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Helena Rubinstein. Madame’s Collection

37 Quai Branly, 75007: Paris, France

November 19, 2019 - September 27, 2020 Exhibition November 19, 2019 September 27, 2020 Europe/London Helena Rubinstein. Madame’s Collection 37 Quai Branly, 75007: Paris, France

An extraordinary figure, the first 20th-century businesswoman, a self-made and emancipated woman, a visionary... There is no shortage of superlatives to describe the incredible rise to fame of Helena Rubinstein (1870-1965), dubbed the Empress of beauty by Cocteau, but her role as an experienced collector and a pioneer in the recognition of African and Oceanic arts in Europe and North America is often overlooked. Primarily amassed in Paris through her various encounters, "Madame’s collection", now dispersed, comprised over 400 pieces of non-European art including precious Kota and Fang reliquary guardians, exceptional Baoulé, Bamana, Senoufo and Dogon pieces. The exhibition places the spotlight on her passion for non-Western arts - primarily African art - through sixty pieces, as well as her fascination for their expressive intensity and character.


Something That Binds

Preview of 'IncarNations: African Art as Philosophy'

June 30, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

'IncarNations. African Art as Philosophy' crosses the African continent in search of the essence of African art. Preview the show and hear from its curator, Kendell Geers, by reading his opening speech to the exhibition.


2019 State of the African Art Market

Voice of the Collector

February 28, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Discover who today’s collectors of African art are, what they are buying, and how they think the market will evolve over the next few years in ÌMỌ̀ DÁRA's 2019 State of the African Art Market report.


ÌMỌ̀ DÁRA Reading List

Books to Pack on Your Holiday

August 09, 2018 By: Adenike Cosgrove

We asked eight collectors to share their favourite books on African art to help you decide on your holiday reading.


Reclaiming History

The Return of Stolen Works from the Dundo Museum

June 15, 2018 By: Adenike Cosgrove

The Sindika Dokolo Foundation identifies and recovers six additional works stolen from the Dundo Museum in Angola. Find out what the foundation has been up to since we last spoke to Sindika.


2018 State of the African Art Market

Voice of the Collector

January 05, 2018 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Discover who today’s collectors of African art are, what they are buying, and how they think the market will evolve over the next few years in ÌMỌ̀ DÁRA's first State of the African Art Market report.