'Bamana Beyonce', 2010.  Oil and cold wax on canvas, and wood and metal african mask, 48 x 36 inches.

'Margaret Rose Vendryes: The African Diva Project' on exhibit at Childs Gallery

  • May 18, 2015

Margaret Rose Vendryes’ African Diva Project confronts issues surrounding cultural and gender identity through the marriage of popular western and traditional African imagery.  Each canvas in ...

Lwena mask.  African.  James Stephenson, New York.

MATA Fair Successfully Amplified Primitive Art

  • May 15, 2015

Stepping across the Alexander Calder sidewalk on Madison Avenue at 78th Street and entering Arader Galleries where the MATA Ancient and Tribal Art Fair took place, visitors came face to face with a ...

Dan mask.  African.

MATA Ancient and Tribal Art Fair Celebrates Primitive

  • May 12, 2015

In the fall of 2014, a carved wood figure by a West African Senufo artist commanded $12 million at Sotheby's. (It broke the previous auction record by $5 million.) In March of 2015, the Wall Sreet ...

MATA Ancient & Tribal Art Fair Announces Cocktail Reception

  • May 5, 2015

The MATA Ancient and Tribal Art Fair will hold a cocktail reception for collectors, gallerists and their guests on Friday, May 15, 5 - 8 pm in the Arader Galleries townhouse at 1016 Madison ...

Exhibition Focuses on The Influence of Primitive Art on European Modernism

  • Cassera Arts Premiers
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  • May 1, 2015

From May 12th through May 17th 2015, Cassera Arts Premiers in collaboration with Galerie Mourlot will present an exciting exhibition exploring the relationship between Primitive Art and Modern ...

Kongo, Lualua.  Tobacco mortar carved from a single piece of wood.  Provenance of Peter Loebarth, Germany and Christies, Paris

Beauty of Primitive Art is Focus of MATA Ancient and Tribal Art Fair

  • April 30, 2015

As Alexander Calder says in a TV clip currently on view at the Jewish Museum's exhibition “Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television,” “The best kind of art is ...

Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online Announces a Call for Artists to Participate in the "ALL Botanicals" Art Competition & Exhibition

  • May 1, 2015

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 2nd Annual International "ALL BOTANICAL" Online Art Competition for the month of May 2015.  Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries ...

Fijian war club.

Highlights of MATA Ancient and Tribal Art Fair Released

  • Madison Ancient Tribal Arts
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  • April 22, 2015

The Madison Ancient and Tribal Arts alliance of dealers makes it spring appearance at the Arader Galleries townhouse on the weekend of May 14 - 17. The highly anticipated show features rarities ...

Calder Sterling Bracelet Leads Schwenke Auctioneers April 26th Auction

  • Schwenke Auctioneers
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  • April 22, 2015

Calder Bracelet, Modern Decorative Arts, American Folk Art and Single Owner Clock Collection Featured at Schwenke April Fine Estates Auction Also Fine Art, Ethnographic Arts, Asian Arts and ...

Online Gallery Places a Call to Artist for Portrait Theme Competition and Exhibition

  • Contemporary Art Gallery Online
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  • April 1, 2015

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 3rd Annual "Figurative / Portrait" Online Art Competition for the month of April 2015.  The gallery encourages entries from all countires and ...

Yinka Shonibare, MBE (Nigerian, b.  1962).  Girl on Scooter, 2009.  Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, leather and fiberglass.  Ann and Mel Schaffer Family Collection.  © Yinka Shonibare.  Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York/ Shanghai

Morris-Jumel Mansion Presents "Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements"

  • Morris-Jumel Mansion
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  • March 12, 2015

On May 1st, Morris-Jumel Mansion will open Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements, a special, site-specific exhibition of work by English-born Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE (b. 1962). ...

Salvador Dali (1904-Figueras-1989) Mae West Lips Sofa.  Tissue and wood, 224 x 75 x 85 cm.  From TEFAF exhibitor Patrick Derom Gallery.

From Dürer to Dali: Highlights of TEFAF 2015

  • March 11, 2015

TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s leading art fair, is renowned for its commitment to excellence, expertise and elegance. This is reflected in the range and quality of rare works of art that are for ...

Stilt-step, 18th century, from the Marchesa Islands, probably for a young child.

MATA Tribal Arts Fair Slated For May 14-May 17

  • Madison Ancient Tribal Arts
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  • March 2, 2015

The Madison Ancient and Tribal Arts Fair is slated to run May 14th-17th at the Arader Galleries townhouse at 1016 Madison Avenue. It is a singular opportunity to shop distinguished collections of ...

Dan or Mano, Liberia.  Mask with shoulder cloth, first half of 20th century.  Wood, animal fur, feathers, cotton, beads; H.  9 in.  (22.9 cm) (mask).  Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Gift of William Siegman 2011.70.1

Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone

  • February 10, 2015

The Indiana University will present "Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone," the nation's first exhibition dedicated to the cultural heritage of West African neighbors ...

Emile Auguste Pinchart (1842-1924), Family Gathering by the Sea Shore, oil on canvas

Gray’s offers Eclectic Selection of Furniture, Paintings and Décor for auction

  • Gray's Auctioneers
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  • February 7, 2015

Gray’s auction on February 18th includes artworks from established artists such as Emile Auguste Pinchart, Gaston Prunier, Edmond Hottenroth and Pablo Picasso, together with a diverse collection of ...