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Eyema Bieri (Reliquary Guardian Figure)

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As a migratory people, the Fang have the custom of gathering the bones & skulls of deceased chiefs and important community members (together with magical substances) into cylindrical bark containers, instead of burying...


Eyema Bieri (Reliquary Guardian Figure)

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As a migratory people, the Fang have the custom of gathering the bones & skulls of deceased chiefs and important community members (together with magical substances) into cylindrical bark containers, instead of burying...


Eyema Bieri (Reliquary Guardian Figure)

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As a migratory people, the Fang have the custom of gathering the bones & skulls of deceased chiefs and important community members (together with magical substances) into cylindrical bark containers, instead of burying...


Eyema Bieri (Reliquary Guardian Figure)

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As a migratory people, the Fang have the custom of gathering the bones & skulls of deceased chiefs and important community members (together with magical substances) into cylindrical bark containers, instead of burying...


Eyema Bieri (Reliquary Guardian Figure)

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As a migratory people, the Fang have the custom of gathering the bones & skulls of deceased chiefs and important community members (together with magical substances) into cylindrical bark containers, instead of burying...


Eyema Bieri (Reliquary Guardian Figure)

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As a migratory people, the Fang have the custom of gathering the bones & skulls of deceased chiefs and important community members (together with magical substances) into cylindrical bark containers, instead of burying...


Collector Spotlight

Dr. Oliver E. Cobb, United States

September 09, 2020 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"Subscribe to as many 'tribal' auctions as you can, use the internet, use Google for specific items and scan eBay where there just might be "that one piece" among all the decorative fakes... Dealers don't necessarily have an advantage over you."


The Collection of Sidney & Bernice Clyman

June 27, 2020 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Sotheby's New York will present the collection of Sidney & Bernice Clyman on 29 and 30 June. Alexander Grogan, Head of the Art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, explains why this sale is "special" and "unprecedented".


2020 Hotlist: Exhibitions to See This Year

Mark Your Calendars

January 18, 2020 By: Adenike Cosgrove

From Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at Tate Britain to Sahel at the Met, here are this year’s must-see museum exhibitions.


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.


Africa Reimagined

How Classic African Art Influences Contemporary Art

August 30, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"Africa is continuing". New forms of traditional art are being created every day and classic works of African art continue to inspire today's contemporary artists. Explore the influence the classics have on contemporary works.


Changing Narratives with Endy C. Ezeluomba

The Curator of African Art at NOMA on Restitution and the Future of African Art

July 26, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Ndubuisi “Endy” C. Ezeluomba, Françoise Billion Richardson Curator of African Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art, shares his thoughts on restitution, connecting the classic and contemporary, and the future of African art.


Ex-Africa

Stories and Identities of a Universal Art

March 19, 2019 By: Elio Revera || Ilaria Pol Bodetto

I had the pleasure and the honour of being asked to collaborate on the preparation of this important exhibition. The following presentation, which accompanies the event, is the result of the joining of forces between those that knew and appreciated Ezio Bassani.


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.


Artist Spotlight

Nathan Mabry, United States

February 10, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Nathan Mabry’s work transforms the known into the new and the unexpected. Mabry melds classic African art with the contemporary, producing works in wood, plaster, and clay that satirise modernist derivates of historical works. Through his work, Mabry questions the narratives of progress that frame the history of Western art.


Rage Against the Machine

Highlights of BRAFA 2019

February 03, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

BRAFA 2019 closes this weekend. Here's what to expect at the fair this year.


Splendid Splendour

Our Review of BRAFA 2018

January 28, 2018 By: Adenike Cosgrove

BRAFA 2018 is now in full swing. Here's a preview of what to expect at the fair this year.


Africa: Artists of Yesterday and Today

Fondation Clément, Domaine de L'Acajou, 97240 Le François: Martinique, France

January 21, 2018 - May 06, 2018 Exhibition January 21, 2018 May 06, 2018 Europe/London Africa: Artists of Yesterday and Today Fondation Clément, Domaine de L'Acajou, 97240 Le François: Martinique, France

In partnership with Clement Foundation, the Dapper Foundation presents 'Africa - Artists of Yesterday and Today' featuring nearly 100 major pieces from the Dapper collection. A Fang reliquary figure from, a dance stick in honour of the god Shango from Nigeria, a Punu mask from Gabon, a statuette of Ivory Coast embodying a mystical spouse all conjure up practices that in the West Indies touch deep in the privacy of individuals. This selection of major pieces from the Dapper Foundation's collection reveal a vast repertoire of representative styles from across sub-Saharan African societies.


Les Forêts Natales: In Their Native Forests Preview

Arts of Atlantic Equatorial Africa

October 28, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

An exhibition at the Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac looks at the principle artistic styles of the cultural groups from southern Cameroon, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, the Gabonese Republic, and west of the Republic of the Congo.


New Book: Africa, in the Shadow of the Gods

African Collections of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit

August 30, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove | Nicolas Rolland

September 2017 will see the publication of 'Africa, in the shadow of the gods', a book about the incredible history of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit in African over the last three centuries. Never-before-seen classic African art masterpieces from the Congregation's collection are exposed for the first time.


Meet the African Art Museums of Instagram

August 27, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

We've curated a list of 10 museums that regularly post images of African art masterpieces in their collections, keeping us in the know about recent acquisitions and events. Here are the museums with collections of stunning classic African art.


#Obsessed

Parcours des Mondes Preview with Javier Peres

June 18, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Parcours des Mondes has been instrumental in encouraging people to visit classic African art galleries in Paris. We joined this year's honorary president, Javier Peres, to discuss the three African art objects he views as highlights of Parcours des Mondes 2017, set to run from Tuesday 12 to Sunday 17th September.


In Defense of Museums

Celebrating the Musée Dapper

May 25, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Founded by Michel Leveau in 1986, the Musée Dapper was opened in Paris with the mission 'to promote the traditional arts of sub-Saharan Africa'. 31 years later, it will permanently close its Europeans doors on June 18, 2017. We review the masterpieces that currently grace the exhibition floor of the museum.


Collector Spotlight

Roberto Domingos, Germany

August 08, 2016 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"For me it’s important that the objects I collect are used ritually; this is the special part of traditional African art. It has meaning, it’s not just beauty for beauty’s sake, it’s beauty for magic, power and expression."