The grand XVII BIENAL DE ANTIGUIDADES opening is on Saturday in Lisbon, Portugal, 4
p.m. and I really am happy of the selection of fine pieces I have made to show you
I found some marvelous old and fine Baule masks, a fine Bacongo wooden
rattle, an impressive Dogon picoreur mask formerly from the Dutch dealer Steven van de
Raadt, a superb Makonde mask, some fine little Luba statues, etc..
official site: Biennial Fair of Antiques of
If you are already
excited, just take a plane, with TAF you can be there in a few hours I guess. Since the Fair is open daily untill
midnight, you can make it a "short trip". Also the Fair covers two weekends, so if you can't make it this weekend, do it the
It is really hot there and the beach is just around the corner... Perfect to get a little tan :-) My Hotel has a swimming pool on the roof, perfect for my daughter Zazie who is 6 now and who will join me for a few days with my wife
The best way to go is with TAF Airlines
You can find hotels on http://www.bookings.pt/
When I come back from Lisbon I will certainly go to the Lempertz auction next tribal art auction in Brussels on 30/3/2006
Another interesting auction is is the Jean-Pierre Hallet auction in New York , May 9-10, 2006.
His father was the famous Africanist painter André Hallet, read more at
We are doing research on African objects previously owned by Félix Fénéon.
Especially the objects sold in auction of 1947:
Bellier, Hotel Drouot-Paris "Collection Fénéon, Afrique, Océanie, Amérique", 11 & 13 June 1947.
CALL US IF YOU HAVE THE ABOVE CATALOGUE WITH BUYERS NAMES.
Fénéon's love for art was absolute, and even formed his political orientation. The failure by the "bourgeois" society to understand the real
artists, its admiration with commonplace hacks, 'sugary masters of schools and academies', and its accusation of new and fresh trends - all this was enough for Fénéon to justify the destruction of society. Fénéon approved of Anarchistic propaganda, even its extreme
called for action using bombs.
Some works by Impressionists hang from the walls of his study in the Ministry of
Defence. Later, when Anarchists' terrorist attacks shocked France, some explosives would be found in the same
study. Read more at :
Theft of sacred Kenya vigango angers Kenyan villagers Memorial totems are increasingly being stolen to fuel Western demand for African art.
Traditions Rome shows signs of African art . Over 100 works buck stereotypes and reveal thriving culture
(ANSA) - Rome, March 3 - A facinating new exhibition here seeks to give visitors a glimpse of African art and culture and buck some stereotypes in the
process. The show, entitled "Segni e simboli: i linguaggi nelle tradizioni
africane" (Signs and symbols: languages in African traditions), opens at the city's Biblioteca Angelica on March 6 .
Landmarks in the globalization of modern African art. Contemporary African art is experiencing a renaissance in the West, moving beyond the primitivism of 1906 when western artists were influenced by traditional African art, and which sparked off a trend in the 1930s and 1940s showing African artworks in the West.
Hope to meet you soon,
David Norden. http://www.african-antiques.com &
Sint Katelijnevest 27. B2000 Antwerpen. Belgium.
Tel.: +32 (0)3 227.35.40
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