A fine Eastern Pende Panya-Gombe African mask. Coll.: David Norden
African Antiques newsletter March 2007
Spring is back and I have found some good news for you related to African Art. More people are telling me everyday how much my research is invaluable to them, and supports me, so I was able to do some traveling and discovered some stunning new Museums and interesting news.
Bruneaf, Brussels: from June 6th to 10th 2007
The Bruneaf Fair in Brussels changed its rules and organization to attract more customers.
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voelkerkunde museum heidelberg Bad Museum of the month shows fakes and old pieces mixed together
The Heidelberg Museum in Germany has a new exhibition called "Kunst aus Afrika". Last year they had also an exhibition about Gabun Art . It is incredible to see that the Museum director Dr. Margareta Pavaloi is doing as if here nose is bleeding, and that she doesn't know the pieces are recent counterfeits of known African Art pieces. I called her last year about her Gabon exhibition and she told me that she isn't the expert on African Art. I told her she should take contact with the known experts in the field on Gabonese art and even gave her a list of known experts.But this year she did even worse
good museum of the month:
I visited the new section of the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam, and was quite impressed by the presentation. More fine African Art on view, mixed with explanation on the daily life in Africa. Surprising and astonishing.
Treasures from the far-off shores of the Guinea Coast and other parts of Africa have recently washed up at the Yale University Art Gallery.
From the animalistic Kpakologi male mask to the elegant female figure perched on a Senufo staff, the African exhibit at the newly renovated gallery overflows with some 135 objects that capture the movement and vitality of multiple African cultures.
The gallery owes most of its pieces to the late Charles B. Benenson, whose generous donation tripled the permanent collection, which now contains roughly 1,200 objects, Museum Assistant Amanda Maples said.read
OBIT: Richard J. Faletti: 1922 - 2006 Lawyer, art collector. Attorney with Winston & Strawn became fascinated with African masks, carvings and textiles while on a trip to Nigeria.
"In a corner was this dignified, conservatively-clad lawyer-looking person flipping through African robes,"
Henry Stanley Photographe . Ce n’est pas une exposition biographique, ni même photographique qui est présentée au Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi. C’est l’histoire d’un regard, et l’usage qui en fut fait, à la fin du 19e siècle (Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi 6032 Mont-Sur-Marchienne 27/01 - 08/07) http://users.telenet.be/african-shop/henry_stanley.htm
Librairie d'Art Africain La sélection de David Norden
«Désolé, mais la Joconde on l'a déjà promise à Abou Dhabi.» lire retour patrimoine
Kokabolana une belle expo à FLEMALLE en Belgique avec des objets du XIXeme
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