June TAL Newsletter
June was a hub of activity, Tribal Art lovers visited BRUNEAF in Brussels and the sale of the Marceau Rivière collection took place at Sotheby's Paris. Marceau Rivière collection reached a total of 11,483,940 EUR. The top three lots were all from the Ivory Coast with the wonderfully charismatic Baule mask fetching 4,721,000 EUR.
Sotheby’s headlined the news with the surprise takeover by the billionaire art collector Patrick Drahi, in a $3.7bn (£2.9bn) deal that restores the auction house to private ownership after three decades on the stock market.
Going forward HALI London celebrates 40 years and 200 editions of HALI magazine, with the first London festival devoted to the art and history of textiles. Set over four days HALI London ticket holders will have the chance to look at textiles—symbols of wealth and status that have been traded across continents for centuries—as the key to unravelling complex cultural narratives. The Fair will take place from 27-30th June at Mall Galleries The Mall, London SW1.
TAL Exhibitors Update
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Early 20th/19th century. Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain. 119cm long. The stone head measures, 9cm diameter x 6cm
Dan mask Ivory Coast Ex private collection Netherlands
Female figure of a female dignitary 'ngudi' Yombe / Vili figure D. R. Congo Wood, glass 18.5 cm Provenance: - Galerie d'Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Elisabeth Verhey, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Divination Bowl Such bowls were used in rituals in which destiny or prediction (ifa) was defined. Ifa divination was used to transcribe the wisdom of Orunmila, the spirit of wisdom and prophecy in Yoruba mythology. A priest taps rhythmically on a tray with a tapper to ask for the help of Orunmila. A divination bowl like this one is used to keep the sixteen sacred palm nuts. Ex-collection of the artist Fon Klement (1930 – 2000) GBP 4000
Fine Ashante Akua ba. Very early 20th century . From the Kumuwu region of the Ashante Kingdom. Height 26cm. Price £1200
An old eroded wooden figure with the archaic ancestor pose. West Nepal. 45cm. 19th century.
19th Century Fijian Yaqona Bowl D39cm H16.5 , Ex East Coast Usa private Collection £3500
Bembe Helmut Mask DRC H45cm Wood and Pigment
Luba kashekesheke divination implement (kakishi), D. R. Congo, wood and brass tacks,16cm H.
Teke power figure, D.R. Congo. 41cms including stand. Price on application.
SENUFO HEDDLE PULLEY - IVORY COAST - WEST AFRICA EARLY / MID 20TH CENTURY WOOD & PIGMENT H 16.5 CM W 10 CM PROVENANCE: EX COLLECTION ALAN DAVIE (ARTIST 1920 - 2014) PRICE £450
An Ifugao figure with Chaklag (chest and arm tattoos) having an eligible collectors label to the base. 19th-early 20th Century. Phillipines. An Ifugao figurative spoon. Ex Seward Kennedy collection. 19th-early 20th Century. Phillipines.
92nd Tribal Art Auction
African art works from the private european collections René Rickli (Olten), Alfred Angst (Zurich), Jürgen Peters (Nuremberg) and Alfred Klinkmüller (Berlin). Fine old Tribal Art from Africa, Australia, Oceania and Asia.
29 June 2019
Ancient arts of Mali
June 6-29, 2019
27 June - 03 July 2019
Tribal Dealers -Yann Ferrandin, Finch & Co, Patrick and Ondine Mestdagh
Collectors spotlight on Jean & Noble Endicott
Article discussing Marceau Rivière collection at auction
Lonnie G. Bunch III is the first African-American to lead the Smithsonian Institution.