Tribal Art events in New York this week

  • MEZCALA STONE FIGURE, Mexico ca.  1300-300 B.C.

    MEZCALA STONE FIGURE, Mexico ca. 1300-300 B.C.

    Photo courtesy of David Cassera

  • Babanki beaded headdress, Cameroon

    Babanki beaded headdress, Cameroon

    Photo courtesy of Amyas Naegele

  • KOTA RELIQUARY FIGURE.  Obamba people, Gabon, 19th century.

    KOTA RELIQUARY FIGURE. Obamba people, Gabon, 19th century.

    Photo courtesy of Bernard Dulon Gallery

Traditonal art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas takes center stage in New York City this week with a wealth of gallery exhibitons, auctions, and events focused on tribal art.

NYC Tribal Art Week

From May 9 to 15, coinciding with tribal art auctions at Sotheby's and Bonhams, a consortium of leading specialists will offer traditional African, Asian, Oceanic, American and Asian works of art of the highest quality, including rare masterpieces as well as more affordable items:

Cassera Arts Premiers - 40 W 25th Street Gallery 16 -(212)873-1937

Mark Eglinton Tribal Art - 40 W 25th Street Gallery 226 - (646)675-7150 

Nault Tribal Art - 40 W 25th Street Gallery 226 - (405)642-4414    

Throckmorton Fine Art - 145 E 57th Street, 3rd Floor -  (212)223-1059      

Arte Primitivo, Howard S Rose Gallery, Inc. - 3 East 65th Street - (212)570-6999 

Hemingway African Gallery - 1050 2nd Avenue at 55th Street, galleries 96 and 97 -(212)838-6350

Turner Gallery - 418 E 75th Street - (212)737-2650 

Reynold C Kerr - By Appointment Only  (212)737-7299     

Tabwa Gallery - 66 Greenwich Av - (212)924-8444    

Alan Steele - 87 E Houston Street - By appointment (212)966-3735  

Sotheby's - 1334 York Ave at 72nd St. (Two sessions on May 13, The Robert Rubin Collection of African Art and African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian Art)

Bonhams - 580 Madison Ave. (Fine African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art on May 12)

For more information and a map of locations: www.nyctribalartweek.com

African Art @ Madison 

A group of leading dealers will hold a joint exhibiton of 100 objects from traditional cultures of West, Central, South and East Africa on three floors of an elegant East Side townhouse near Madison Avenue (19 East 75th Street). Hours are Tues-Sat, May 10-14, 11am - 8pm, and Sun., May 15, 12pm - 5pm.

Special events include a Private first-view reception, Tuesday May 10th, 11am - 8pm; Tribal Art Week Celebration Party, Wednesday May 11th, 6pm - 10pm, Complimentary Consultations on May 14 and 15 during listed hours; and a post-Sotheby's auction Open House will take place on Friday, May 13th, 3pm - 6pm.

Participants include:

Young Robertson African Art, New York, NY

PM Boyd Fine African Art, Seattle, WA

Amyas Naegele Fine Art, New York, NY

James Stephenson African Art, Brooklyn, NY

Fily Keita African Art, Los Angeles, CA

Inquiries:646-220-0863 

 "Kota Ancestors" exhibition

The "Kota Ancestors" exhibition gathers twenty major pieces of Kota Art from the nineteenth century culled from prestigious collections. Curated by Paris-based Bernard Dulon Gallery, the exhibition debuts May 11 at the Friedman & Vallois Gallery in New York (27 E. 67th St.). Opening night is May 12 from 4PM.

The AOA Tribal Art Fair

The inaugural edition of the Africas Oceania Americas Fair - The AOA Tribal Art Fair - is May 12-15, in New York. For fair details, participants, and locations, see http://www.aoany.com/.

Nubia: Ancient Kingdoms of Africa lecture

Museum for African Art (currently closed during construction) is the co-sponsor of a series of lectures related to Nubia: Ancient Kingdoms of Africa, an exhibition at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, 15 East 84th St. On May 11, at 6pm, Dr. Charles Bonnet, member of the Institute of France and director of the excavations at Dukki Gel (Kerma) will give a talk on the Discovery of an Egyptian and Nubian city at Dukki Gel (Kerma-North. Province, Sudan). The exhibition is on view until June 12 and features over 120 objects illustrating the remarkable and distinctive aesthetics of Nubian art. This is the first exhibition in New York in more than three decades to focus on Nubian culture, providing an unparalleled overview of these rich but little understood African kingdoms. Free, Space is limited, RSVP required,             212.992.7818 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            212.992.7818      end_of_the_skype_highlighting      , rsvp_exhibitions@nyu.edu

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