Friday, December 26, 2014

Tribal Art Auction at Native

On January 24, Native of Brussels will hold a sale of African, Oceanic, and Arctic art from various European collections, including that of Madame Andrée- Laure Seret, which has never been shown before. Madame Seret, who was a Sablon antiques dealer, acquired most of these objects from her friend, artist Willy Mestach, in the 1960s and 1970s. Many of the objects in the collection reveal the influence that African art had on Western artists. Among these, a Sakassou region Baule statuette, two kifwebe masks that Mestach was especially fond of, and an abstract Lega figure will be among the highlights of the sale.

View the online catalogue.

Spirit maiden mask  -  Punu, Gabon

Power figure  -  Songye, D.R. Congo

Kifwebe mask  -  Songye, D.R. Congo

Power figure  -  Kongo, D.R. Congo

Images courtesy of Native Brussels

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