|Photos - page 2 - rue des Beaux-Arts part 2
|This page will focus on the galleries on the West side of rue des Beaux-Arts
*Text below in quotes is from the Parcours des mondes catalog
Some of the photos are better than others, the lighting situation wasn't the best for non-flash
photography. You can click on any image to see a larger version.
|On this side of rue des Beaux-Arts I didn't take any photos of Galerie Meyer Oceanic Art which is # 36 on the map.
Above is #34 Galerie David Manfredi from Milano
He had a spectacular figure in his gallery that I fell in love with instantly and so did Bobbi Hamill, but apparently someone else fell in love with it too
and when she went back to inquire about the figure a little later (maybe 30 minutes to an hour) it had already been sold and removed from the
gallery! I'm glad that I at least got to look at it up close and take some photos before it sold. I belive it was a Dayak hampatong pantak figure from
Borneo with outstretched arms, it was incredible, and for 11,000 euros it was probably a good price for the figure in a venue like this.
Below are some photos, it was one of my top 3 favorite objects in the show.
|Next stop was #4, Galerie Afrique
They had a nice display of Asante Akua'ba dolls in the front window and the focus of their exhibition was the "sensual" arts of Africa.
"Galerie Afrique will present its "Eros Noir" exhibition at KAOS Parcours des Mondes 2006: a selection of ancient sculptures from sub-Saharan
Africa in which the artists freely expressed an unbridled sensuality. The exhibition includes wood, stone and terracotta phallic statues designed to
ensure the fertility of the clan's women, stomach masks associating magic and sexuality in the society's founding rituals, and statues with
exaggerated sexual characteristics to prove their procreational power. Under western eyes, these sculptures may be seen as erotic but their
creators regarded them as an ode to creation and the continuity of life."
|I didn't get a photo of the front of the gallery for #16, Dandrieu Giovagnoni, from Rome
but above is the photo of an Idoma couple from the event catalog. They had an exhibition called "NIGERIA"
"The Gallery was set up in Rome back in 1977, and was instrumental in promoting African Art through
severalexhibitions organised by theme in its showrooms, and proposing cultural events to Italian public
institutions. In the last years, during the month of June, the Gallery has also marked its presence in Paris by
holding an annual exhibition in Le Marais, now the Gallery participates in KAOS Parcours des Mondes
during the month of September.
On this occasion of KAOS 2006, it will display a selection of unique African sculptures, masks and statues,
from Nigeria. These objects, coming from several major European collections, and belonging to Idoma,
Mama, Urhobo, Mumuye, Afikpo, Jompre and Bassa 'Nge cultures, were selected on account of the
strength and beauty of their various shapes.
In particular, we will note the rare presence of a large size Idoma couple (130 and 137 cm), with white
faces and powerful bodies, whose bold shapes are the most striking feature of this sculpture."
|Next was #21 Entwistle Gallery from London and Paris
"Roberta and Lance Entwistle have been dealing for over thirty years in the finest works of tribal art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Their
clients include many of the most prestigious private collections in Europe and North America as well as many major institutions with an interest in
this field. In 2005 they opened new galleries in the rue des Beaux Arts in Paris and New Bond Street in London."
My favorite thing in this gallery was a Sapo headrest that I didn't get a photo of. It was a great headrest with a price tag to match - 57,000 euros.
The Fang figure directly below was interesting and so was the one further down from the event catalog. The one from the event catalog wasn't in
the gallery, I was told that it was in the la Biennale des Antiquaires at the Grand Palais.
|Next on the street, tucked away in a little courtyard was #46, Adrian Schlag
"The gallery was founded in 1996 in Cologne, Germany, followed by two years of assistant work
with Phillipe Guimiot, and fairs in Cologne, Munich and Geneva.
Today Adrian Schlag receives his clients by appointment in Brussel in his apartment, rue Joseph Stevens.
For the Parcours des Mondes he shows a selection of classical pieces from Africa and Oceania"
Most of the objects on display were Oceanic objects with the exception of a few nice African pieces with my favorite being a nice
Yombe figure shown below. The gallery also published a nice hard cover book for this years objects in Parcours des mondes
which I got a copy of.
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