Art Antiques and discussion group.
Dear members ,
I will be very glad to meet those of you who could make it to TAF
week, the opening is on Thursday at
6pm . I will show you some fine pieces
from my collection.
Some news this month is related to the important gift of the Tishman collection
by Disney to the Smithsonian. I remember him coming to visit my mother when
I was a little boy buying wonderful things now on display in the Louvre. It was
clear to me that the Tishman collection wasn't where it should be in Disney
World, when I visited it in Epcot last year, the section wasn't visited by
the Disney visitors. It has now found a much better destination.
Also those who are in New York next two weeks should not miss the Ethiopian art
exhibition at PaceWildenstein. Read the interesting article from Holland Cotter,
he explains Ethiopian art was Multicultural Before Multicultural Was Cool and
why you don't hear much about it ?
... It is one of the reason it remains little studied. It requires scholars
equally conversant in European, Islamic and African art - a tall multicultural
order. ... David Norden
PS: And for the bad news, the famous artist and African Art collector Arman died
in New York at the age of 76 last Saturday evening. He incorporated African art
in his artist works, and was also know for his good collection and knowledge; we
will miss him.
Discover also our BAD SITE of the Month, at the end of the newsletter. I
called them, and the Museum conservator claims they don't know African Art and
that it is a private collection showed as guest exhibition! If a Museum don't
know what's real or not, who will ?? Tishhman Disney collection Is Donated to
Smithsonian WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 - In a move that will expand a strapped
museum's resources, the Walt Disney Company donated a 525-piece collection of
mainly West African traditional art on Thursday to the Smithsonian Institution,
with the works to go to its National Museum of African Art.
The art was amassed by Paul Tishman, the late New York real estate developer,
and his wife, Ruth, in the 1960's and 70's and was sold to Disney two decades
ago for $1 million. Experts' estimates of its current value vary wildly, from
$20 million to $50 million.
"So we see this as a godsend gift of objects we would never be able to
afford," she said.
(...) So he decided about six weeks ago, he said, to give the collection
to the Smithsonian because it was a national institution with a building - the
National Museum of African Art - "that could display it right." His
Jane Breckenridge Eisner, who accompanied him for the announcement, is a member
of the Smithsonian's board of trustees.
African art specialists praised the collection, noting that it would be
to duplicate today given the rising prices for African art and the
"It's the breadth of the collection and the choice pieces from around
make this a historically important collection," said Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins,
a California-based art scholar who was the curator of an exhibition of
from the collection last year at the
Disney American Heritage Gallery at Epcot
in Orlando, Fla. - the first time Disney displayed any of these pieces.
A figure of an early 19th-century king from Cameroon.
At this moment in the Louvre
Among the collection's other highlights are an 18th-century
copper alloy from Zimbabwe,
and from Cameroon, a life-size 19th-century statue of a
seated king holding a weapon and the head of an enemy.
some key pieces in the collection," including the one from
Cameroon, which has been displayed at the Louvre for three years, said Susan
Vogel, an art historian at Columbia University and founder of the Museum of
African Art in New York. Ms. Vogel was a curator for an exhibition of works
from the collection for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1981.
Ms. Vogel said the collection could be worth $50 million "and probably
(...) Ms. Patton said the additional pieces would allow the
African museum to "make a 270-degree turn," mounting traveling
while still maintaining a core exhibition of the quality that visitors
expect to see. The museum will open a small exhibition of the works
immediately, she said, and then mount a full exhibition with a catalog in
read more at http://users.telenet.be/african-shop/tishman.htm
art It Was Multicultural Before Multicultural Was Cool It Was Multicultural
> Before Multicultural Was Cool
... It is also one reason it remains little studied.
It requires scholars equally conversant in European,
Islamic and African art - a tall multicultural order. ...
...With 50 objects, the show covers centuries of Africa's oldest Christian
In antiquity, Ethiopia was a mix of African people and Semitic people who had
crossed the Red Sea from Saudi Arabia. According to tradition, the first
Ethiopian emperor, Menelik, son of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon,
brought the Ark of the Covenant from Jerusalem to establish Ethiopia as
the new Israel. ..
Dressing : Men's Fashion and Prestige in Africa Newark Museum
October 19th, 2005 -January 22nd 2006 San Francisco buzzes over new de
Young museum .
Workmen finish up the landscaping outside the new M.H. de Young
Memorial Museum in San Francisco, Tuesday Oct. 11, 2005.
The new M.H. de Young Memorial Museum won't open to the public
until this weekend, but for months critics have had a field day
finding creative ways to deride the architectural design of San Francisco's fine
(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Even if with a controversial architecture, I think the de Young
will give a new impulse to the
African Art in California, and be a new attraction and extra reason for tourists
Nov 05 New York
reliquary guardian figure
Vente Fondation Dosne -Thiers, 75009 Paris,
Saint Georges Maitre Jouan - - 7/11 au 19/11/2005 de 11h à 19h00
Moderne - African Arts from the Walter
Neumeister Münchener Kunstauktionshaus, München, Barerstr. 37
3. - 8.11. Vorbesichtigung
Expert in change: Dr. K.-F. Schädler
art sites in
remote locations like Mfangano
are attracting visitors, but also at
carved those names seems to have
the site's status as a
responded to the defacement by erecting
warning signs and metal
around the rock face and declaring it a
that has not stopped numerous copycats from slipping under the
scrawling their names for posterity.
mwaash aMbooy masked dancer, Kuba peoples, Muentshi,
(now Democratic Republic
by Eliot Elisofon, 1972, Image no. EEPA 4032,
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art,
Institution at Cincinnati
Art African Voices " at Cincinnati
on the coastal delta of the Niger
location advantageous to trade.
When European merchants began voyages to Africa in the fifteenth century,
Ijaw served as middlemen in the exchange of gold, ivory, and slaves for
Tribal art's not all pig stickers and hornbill skull head-dresses.
At least, that's what the enthusiasts will tell you.
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honor heritage, history
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collection comes to Montgomery
Traveling the African continent for many years, Dileep and
Martha Mehta of Atlanta
have acquired more than And they have agreed to share some of
of their vast collection with Montgomery Museum of Fine
The exhibition "Africa Celebrates the Art of Living:
From the Collection of Dileep and Martha Mehta" opened runs
through July 2006.
in Cinema, Art and Ritual
der Weltkulturen Schaumainkai 29-37 60594 Frankfurt am Main
exhibition features nearly 250 works from the 20th century, mainly from
Africa (Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon) as well as from South Africa,
a connection between the two African worlds which exist
today in our minds:
and catastrophe on the one hand and music, art and culture on the other.
Not suitable for
people younger than 16 !!
SITE OF THE MONTH !
is the website of a newly published book about the private collection on Gabun
objects near Heidelberg:
Hauptstr. 235 (Palais Weimar)
that a Völkerkundemuseum museum can show this even as a guest
and exhibit a collection without any provenance.
did not research, did not ask anybody and now they surprised the
now they are punished with a collection of copies (not even fakes) and
photography, and if you ever buy the book, you know immediately what not to buy
for "Gabon Art" .
Auge des Ästheten" is not enough when you collect African art !
And don't forget, join
us at the Tribal art Fair
Amsterdam 27, 28,29,30 October 2005
Location: De Duif Prinsengracht 756 Amsterdam
The Tribal Art Fair in Amsterdam is organized by two Amsterdam dealers
Finette Lemaire and Willem Zwiep.
There will be 16 mainly Dutch dealers who will show Tribal Art
Oceania and Asia. The fair is held in an impressive 18th century church and
the contradiction of Tribal Art in the religious iconography makes this
event very special.
opening is next thursday at 6 p.m.
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