MATA Fall Exhibition

  • NEW YORK, New York
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  • October 17, 2014

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Ikunu Figure Coastal Papuan Gulf
Bruce Frank Primitive Art
Gelede Mask, Yoruba, Nigeria
Michael Oliver

International dealers specializing in the art of traditional cultures come together for a group show in New York City. The Madison Ancient and Tribal Art (MATA) Fall 2014 show will take place in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, November 8-11, 2014.

October 3, 2014 New York, NY. - Madison Ancient & Tribal Art (MATA), an alliance of renowned international dealers specializing in the Art of Traditional Cultures, will present an exhibit of extraordinary art and objects, November 8-11, 2014. The exhibition will take place across the SECOND and THIRD floors of the Arader Galleries, 1016 Madison Avenue (between 78th and 79th streets) on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NY and within walking distance of the Whitney and Metropolitan Museums of Art. Other MATA locations include: the prominent Pace Primitive (32 East 57th st.), a leading gallery specializing in tribal art form Africa and Oceania; Arte Primitivo (3 East 65th st.), Hunt Fine Arts, Tim Hunt (16 E. 73rd St., 3R).

This year’s fall edition of MATA brings together a select group of dealers, exhibiting a wide range of art from Africa, Oceania, and Indonesia. With a focus on quality combined with both figurative and abstract aesthetics, this MATA exhibition will captivate collectors, seasoned and new, and enthusiasts of Tribal Art as well as Fine, Modern, and Contemporary Art. MATA will be heavily attended by many collectors, from across the USA and abroad, who will be in New York for the the anticipated sale of the Myron Kunin Collection of African Art at Sotheby’s.

The fall 2014 MATA exhibitors include: Marc Assayag (African & Oceanic Art), Bruce Frank (African, Oceanic, and Indonesian Art), Patrick Mestdagh (Tribal Art), Michael Oliver (African Art), Michael Rhodes (African Art), James Stephenson (African Art).

Some exhibition highlights will include: from Michael Oliver, an exceptional Yoruba Gelede Mask, with a colorfully painted head wrapping, used by dancers to express ideals of both male and female behavior. Bruce Frank will offer an Ikunu Figure, from the Coast Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea. This figure exhibits stunning asymmetry and a beautifully expressive face. Patrick Mestdagh will offer a Tatanua Mask from New Ireland. This 19th century mask is very rare in such a complete form.

Tatanua Copi
Patrick Mestdagh

An opening reception will be held, Saturday, November 8th, 5-8pm. To RSVP, please email: 

Show hours are:

Saturday, November 8th: 11am-8pm

Sunday, November 9th: 11am-6pm

Monday, November 10th: 11am-7pm

Tuesday, November 11th: 11am-7pm

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Press Contact: Emma Wingfield or Bruce Frank


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