS NEWS.

HIGH PRICES ARE NOT EVERYDAY'S LIFE.

Over the past few weeks, I had some serious trouble with a kind of pre-Christmas blues, and felt quite desperate because my business was not going in the right direction. 
I discussed the current market conditions with many people and took some decisions to revamp my websites and activities. 
The past few years, I focused too much on high-end prices. 
This is quite depressing, since most of us simply cannot afford those prices 
and feel that the market was going in a direction that makes it impossible to collect anymore. 
For that reason, many of the smaller collectors disappeared from the market. 
I will prove to you that it is still possible today to find GENUINE and fine African Art items around 1,500 euros. 
You don't need a six digit wallet to collect genuine African Art. 
I will also show you in the future some auction results proving this statement.

I have also decided not to put the prices of the items on my website any more 
(but I will mention these in the newsletters when I show things) so that I can establish a more personal communication with you. 
Tell me the kind of items you like, the price range you bought for in the past, 
and how I can advise you on building up your collection.

If you buy at www.buyafricanantiques.com  the shipping costs will be on me.

Thanks,

David Norden

A few items you could have bought in Paris during the 4 December Calmels Cohen for a not too high a fee during the Monbrison sale:

Masque Eskimo, AlaskaMasque Eskimo, Alaska
Collection Isabelle Waldberg
11,6 x 16,8 cm 
Estimated : 400 / 600 €
Result price: 245 €



*Statuette sur un piquet de fer Koutine - Nigeria-CamerounStatuette sur un piquet de fer Koutine
Nigeria-Cameroun
Provenance : Musée Barbier-Mueller, n° d'inventaire 1015-150
Estimated : 1 000 / 1 500 €
Result price: 1841 €





*Coiffe Ty-wara Bambara - MaliCoiffe Ty-wara Bambara
Provenance : Charles Ratton (n° 3294)
Ancienne collection Josef Mueller, acquise avant 1939, n° d'inventaire BMG 1004-56
Estimated : 5,000 / 7,000 €
Result price: 4,295€


Sceptre Tschokwé AngolaSceptre Tschokwé Angola
Estimated : 1,000 / 1,500 €
Result price: 2,577 €



Some results from the Sothebys auction in Paris on 5 December 2006

THREE LADLES (IVORY COAST, PROBABLY SENUFO) AND TWO RATTLES (WEST AFRICA)

Estimate: 750—1,500 EUR
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 1,680 EUR 

TWO LULUWA FIGURES, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Estimate: 1,500—2,500 EUR
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 1,680 EUR 


A LEGA IVORY HEAD, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO


2,000—3,000 EUR
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 2,160 EUR 

AN EKOI/EJAGHAM HEADRESS, NIGERIA

1,500—2,500 EUR
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 1,680 EUR 

Of course there where also some high prices paid, but I am sure you can find the results lists if you need them:
 http://users.telenet.be/african-shop/auction-news.htm  

NEW BOOKS ON AFRICAN ART IN THE BOOKSTORE

The Amazon bookshop is the best place to find African Art related books, music CD's, and DVD's. I have added many new books that I found interesting reading, most of them are also on my bookshelves in Antwerp. You are always welcome :
http://astore.amazon.com/africanantiqu-20  

MUSEUMS NEWS

Yale African ArtKahn Yale Opening University Art Gallery's Main Building Reopens

The numerous new acquisitions that will be on view throughout the Gallery include selections from one of the largest and most significant single gifts of art in the Gallery’s history - the exceptional Charles B. Benenson collection of African art. Read Kahn Yale opening 
http://users.telenet.be/african-shop/kahn_yale_opening.htm 

fowler inuit UCLA Fowler Museum presents
Fowler Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives

"Spanning centuries of multicultural creativity, this exhibition is the kind of art experience that might restore your faith in the sad old human comedy. How nice that the exhibition is on long-term view."
The New York Times
http://users.telenet.be/african-shop/fowler_intersections.htm 

expanding Africa Newark Museum Expanding Africa 

This exhibition highlights an exciting new direction for The Newark Museum’s African collection. It features work produced between the late 1960s and 2006 by eight artists of diverse geographic and cultural backgrounds.

All are recent acquisitions. Viewed together, they expand our understanding of Africa and its artists, providing a window onto the ongoing artistic creativity of this dynamic continent.
http://users.telenet.be/african-shop/expanding_africa.htm 

african postcard Edmond Fortier Wolof girlAfrican Postcards Still Send A Message

At the Museum of African Art, Images Deliver Reminder of Innocence Found, and Exploited

http://users.telenet.be/african-shop/african_postcards.htm 


Experts

african ceramics restauration Hans Hamers African Ceramics & restoration

Hans Hamers (1949) has the largest African Ceramics Archive in the World.
He started as an art teacher, later becoming a consultant on visual arts and literature and more recently consultant on art education. 
http://users.telenet.be/african-shop/african_ceramics1.htm 

place an ad - the message board

http://users.telenet.be/african-shop/place_an_ad.htm 

This is a new section on my site. If you want to publish a non commercial ad, have a request, or if you would like to contribute an article your ad will be free, if it is a commercial announcement for a quality piece you will have to pay a fee.

I have two requests this month:
One is from a bookseller, Kevin Connerton Alwyn, Book Scouts, Kingston, NY, who needs for one of his clients the representation of the 18 (or more) N'Dop kings or a book illustrating them. Email:alwynbooksATearthlink.net

The other request is from Anna, a student at SUNY, Geneseo  - who is writing a research paper on African art and its relation to the United States - who needs some statistics research about the African Art Fair Trades in the US. Email: amp1 AT geneseo.edu
She wrote a paper on African-Antiques: 

African Art Work in the Developing World:
Emerging Appreciation through Americanization and Exploitation

http://users.telenet.be/african-shop/african_art_dealers_statistics.htm 

OBITUARY: 

Jos Quodbach (1956-2006) father of Isa, and friend of many African Art dealers and collectors, died after a sudden illness at the age of 50. He was an African Art lover and started his last journey. Those who knew him will miss him.

Pieces for sale:

December selection: http://www.buyafricanantiques.com/tm_collection.htm 
African masks: http://www.buyafricanantiques.com/african-masks.htm  
African statues: http://www.buyafricanantiques.com/african-statues.htm 
African objects: http://www.buyafricanantiques.com/african-statues.htm 
A Benin Ivory Armlet: http://www.buyafricanantiques.com/benin_ivory_armlet.htm 

Calendar of Events:

To have your event listed for free, just send me your information. We now offer logo links on each page to the event's web site and/or special extended event listings and/or a dedicated page as a paid option for galleries, museums, exhibits managers, auction houses, etc. 
Contact me at +32 3 227 35 40 for details.

Past Newsletters

If you wish to see and search my past newsletters, you can now go to:
http://users.telenet.be/african-shop/african-news-archive.htm 

Although I have copyright to these newsletters, you are not restricted in any way for your own personal use. In addition, feel free to send them on to friends and acquaintances. Just make sure that you acknowledge the source and include my copyright notice. Also, let your friends know that they can be added to my mailing list by going to the subscribe page at

http://users.telenet.be/african-shop/submission.htm  . 

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Hope you enjoyed this edition,

David Norden

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