There were truly special circumstances under which the mask presented here changed its owner in the 1960ths. For many years it was in the personal use of the King of Bana. But because it could not save the king from the deadly sickness, he gave it to the man who was able to do exactly that. Even though this act deprived the mask of its ritual power, it has been able to keep a special secret until today: it is part o of a previously unknown Ku n'gan triplet of outstanding aesthetics and impact.
Look forward to some beautiful new objects that we have prepared for you. Among them a very expressive Izzy elephant mask of the Ibo from Nigeria, a Mambila figure from the collection of Lucien van de Velde, a magical Lobi figure from Burkina Faso and a very old Lega mask, collected by Hans Himmelheber.
Tribute Gallery opens new section "Popup-Art". The popup exhibitions are of limited duration or as long as stocks last. One of our first presentations will be a series of 6 original artworks from Lore Kegel.
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In 1922, Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti went to study in Paris, but fell in love with the city and never left. Now, the Giacometti Foundation in Paris will honor the figurative artist at the new Giacometti Institute, which opens its doors on June 20 (coinciding with the Giacometti retrospective at the Guggenheim in New York on June 8).
Since February 2018 there is a new touchpoint for African tribal art. Under the address www.tribute-gallery.com tribal art objects from private, partly internationally renowned collections are offered. Initiator and operator of the gallery is Alexander Dorn, who came into contact with tribal art about 15 years ago.