A fine Eastern Pende Panya-Gombe African mask. Coll.: David Norden
A Fang Ngil mask sold for nearly 5.9 M€, a Tschokwe Ilunga at 3.78 M€ a Senoufo Deblé at 2,95M€ and a Nimba Baga at 2.25 M€.
Vérité received more than 15000 visitors and sold 6000 catalogues at 100€ in a weekend.
Kerchache and Chirac are the first ones responsible for the hype on Tribal
Arts in France and they have given the supremacy for tribal arts to Paris. In a
lap of ten year they did manage to give them a place in the Louvres and to
dismantle two good working - but not so much loved by the general public -
existing institutions "Le Musée de l'Homme" and the MNAO at the porte
Dorée who will shortly become - can you believe this - an emigration Museum.
The African part is
very dark ( unlike the Louvres presentation who is bright) and many holes are in
the presentation, but I guess some of these lacunas will be filled in the years
Paris in the Heart of Darkness
Given the current political climate, Quai
Branly's eventual opening, after years of delay, seemed almost as if it had been
scientifically calculated to ignite the maximum debate.
Articles en français:
discours de Jacques Chirac pour l'inauguration du Musée
du quai Branly. Près de 9 000 personnes ont visité vendredi le musée du quai
Verité ARTS PREMIERS:
premiers : Jacques Chirac rend hommage
aux "peuples humiliés et méprisés"
VOIR LA VIDÉO
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 from Sothebys ...
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