news this month.
1) Started yesterday: A small Tribal Art Fair
in an old church, in Amsterdam. If you are in the neighborhood, you should
TRIBAL ART FAIR
From 30th October to 1 November 2003 there will be in the first Tribal Art
Fair in the Duif at Prinsengracht 754, Amsterdam. The fair will show a
diverse range of ethnographic pieces. The participating Galleries all have
their own specialization.
Participating galleries :
Art Asia, Antwerpen ******* Authentic Tribal Art, Amsterdam ******* De
Ruyter en van Santen, Katlijk ******* Frans Faber, Amsterdam ******* Galerie
Hoogenbosch, Gorredijk ******* Galerie Lemaire, Amsterdam ******* Kauri New
Guinea art & Travel, Wormerveer ******* Primitive Art and Books, Amsterdam
******* Rene van der Star Ethnic Jewellery, Rotterdam ******* Tribal Design,
Amsterdam ******* Toguna, Amersfoort.
information : Willem Zwiep +
Finette Lemaire +31 20-6237027
2 ) ART
FAIR ARNHEM (II)
Januari ( more information will follow in the next newsletter but you can mark
the date in your agenda):
ART FAIR ARNHEM (II) Netherland. 9 - 18
January 2004, daily from 11.00 am - 5.00 pm
Preview party .
on Saturday 10 January 2004 at 3 pm
and/or preview evening on Friday 9 January
at 7-10 pm
I just added the Travel
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wish to build a collection with quality pieces. The Brussels
and Antwerp page
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mentioned. I provide a small, free advertising space to all dealers
guaranteeing that their pieces are old and not made for tourists.
Alternatively you can have your own page on the website if you wish. If you
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One benefit to me of my African art collection is that it's a strong reminder
of my personal connection, having grown up there as a result of my parents' more
than thirty years in Nigeria. This is particularly true of my personal and
family items; but is also true of my more recent acquisitions; stone carvings
from the Shona tribe of Zimbabwe, and traditional (ceremonial--artifact quality)
masks and statues.
Our house is full of this kind of art and I take great daily pleasure looking
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"treasure" in antique shops and flea markets, as well as various
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on (with the items themselves) as an inheritance to my daughter, herself an
David's website has been a wonderful place to read, listen and participate in
an exchange of ideas by persons in many places, who share this common interest.
Thanks to all who have contributed, and especially to David who puts forth the
effort to maintain it.
John David McGee
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A few New Pieces.
An old round Hemba monkey mask .
before 1952. 22cm
A very old Tschokwe mask from a Belgian mission house.
Traces from an old label inside. 35cm
A fine old Pania Gombe house panel. Old Belgian
collection. 73cm X 24 cm.
For more masks visit my Shop in Antwerp
A sensitive Baule figure from the '60s with a nice expression, painted
Price: 800 euros.
small and very old Yaka Suku with a sensitive expression, incrusted patina. One
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