Wednesday, August 19, 2009

African Arts in Paris during the Parcours des Mondes

David Norden à Paris
Exposition d'Art Africain à Paris du 9 au 13 septembre 2009
galerie de Buci Paris
73, Rue Seine, 75006 Paris
9 - 13 septembre 2009
“I have been asked by the organisation of Parcours des Mondes to clarify the fact that my exhibition in Paris is not part of this event and that I am not a member of Parcours des Mondes. »
David Norden.
P.S.: I apologize for any confusion that I may have caused.
Parcours des Mondes 2009
infos sur le parcours des mondes:
parcours des mondes

The eighth annual Parcours des mondes, one of the world’s leading international tribal art fair, will take place in Shops around Saint-Germain-des-Prés from September 9 to 13, 2009.

Paris 6eme arrondissement around the rue de Seine, rue des Beaux Arts, rue Jacques Callot, rue Mazarine, rue Guenegaud

If you plan to stay a few days it is recommended to book an hotel as soon as possible

Masque, Mende, Sierra Leone. Photo © Anne Deknock. Galerie J. Visser, Bruxelles

official site:

related: parcours des mondes

exhibition Regards de marchands. La passion des arts premiers

(The Dealer’s Eye: A Passion for Tribal Art) at the Monnaie de Paris, near the rue Guenegaud, 11 quai de Conti, Paris.

liste des Exposants (pdf) :
interactive map: from last year :

last years dealers page list (don,’t know why they dropped it this years, seemed very useful to me):

press release and other events :

The eighth annual Parcours des mondes, the world’s leading international tribal art fair, will be held in the Paris historic Saint-Germain-des-Prés from September 9 to 13, 2009.

Following the great success of the 2008 event, this international show and sale of traditional African, Asian, Oceanic and American arts brings together thousands of

collectors and professionals fromaround the world to share their common passion. Th emost important international

galleries will join their Parisian counterparts in the beaux-arts neighborhood of Saint-Germain. They will present a

wide variety of rare masterpieces, alongside more affordable pieces, and there will also be a host of thematic

exhibitions. Non-Parisian dealers will set up in gallery spaces in the neighborhood for the duration of the

Parcours in prestigious spaces that normally specialize in modern and contemporary art and design. The rigorous selection of participating dealers, together with their discerning expertise on the exhibited objects, will guarantee a top-quality experience for the visiting public.

A unifying theme will characterize the 2009 Parcours des mondes, that being the figure of the dealer as a discoverer, educator, expert, and devotee. Dealers are the intermediaries who aid both the beginner and the longtime collector. They contribute both to private and public collections, not only by offering high-quality pieces, but also with their expertise.

Most objects pass through their hands at one time or another, whether they end up in a private or public collection or at public auction. This seminal role in the process of collecting is worthy of recognition, so in conjunction with the fair, Parcours des Mondes will present the exhibition Regards de marchands. La passion des arts premiers

(The Dealer’s Eye: A Passion for Tribal Art) at the Monnaie de Paris, near the rue Guenegaud, 11 quai de Conti, Paris.

This show, which will be full of surprises, will emphasize the key role of the dealer through a selection of the most beautiful pieces placed in collections by the participants of Parcours des mondes over the course of their careers.

The exhibition will open its doors on September 9, 2009 at the same time as the Parcours, and will run through October 18, 2009.

Accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue and an international symposium on the same theme, this new style of exhibition will complete the Parcours, which will once again open the eyes of the public to exceptional arts.

related to the Parcours:

Some more informations and dealers addresses:

Monday, April 13, 2009

Ibibio puppet

I just acquired a quite big and fine Ibibio puppet
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Thursday, March 26, 2009

African Art at Eurantica

See some images from dealers with African Art at Eurantica Some fine items on view.


african art on twitter

Now you can follow African Arts on twitter

Friday, February 13, 2009

African Art News

I will participate next month to the Eurantica Fair in Brussels.
I also launched the African Art Club fo those of you who want more insiders informations.

Read more news on African Art

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

African Arts wishes you a Happy 2009 and some

Dear friends,

2008 was a great year for the African Art market. Since it was not pushed by exagerated speculation like in the contemporary Art Market, the African Art market stayed stable.

In Paris a Sénoufo deble just sold for 322 192 €. (french). This seems expensive, but in fact it is not since a pair sold a few weeks ago at Sotheby's in New-York for 3.5 million.

If you like Benin Bronzes visit PENN Art with there last show African bronzes, in cultural context. Just after the turn of the last century, some European artists became infatuated with African sculpture, they responded to its often astonishing formal inventiveness.
»Read Penn Benin Bronzes story

Museum of African Art Founder Warren Robbins died Warren M. Robbins, 85, founder of the Museum of African Art, forerunner to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, died Dec. 4 2008 at George Washington University Hospital of complications from a fall at his home last month.

The World Bank’s Art Curator Discusses a Major New Exhibit – Africa Now!
World Bank Art Curator Marina Galvani came to the Bank’s Art Program via a circuitous route; a trained economist and art historian, she initially joined the Bank as an economist. She soon gravitated toward the Art Program and has since become something of a force in the art world, especially in poor countries. read the interview World Bank Africa Now

Tribal Treasures in Dutch Private Collections
Arnold Wentolt and Siebe Rossel are leading the VVE Vereniging Vrienden Etnografica . The organisation exist since already 25 years and did a special exhibition with unpublished pieces from his members in the Netherlands . Read the books content. Afrikaanse Kunst in Nederland

Jolika collection lawsuit: A Collection of Tribal Art Is Embroiled in a Modern Family Feud

Photo News: Samuel Fosso African Chief If it is Tuesday, I am an African chief.
Prominent photographer Samuel Fosso brings his arresting self portraits as a pirate, tribal chief, businessman, a society woman — and tells the tale of Central African Republic.

An African photo exhibit, with books Photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher have devoted 30 years to exploring the traditions, cultures and people of Africa. They immerse themselves in the lifestyle of a particular tribe by living in the same manner and eating the same food in order to befriend people whose stories they hope to tell personally and intimately. .. more photo news

Monday, October 27, 2008

Buy African Aniques updated

I updated the front page from to make it more convinient for those who are willing to browse my site to buy african art

Monday, May 26, 2008

african art antiques shop stay

african art antiques shop stay

Bruneaf 2008 and related events

David Norden, an independent dealer not a member from any organisation invites you in Brussels from 4 to 8 June 2008 as a guest of Antiques Carl Reyntens at the rue Watteeu 27, 1000 Brussels (click to find me on the Google map - it is close to the perroquet). I have found some fine pieces, like a XVIIIth century Bamileke Cup; a Tschokwe mask from the Stapelen Museum; and much more ....
Maybe I'll do a little online presentation and another newsletter before the Brussels events if I find the time. I will also present some fine photography by my wife Sylvie Verhaeghe who also participates in the "festival de la photographie" in Arles this summer.

David Norden
Tel +32 3 227.35.40

Thursday, April 10, 2008

lower back tattoos

tribal tattoos The world's most tattooed person is Tom Leppard from the Isle of Skye, Scotland, who has 99.9 per cent of his body covered with a leopard-skin design.
body art : The earliest found tattoo was in Egypt. The tattoo was found on a mummy from the times of pyramid building. Tattooing has been said to be in existence since 12,000 BC. The earliest found tattoo was in Egypt. Get your own tattoo design from the confort of your home Lower Back Tattoo. Over the last thirty or so years, a renewed general interest in body styling can be determined among the various cultures of the West. Body modifications comprise a whole range of practices to which belong branding, scarification, implantation, deformations of the skull, the foot binding, beauty operations, Tatoos and body painting.

tribal tattoos Urine was sometimes used to mix the colouring matter of early tribal tattoos.

A mother had here son Alec who loves his inked-up arm with tribal tattoos and She loves Alec. So she gradually came to respect his body adornment.

Lower Back Tattoo Designs For Women: What Suits You? - There are many types of lower back tattoo designs, including the popular tribal back tattoos.Picking the right design isn't easy, unless you have a large selection of great tattoo design ideas to choose from. But, first what makes a good tattoo for the lower back? Watch this video to find out.Then, get the best selection of award-winning lower back tattoo designs at: Lower Back Tattoo and go with your stencil at the nearest Tattoo Shop.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

African Art : Recent Acquisitions

Buy African AntiquesDavid Norden
fine African Art.

We advise great collections since 1992 !

David Norden Sint Katelijnevest 27 B2000 Antwerpen Tel: +32 3 227.35.40

African Art for sale

Dear friends ,Please find below some thumbnails from my recent acquisitions. The items above the page are more valuable than the ones below the page. Click on the thumbs and see items you like.

aduma mask Baule seated Lvdv


kota Okondja


Bwaka statue mask and chair.jpg (90183 bytes)

Bwaka statue, 17 cm. 2,500 € Burkina Faso mask & chair, ex Ian Shaw:3000€


Ashanti funeral head + Bamana Doorlock

terracotta-rdk-Ashanti african doorlock


A small Kifwebe masquette

Small Kifwebe masquette

26 cm without stand, 37cm if it's stand (included in the price).

From a Dutch collection.Price: 1,300€

Hope you enjoyed,

David Norden

African Art

see more objects at Buy African Antiques

Thursday, January 17, 2008

African Art hub

I created a African Art hub page to explain what you should look at to build a collection with genuine African Art. When I read the messages posted on the many discussion groups on the internet I see that most African Art collectors still strugle with the fact that they don't know how to recognise if a piece is AUTHENTIC or not.

I must tell you that even if I grew up with African Art myself, it is not an easy task and that even today, I have somethimes to live a few days with a piece of African Art before beeing able to put it in the category "genuine" or "fake".
And even then sometimes the answer is not 100% on one side or the other.

You must get experienced and see as many genuine pieces as possible.

I explain some of the resources to explore at the African Art hub