Thursday, November 23, 2006

November Art for sale

Please have a look at some of our fine genuine African Art items for
sale this month.

David Norden A fine Dan mask A Pende sickness mask with a double face. A Makonde Lipiko mask Some of our african statues A XIIth century Thai stone buste

P.S.: You can see more in the main sections : Masks Statues African objects Outside African Art

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

something corporate down

something corporate down is a page dedicate to the down song of Something corporate, with the down lyrics a Konstantine live video and a discussion of the North album with some samples from each song. Enjoy

Monday, September 18, 2006

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Friday, August 25, 2006

Malawi - african masks

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Preserving culture in wood carvings
Malawi's Daily Times - Malawi

Preserving culture in wood carvingsBY DEBORAH NYANGULU02:18:29 - 25 August 2006Many people in the country have argued that our culture has taken a defective position – a position where culture is turning to ‘alien’ cultures and importing cultural elements from them.Every time one hears elders bemoaning Malawi’s lost culture. They recall the good old days when Malawi had what it could proudly call her own cultural identity.But despite all sorts of cultural imports taking place in the country, there still remain strong elements of what can be described as truly Malawian.One such element that has attempted to preserve the country’s culture is wood carving.Wood carvings are found almost everywhere in the country. They are sold along the roads in the country and many other places in the cities and towns.
... We thus make masks of gule wamkulu, figures of chiefs and animals, chairs, zipande, traditional bowls and models of African huts,” Baundi says. ...

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03/29/07By TAYA FLORES found at Capital News Service

BALTIMORE -- African art goes beyond the traditional mask. At least that's what a new exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art is intended to show.
While the connection between an Egyptian alabaster vase and the stunning kaleidoscope of video images by Ethiopian artist Theo Eshetu may not be obvious, one thing is certain -- African art is changing.
"Americans are new to learning about the diversity of the African continent because we haven't learned it," said the exhibit's curator, Karen Milbourne. "What is represented in media is this generic African culture of people living in tribes. Those nuances of who the individual is get lost in these stereotyped styles."
The pieces come from different countries, have different purposes and are loosely wound around the current exhibition's theme, Light. It is the first of a three part series of exhibitions called Meditations on African Art, which explores the use of light, color and pattern in African art. Light opened in December and ends April 1.
The second exhibition, Color, features African art that may be more familiar to Americans. It has some 30 masks and focuses on the symbolism of the colors red, black and white used within the masks. This exhibition opens April 18 and ends Aug. 19.
The last exhibition, Pattern which opens Aug. 29 and ends Jan. 13, 2008, explores the use of dynamic pattern within African art.
Light show
Light showcases a diverse mix of African art ranging from a pair of 19th to 20th-century brass ankle bracelets worn by a high-ranking Nigerian woman to a Yoruba bead painting from Nigerian artist Jimoh Buraimoh.
Traditional African art is functional and connected with religious ceremony or rituals. Africans do not create art for art's sake as in Western cultures, said Gabriel Tenabe, director of museums at Morgan State University.
Although most of the pieces in the exhibit are traditional masks and statues, some, such as those by the Ethiopian, Theo Eshetu, and by Buraimoh, depart from the traditional style and create artwork that is conceptual.
Eshetu's video installation uses images, television and mirrors to create a video montage, in which viewers stand in front of a frame and stick their head in to see a globe of images from America, Africa and Bali, emerging, moving and melding together.
Buraimoh's piece from 1991, Three Wise Men, shows three figures "painted" with beads. The figures allude to the three wise men of the bible and the three men who negotiated with the English for Nigeria's independence in 1960.
Religion's influence
The Morgan State museum director, Tenabe, said traditional art is dying out and giving way to new art forms for many reasons.
For one thing, younger generations have moved away from traditional religions, Tenabe said.
"Everything traditional is connected to religion," he said. "But Islam prohibits images and Christian missionaries took art works out of the continent. As a result a lot of young people moved away from it."
He said that authentic African art became popular among Europeans and Americans around the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The masks, sculpture and wood carvings were used for religious rituals, ceremonies and to adorn shrines. He said the art was never meant to be sold, but some people would steal it from the shrines and sell it or foreign missionaries would bring it to Europe or the United States.
Tenabe said another reason the art is changing is that younger people are also moving to cities were the traditional artwork is not practiced. Still, Tenabe said, traditional art will not disappear overnight.
"There are still pockets of Africans that create their own works because they follow their own religion and even up to now people still use masks in Nigeria," he said.
Selling to consumers
But some artists are moving away from the traditional style and moving not only to conceptual styles, but consumer styles of art as well.
"The new people make it to make a living, but not for religion," he said. "They are moving away from traditional style because a lot of work goes into it and they are making it for consumers. The quality is not there because people are no longer doing it for religion, but for tourism."
He said an authentic African mask would normally take a year to make, and sell for $2,000, but now the same artist makes four or five masks in six months and sells the new masks for $50 each.
At 58, Erness Abron Hill, a lecturer at Morgan State, said she has seen the prices of authentic African art soar during the 30 years she's been collecting.
A mask she paid $35 for in 1980 would be $350 now.
AIDS epidemic
She suggested there is a simpler but more tragic reason traditional art is dying out: The African AIDS epidemic is killing the artists.
"As the disease spreads it's going to phase out the old tradition," she said. "When Africa stabilizes, the culture will be different."
Even within traditional art forms such as masks, the imprint of AIDS is apparent. Milbourne said that there are masks that have the AIDS ribbon built into them.
She also said that Africans are using the arts to educate the youth about AIDS and people infected with the disease are using artworks to raise money for their care, such as women in South Africa making and selling baskets made out of telephone wire.
Although traditional African art is changing, it's not a negative thing, Hill said.
"This will change the way people view African art for the good," she said. "It will help people have a better view of Africans, besides the traditional."

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African Supercar: The New Strada Project
Jalopnik - Herndon,VA,USA
A new Italian sports car inspired by African masks? Sure, I'm game. According to Car Body Design, the the African Automotive Design ...

Because it's there
St. Petersburg Times - St. Petersburg,FL,USA
... He raided the Animal Kingdom gift shops. Zebra masks. Kenyan carvings. African wind chimes. "Honest to God," Simone says, "I didn't think he'd go crazy.". ...

Shopping for Souvenirs
Provincetown Banner - Provincetown,MA,USA
... There are shops which sell sandals, African masks, etchings, hooked rugs, handmade jewelry, pottery, and the midtown shops which have every sort of gadget for ...

National museum devoted to slavery
The State - Columbia,SC,USA
... African-Americans spent $30.5 billion on leisure travel in the United States in ... book with state-by-state slave listings, and torture devices, masks and wooden ...

Philadelphia - Philadelphia,PA,USA
... 30. AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM, 7th & Arch sts., 215-574-0380. ... ceramics and porcelain, weaving, male and female costumes, embroidery masks, dolls, puppets ...

Vaccinations help travelers minimize risk of disease
Centre Daily Times - Centre County,PA,USA
... The walls of the clinic are decorated with ethnic fabrics, African masks and enlarged pictures of deceptively harmless-looking mosquitoes. ...

Immigrants Flock Proudly to Musée du Quai Branly
New York Times - United States
... rites from New Guinea stand up as if of their own accord, a whole wall is covered with Australian aboriginal bark paintings, African masks are positioned at ...

VUE Weekly - Edmonton,Alberta,Canada
... introduction that incorporates his insightful thoughts about the African stereotypes that ... recreates every character using a mix of costumes, masks and puppetry ...

Hidden Gems (150,000 of Them)
New York Sun - New York,NY,USA
... Street, was one of the first to display artifacts such as masks, statues, ceremonial ... displayed at the Museum in "Perfect Documents: Walker Evans and African Art ...

'Double, Double' is twice the fun
Boston Globe - United States
... We take in the tasteful array of African masks, the sweeping spiral staircase to a balcony above, the silver objets scattered on perfect little tables, and we ...

John Molori's Media Blitz - USA
... before us, the players that played when they didn't have face masks, when they had ... Warren Moon and delved into Moon’s role as the first African-American QB ...

African modern art

They’re buying
the Nelson and JCCC have acquired for their upcoming new spaces ART
By ALICE THORSON found at The Kansas City Star

More space calls for more art.
So the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Johnson County Community College are racking up acquisitions: the Nelson to fill its new Bloch Building, opening June 9, and JCCC for the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, opening in fall 2007.
Jan Schall, the Nelson’s curator of modern and contemporary art, has been working with adviser Robert Storr on an array of purchases, funded by a $10 million grant from the William T. Kemper Foundation — Commerce Bank, Trustee.

Most of the works are destined for the modern and contemporary art galleries in the Bloch Building, where the collection will enjoy 14,240 square feet, a 50 percent increase in space over its former quarters in the original Nelson structure.

At the Nerman, director Bruce Hartman has been on an extended shopping spree since January 2004, thanks to Kansas City philanthropists Tony and Marti Oppenheimer.
To date, the Oppenheimers and the Oppenheimer Brothers Foundation have spent $654,000 on 76 artworks for the museum. They will appear in rotating displays in three permanent collection galleries, measuring 4,000 square feet, on the second floor.

As of this month, the two institutions together have added more than 100 new works. Here’s a sneak preview of a small sampling.
•Richard Serra, “Corner Block” (1983):

Serra’s rectangular block of steel balanced atop a 5-by-5-foot plate of steel is part of the eminent American sculptor’s “prop series,” inspired by the verb “to prop.”
“It’s just based on gravity, balance and point load,” Schall explained. “You have that sense of suspended animation, arrested motion and this tension about the fact that nothing seems to be supporting this but forces of nature. There’s always a little sense of danger.”
“We have a very strong collection of minimalist art, and we’ve never had a Serra,” Schall added. “(This piece) cements the core of key artists involved with minimalist thinking.”
•Marc Handelman, “Miasma (2)” (2006):
L.A. art critic David Pagel raved about Handelman’s “creepy images of power” in the artist’s debut exhibit at Marc Selwyn Fine Art in Los Angeles in 2005.
The Nerman’s new acquisition, an 8-by-8-foot abstraction that riffs on the Fox News logo, continues in this vein.
“He took the logo and just started abstracting and abstracting it until it became a big swirl,” Hartman said. “It’s all in red, white and blue, and the center spirals around. It’s like an explosion of patriotism, but there’s a void at the center suggesting something is awry. It’s really out there.”
• Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled (March 5th) #2” (1991):
His lover Ross, who died of AIDS in 1991, was a major inspiration for the art of Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996), including the Nelson’s recently acquired light sculpture.
The March 5 date included in the title is Ross’ birthday.
“It’s a tribute to Ross as an AIDS activist and gay man,” Schall said. “It’s about two lives, two energies, hung side by side together, and somebody’s light will go out first,” she added. “It’s very poignant, and such a simple use of metaphor for such eloquent and humanistic content. All it is, is two cords, two plugs, two sockets, two light bulbs. When one burns out, you change both and start over.”
•Jess, “Figure 2 — A Field of Pumpkins Grown for Seed: Translation #11” (1965):
Born Burgess Collins in Long Beach, Calif., in 1923, the artist who came to be known simply as “Jess” was a leading light in the Bay Area art scene. Although his idiosyncratic work was slow to earn national critical recognition, it now appears in major museum collections around the country.
The Nelson’s recent acquisition is one of the enigmatic figurative works Jess called “translations.”
“They’re all based on little black-and-white reproductions of things he’s seen in books and translated into something else,” Schall said. The source image for the Nelson painting came from an early 20th-century U.S. Department of Agriculture yearbook.
“It’s a magical painting, and yet it’s so mundane,” Schall said. “It is really outside the mainstream. We wanted to bring in some things that aren’t necessarily part of the big story that’s always told.”
•Nick Cave, “Soundsuit” (2005):
Cave, a 1992 alum of the Kansas City Art Institute, makes elaborate “soundsuits,” incorporating feathers, dryer lint, sequins, beads and human hair. He relates them to “African ceremonial costumes and masks,” and designs them to be worn and performed.
For the Nerman, Hartman purchased a vibrant beaded and sequined soundsuit featuring old beaded compact cases that Cave picked up at flea markets. The design on the back resembles African Kuba cloth, but the most striking element of the work is its pointed headdress, evoking a Ku Klux Klan hood.
“He’s taken the most conspicuous symbol of the Klan and completely subverted it,” Hartman said. “It’s no longer a question of fearing something. He’s overwhelming it.”
•Nadine Robinson, “Rock Box #2” (2006):
“I wanted to get hip-hop culture into the larger mainstream,” Robinson said during a visit to Kansas City in spring 2005. She was showing two big blue paintings inset with black speakers in the “Lost in Music” show at JCCC.
Robinson continues to develop her unique fusion of street culture and high art in a commissioned work for the Nerman. Her “Rock Box #2” (2006) “references hip-hop and bling,” Hartman said.
“It’s a big speaker box, all white and completely covered with rhinestones,” he said. “It also has a sound component, derived from New York dance club music, and the speaker pulsates slightly to the beat.”

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

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Friday, July 28, 2006

August is hot this year

Dear african art lover ,

August is hot this year, enjoy some of our articles.
The market has been very strong this year and prices of African art are on the rise. But it still is possible to find genuine affordable things at reasonable prices, but you need for that to buy with knowledge, or buy from people who has knowledge themselves and are ethical. So that is the reason why you should visit as much Museums with African Art as possible, and also visit dealers with good reputation that delivers a certificate and take back items without questions or exchange them. Visit museums, fairs and auctions to increase your knowledge and see as much objects as possible to be able to pick up fine items. Try to track back the provenance of pieces, since age has an impact on the value, and try to buy pieces not because they are cheap, but because they "speak" to you, and are strong. Try also to find a "mentor" that could give you a second opinion before buying pieces, and you will be on your way to become a serious collector yourself.
David Norden
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Sunday, July 09, 2006

five days in Paris

five days in Paris I gave the final touch to the 29 pages reports with plenty images from all the fine pieces I have seen and some insiders stories and names that my readers can download for 10 €. They also get my address list with museums experts and dealers.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

I am in Paris

I am in Paris to follow up the auctions, the openings and the opening from the quai Branly.

I have taken a few pieces with me. If you are in Paris you can phone me on my mobile to meet me if you are interested in African Art and want to see the few pieces I took with me.

phone David norden: +32 3 227 3540

Real Airport Art

Cultural Expressions

AIRPORT PYLONS Sankofa SingsAfrican art and artifacts from the 19th century are on display. Part of the City’s permanent collection, these items are a sampling from the opening exhibition at the City of Austin’s new George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center. Titled Sankofa Sings, these authentic items include a hand carved Bolo mask, cast bronze Bamileke Gongs, and intricate wood carvings. Pictured at right is Seated Male Figure with Beard.
On display through June 27, 2006.
Location: Ten pylonsLevel: Concourse across from Gates 7-12

Saturday, June 03, 2006

My sites

My sites:
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Friday, June 02, 2006

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Thursday, June 01, 2006

BIG Man small man

Bruneaf - Brussels non European art fair: "'BIG Man small man' an exhibition at Gallery Geerts in Brussels from 7 to 11 june 2006, rue Lebeau 27. Opening on tuesday 6 June between 6:00 and 9:00 pm DAVID NORDEN I was again not selected as a Bruneaf member in 2006, but due to the high demand of my readers you where able to see me is in Brussels in the rue Lebeau 27, it is the street going down from the Sablon. The theme this year will be statues and masks representing man. All showed objects where guaranteed 50 years old or more and created in a tribal context (certificate delivered on request). See more at big man small man David Norden"

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Branly et vieilles familles dans l'eventail

Je ne m'en rendait pas compte, mais je fais moi-même partie d'unevieille famille Anversoise. Donc faut plus trop rigoler avec moi :-)

Je m'explique: J'achete cette semaine le Nr special de L'Eventail en librairie de Mai 2006
Avec en couverture une tête Lobi a coté decelle de Mr Chirac ( Par analogie??)
Avec comme titre : "ArtsPremiers" Quai Branly Le Musée du President.

Un magazine super interessant sur les vieilles familles.
Ce nr concerne principalement les vieilles familles interessée par l'ArtAfricain et non-européen, et à ma grande stupeur j'en fait partie...parmi les Degrunne, Alex Van Opstal, Chauveau, Mestdagh et autres riches excentriques comme Dora et Paul Janssen.

Voici ce qu'ils écrivent en page 37:

A Anvers également, à cause du port et de l'arrivage des bateaux, il y a eu des collectionneurs et des marchands depuis le début du siècle. En 1928, Henry Pareyn a vendu une partie de sa collection a un marchand parisien Charles Ratton, ainsi qu'une autre partie aux enchères: 200 pages de catalogue et trois jours de vente.
Fourreur et taxidermiste, M. Walschaert avait également une tres belle collection avant la guerre; il la vendit en partie à Mme Lévy,dont le fils Norden est toujours marchand à Anvers.

écrit par Jean De Maere dans

Et voila, je me demande ou il a été chercher son information, de toute façon c'est juste a l'exception de l'ortographe du nom de ma mère qui s'appelle Mme Nadya Levi.

De toute façon c'est un nr interessant, aller le chercher chez votre libraire.
En tous les cas tous les objets dans ma galerie proviennent d'une vieille famille Anversoise, en tout bien tout honneur...

David Norden.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

funny video clips

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Friday, April 14, 2006

African People & Culture.Typology of statues.

I found the following article. It is not very accurate, and doesn't show much knowlege about the African tribes and customs, but I like the descriptions of the different kind of pieces to be found in tourist shops today.

Of course you can find erotic carvings in African Art, like the Sari Porno from Madagascar.

Also it is not true that most pieces usage can't be known. You can find plenty documentation,about most African Tribes.

David Norden.

Daily Observer Newspaper - African People & Culture: "African People & Culture
Written by Sanna Jawara Thursday, 13 April 2006

When a person views African art, several themes seem to come up over and over again.
These themes are representations of different things that are significant to African culture; and reveal the importance behind some of its most beautiful art.
The common themes are:

A couple
A woman and a child
A male with a weapon or animal
An outsider or 'stranger'

Couples are most commonly shown as freestanding figures of relatively the same size and stature. They may be representative of ancestors, a married couple, twins, or community founders. This is representative of the importance placed on two as one. Most art of this type was developed for shrines or for positions of ceremonial honour.

Sexual intimacy is rare in African carvings. This in that it is rare for men and women to display their affection publicly. The most common theme of the male and female couple is that of strength and honour; not love and intimacy.

The mother and child couple is often representative of mother earth and the people as her children. African women will generally have a very strong desire for children as well however. The strong desire that a woman has to bear children further shows the strong mother child relationship that is a vital part of African culture .

A male with a weapon or animal (commonly a horse) is commonly produced to show honour to departed ancestors. Animals are rarely sculpted for the purpose of showing the inward or outward beauty of the animal; but to give status to the person. Even today, many in Africa would consider the ownership of a horse to be of greater status than the ownership of an automobile. Showing a person with a horse would then be giving great honor to them. Sometimes people are shown with animals that are not really ridden; possibly even mythical. The purpose is to show the power given to one who rides such an animal; and the wealth that they must have.

As women achieve significance through their children, men will often be honoured in warfare. The one who goes into battle must have physical, emotional and spiritual energy to survive and to conquer. Thus the emphasis on weapons and the spoils of war in many African works.

A final common representation in African art is that of the stranger. In Africa, a stranger is someone from a different country or tribe. They would usually not be welcomed; and the more distorted the portrayal of the stranger, the greater the gap that is normally symbolized. Sometimes strangers; especially white foreigners; are given a form of respect based on their relatively great weaponry and other powers.

Unfortunately, much of African art comes with no explanation of the meaning intended to be symbolized when it was created. When the meaning can be discerned, the deeper understanding gained and fuller appreciation of the cultural heritage can be obtained in a more meaningful and memorable way.

Information and images kindly provided by Africa Imports

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

wholesale diamonds

Danny Diamonds is the diamond site I just created for a friend of mine who is in the diamond business in Antwerp. There is a section related on the latest diamond news with gossips and interesting articles related on diamonds, and you can also find some of his wholesale diamonds for sale. This section will grow in the near future.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Lisboa Fair

The Lisboa Fair was quite good. I sold several items and also visited a few very high end private collection, they had mostly Tschokwe, Makonde, Yoruba, and Mozambique material.

I also a very big dealer-collector who had more than 140 maternity's, it was simply fabulous.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Fly Lisboa

Fly Lisboa: "Dear friend,

The grand XVII BIENAL DE ANTIGUIDADES opening is on Saturday in Lisbon, Portugal, 4 p.m. and I really am happy of the selection of fine pieces I have made to show you there.

I found some marvelous old and fine Baule masks, a fine Bacongo wooden rattle, an impressive Dogon picoreur mask formerly from the Dutch dealer Steven van de Raadt, a superb Makonde mask, some fine little Luba statues, etc..

If you are already excited, just take a plane, with TAF you can be there in a few hours I guess. Since the Fair is open daily untill midnight, you can make it a 'short trip'. Also the Fair covers two weekends, so if you can't make it this weekend, do it the next.

It is really hot there and the beach is just around the corner... Perfect to get a little tan :-) My Hotel has a swimming pool on the roof, perfect for my daughter Zazie who is 6 now and who will join me for a few days with my wife Sylvie.

The best way to go is with TAF Airlines .
You can find hotels on

When I come back from Lisbon I will certainly go to the Lempertz auction next tribal art auction in Brussels on 30/3/2006 .
Another interesting auction is is the Jean-Pierre Hallet auction in New York , May 9-10, 2006.
His father was the famous Africanist painter André Hallet, read more at

We are doing research on African objects previously owned by Félix Fénéon.
Especially the objects sold in auction of 1947:
Bellier, Hotel Drouot-Paris "Collection Fénéon, Afrique, Océanie, Amérique", 11 & 13 June 1947.
Fénéon's love for art was absolute, and even formed his political orientation. The failure by the "bourgeois" society to understand the real artists, its admiration with commonplace hacks, 'sugary masters of schools and academies', and its accusation of new and fresh trends - all this was enough for Fénéon to justify the destruction of society.
Fénéon approved of Anarchistic propaganda, even its extreme forms, whichcalled for action using bombs. Some works by Impressionists hang from the walls of his study in the Ministry of Defence. Later, when Anarchists' terrorist attacks shocked France, some explosives would be found in the same study. Read more at :

Theft of sacred Kenya vigango angers Kenyan villagers Memorial totems are increasingly being stolen to fuel Western demand for African art.

Traditions Rome shows signs of African art . Over 100 works buck stereotypes and reveal thriving culture (ANSA) - Rome, March 3 - A facinating new exhibition here seeks to give visitors a glimpse of African art and culture and buck some stereotypes in the process. The show, entitled "Segni e simboli: i linguaggi nelle tradizioni africane" (Signs and symbols: languages in African traditions), opens at the city's Biblioteca Angelica on March

Landmarks in the globalization of modern African art. Contemporary African art is experiencing a renaissance in the West, moving beyond the primitivism of 1906 when western artists were influenced by traditional African art, and which sparked off a trend in the 1930s and 1940s showing African artworks in the West.

Hope to meet you soon,

Saturday, January 28, 2006


february06: "News February 06

Dear reader,

Some exciting news this month and some interesting perspectives for the future.
Etribal and Tribal magazine decided to become a magazine again.
I will participate at the Biennial Fair of Antiques of Lisbon. The fair will be from 18 March to 26 March 2006.The last fair was very successful.
Let me know if you need details on how to participate yourself, or if you know high end antique dealers willing to participate ( tribal art or not ), or if you need an invitation.
If you live around Lisbon, I can also come visit you.

At the end of the email, I'll show you some items for sale at this moment.
Can I please also ask those of you who bought from me in the past, and those intending to perhaps do so in the future to answer this mail and give me you home address, phone number, and collecting field ?
David Norden

Last Minute: William Rubin, 78, Curator Who Transformed MoMA, Dies
William Rubin's made the catalogue for the 1984 exhibition "Primitivism" in 20th Century Art at the Museum of Art and demonstrated affinities between African Art and modern artists.

Stolen Art
The Luba piece was bought by Lavuun Quackelbeen (Brussels) from Diou Jean Pierre, La Garde-Freinet, France. IT WAS NEVER DELIVERED. A lawyer has been requested to file a case against Mr Diou, and this piece may not be sold to someone else .

Dan-Toma mask.Height: 32 cm
Stolen from the GALERIE ALAIN BOVIS in Paris on 11 January 2006 .

Biennial Fair of Antiques of Lisbon 18 to 26 March 2006.
I hope to meet you there.
The last fair was very successful. Let me know if you need details on how to participate yourself, or if you know high end antique dealers willing to participate ( tribal art or not ), or if you need an invitation. If you live around Lisbon I can also come visit you.

The 52nd Annual Winter Antiques Show runs through 29 Janunary 2006 at the Seventh Regiment Armory PLUCK. When they work, it works.
So, welcome to the 52nd Annual Winter Antiques Show which opens today on Park Avenue. This was once the best, hands-down swellest event of its kind in the New York season, but it has competition now. Lots. The Seventh Regiment Armory has functioned as a glorified loading dock for all kinds of shows, coming and going, with specialty items like the International Asian Art Fair and the Tribal and Textile Arts Show generating serious incandescence.


William Rubin, 78, Curator Who Transformed MoMA, and wrote "primitivism" Dies
Birds & Felines Compared Arts Barbier-Mueller ... to 15th March 2006
Birds and felines often occurred in the daily life of Pre-Columbian civilizations and inhabited their legends in such a way that they are very often represented in works of art and objects from this period.
deYoung and the old
New Museum Exhibition in Rimini (Italy) Marc Augé - Musée des Regards (français). Inaugurazione del "Affrica Terra Incognita - Raccolte Etnografiche di Rimini"(Italian)
Art of Africa This year's African art exhibitions were meant to make us think again about the continent. But if admiring art was enough to change the world, Africa would have got justice long ago, says Jonathan Jones. He decided to go in search of the art that doesn't get into galleries but which has real function in the lives of ordinary Africans.
Sothebys New York Report 11 Nov 05 part2 by Paul De Lucco a response to Sotheby's part1 by Lee Rubinstein from the December newsletter.
All African-Americans Thousands preview African museum Moad in SF
Chicago ceramics Storage Container, early/mid-20th century. Nuna; Burkina Faso. Collection of Keith Achepohl. CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- There's a special exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, but don't look for the bright hues of the French impressionism for which the museum is famous; the colors of these works are the muted earth tones of African mud and clay. read Chicago ceramics


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Monday, January 23, 2006

Occultism in Africa governance

Well it seems a strange practice, won't help solve the coruption problems .
Occultism in Africa governance: "Africa governance
For several centuries, African leaders have always had recourse to occult manipulations by which they blindfolded their followers."

Friday, January 20, 2006


Stolen-art: "STOLEN ART

This Luba stool was bought by Lavuun Quackelbeen to Diou Jean Pierre, La Garde-Freinet, France, who never send the piece, and refuse to give back the money. A lawyer has been requested to attack Mr Diou in justice, and this piece may not be sold someone else .

Dan-Toma mask.
Height: 32 cm

Stolen at the GALERIE ALAIN BOVIS in Paris on 11 January 2006 ."

Thursday, January 12, 2006

computer dump

computer dump: "Computer dump: An E-Cycling Nightmare for Africa
In a dump outside the Alaba Market in Lagos, Nigeria, children scavenge for anything of value amid mounds of smoldering computer monitors and broken television sets. People here complain of fumes, but most remain unaware of the extreme health hazards caused by burning carcinogens and toxins in discarded electronic equipment."