A fine Eastern Pende Panya-Gombe African mask. Coll.: David Norden
Museum Rietberg Zürich
African collection of the Museum Rietberg, which owes its beginning to the
patron Eduard von der Heydt, ranks among the most important in Europe. Von der
Heydt was touched, as were the artists of the avant-garde, by the artistic
expression of this so-called "primitive art." Since the early 1920s he
purchased masterpieces from West and Central Africa from the Parisian art trade
with the advice of leading scientists.
related article : Fake Gabun ! by Lorenz Homberger . Contrary to the temptation! An appeal for a new dialogue among museums and collectors, scholars, and dealers
from the Rietberg Museum Author: Helmut Brinker by H., E. Fischer.
Asia House Gallery 1980 176 pages, 124 b/w and 12 color photographs of objects
from South and Southeast Asia, China, and Japan. Cloth cover
Die Kunst der Senufo: Museum Rietberg Zürich, aus Schweizer Sammlungen
related article :
New Rietberg Museum opens
by David Norden, 26 february 2007
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