Wednesday, December 10, 2014

African Art Sale - Artcurial

Artcurial will present a sale of fine African art today in Paris. The collections of Liuba and Ernesto Wolf and Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hendrickx of Brussels will be offered, the highlights including a rare and beautiful Luba figural pipe and masks from the Guro and Baule.

View the online catalogue.

Images courtesy of Artcurial

Monday, December 8, 2014

Eskimo & Northwest Coast Art at Jacaranda Tribal

Jacaranda Tribal has just revealed a beautiful new assemblage of tribal art and artifacts from the Arctic and the Pacific Northwest. This new ensemble of objects, as charming as it is fascinating, comprises a range of Eskimo works from Alaska and Greenland – miniatures, dolls, ritual items, and hunting equipment – along with a pair of ceremonial items from British Columbia. The selections in the newest online exhibition are illustrated below. For more details on these fine offerings and many, many more, please visit

Bird mask - Nunivak Island, Alaska 
Hamat'sa headdress  -  Kwakiutl, British Columbia

Mask  -  Cup'ig, Alaska

Raven rattle  -  Bella Coola, British Columbia

Hunter's amulets  -  Eskimo, Alaska

Bag fastener in the form of a fish  -  Eskimo, Alaska

Hunter's amulet  -  Eskimo, Alaska

Figurine  -  Eskimo, Alaska

Eight dolls  -  Yup'ik, Alaska

Model kayak  -  Eskimo, Greenland

Model kayak  -  Eskimo, Alaska  -  Ca 1200–1300 CE 
Archer's wristguard  -  Eskimo, Alaska

Pipe  -  Eskimo, Siberia
Tom cod lure  -  Eskimo, North America

Pair of fishing lures  -  Eskimo, North America

Fishing kit  -  Eskimo, North America

Images ©James Worrell 2014

Tribal Art Sale - Origine

Origine Expert will present a sale of fine tribal art and artifacts today, December 8, at the Hotel Drouot in Paris. The lots will comprise a wide range of works from Africa, Australia, and the pre-Columbian Americas.

For more information, view the online catalogue.

Images courtesy of Origine Expert

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thema Sablon 4

Thema Sablon began its fourth installment in the Sablon arts district of Brussels yesterday and will continue through November 29. This exciting tribal art event comprises some twenty-five thematic exhibitions by a host of distinguished dealers, such as Didier Claes, Kevin Conru, Jo de Buck, Patrick Mestdagh, Serge Schoffel, and many more.

For more information, visit Thema's official Facebook page.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Native American Art Sale at Bonhams

Bonhams will present a large sale of Native American art and artifacts in San Francisco on December 8. Among the hundreds of lots will be a wide range of Southwest figures, jewelry, and basketry, as well as a selection of Spanish Colonial works. A few of the sale's highlights, pictured below, are a monumental Apache olla, a fine Northwest Coast chilkat blanket, and a rare Mojave cradle figure.

View the online catalogue.

Images courtesy of Bonhams

Thursday, November 20, 2014

African, Oceanic and North American Art Sale at Christie's

On December 11, Christie's will present a sale of fine tribal art and artifacts in Paris. The lots will comprise a wide range of beautiful works from New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Central and West Africa, and elsewhere.

View the online catalogue.

Dance headdress  -  Tsimshian or Haisla, Northwest Coast

Hook figure  -  Iatmul, Papua New Guinea

Ceremonial adze  -  Maori, New Zealand

Kifwebe mask  -  Luba, D.R. Congo

Lime spatula  -  Massim, Papua New Guinea

Deble figure  -  Senufo, Côte d'Ivoire
Images courtesy of Christie's

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Les Affinités Électives d'Alexis Bonew at Sotheby's

On December 10, Sotheby's will present the African art collection of Alexis Bonew in Paris. Composed in an epic manner, this collection of art from the Congo reveals the work of a humanist spirit, a lover of ancient civilisations, ancient languages, Classical and African culture; a man whose appreciation for beauty consisted as much of philosophy and science as of feeling.

View the online catalogue.

Power figure  -  Songye, D.R. Congo

Muminia mask  -  Lega, D.R. Congo

Cannabis mortar  -  Luluwa, D. R. Congo

Ivory figure  -  Lega, D.R. Congo

Power figure  -  Kongo, D.R. Congo
Images courtesy of Sotheby's