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Charity Auction: Objects from the Nerlich Collection

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# 96/2015, Für den guten Zweck, by Steffi Kupka more...

Bidding for a good cause!

31st of January 2015
Charity-Auction for the Children’s Palliative Center Munich
Fine old tribal art from Africa

We cordially invite you to our Charity-Auction on the 31st of January 2015 the proceeds of which will be given to the "Förderverein Kinderpalliativzentrum München e.V.", an association that was founded in 2010 to support the Children’s Palliative Center Munich, with the aim to provide comprehensive palliative care for children.
About 300 selected masks and figures from the estate of the private Munich collection Dr. Vera and Dr. Wolfgang Nerlich will be auctioned. more...

Lot 148, D. R. Congo, Ituri

Lot 148: Mask

D. R. Congo, Ituri

Price: 600 - 2500 €

Lot 73, Nigeria, Isoko

Lot 73: Dignitary staff

Nigeria, Isoko

Price: 300 - 1500 €

Lot 28, Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Lot 28: Three heddle pulleys

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Price: 150 - 1500 €

Lot 134, D. R. Congo, Dengese

Lot 134: Ceremonial spoon

D. R. Congo, Dengese

Price: 200 - 1500 €

Lot 118, D. R. Congo

Lot 118: Two standing figures

D. R. Congo

Price: 300 - 1200 €

Lot 176, D. R. Congo, Lualwa

Lot 176: Anthropomorphic face mask

D. R. Congo, Lualwa

Price: 1000 - 5000 €

Lot 152, D. R. Congo, Kuba

Lot 152: Mask "pwoom itok"

D. R. Congo, Kuba

Price: 800 - 4000 €

Lot 259, East Africa

Lot 259: Standing figure

East Africa

Price: 300 - 2500 €

Lot 12, Burkina Faso, Bobo

Lot 12: Standing female figure

Burkina Faso, Bobo

Price: 400 - 2000 €

Lot 5, Liberia, Bassa

Lot 5: Mask "geh naw"

Liberia, Bassa

Price: 1200 - 5000 €

Lot 218, D. R. Congo, Songe

Lot 218: Mask "kifwebe"

D. R. Congo, Songe

Price: 2000 - 10000 €

Lot 135, D. R. Congo, Hemba

Lot 135: Male ancestor figure "singiti"

D. R. Congo, Hemba

Price: 1600 - 9000 €


African Art – objects of great expressivness

The tribal art auction house Zemanek-Münster in Würzburg (est. 1978) specializes in fine tribal art. They have been involved in African art since the beginning of the nineties and have become Europe's only auction house specializing exclusively in non-European art. Serious collectors of high-quality, non-European tribal art from Africa, Australia, Oceania, and Asia as well as for Pre-Columbian, masks, sculptures, ritual objects, ceramics and textiles should start and end their search here.

The fascination – especially for African masks and sculptures - arises from their extraordinary and remarkable expressiveness. While ethnologists appreciate their ritual function, the art collector is focused on their aesthetic qualities. For both, the tribal art auction house holds auctions four times a year, featuring a variety of tribal art objects, especially works of the Luba, Baule, Lobi, Senufo, Songye, Fang and Punu tribes, as well as works from Oceania for the international market.

Since January 2011 Zemanek-Münster’s Pre-Columbian and Classical Art Department is now also based in New York. With expert Howard Nowes at the Upper East Side a long-desired co-operation is become perfect.

The company is now widely regarded for its professional qualifications, integrity, reliability and fairness in dealing with collectors and consignors in Europe and the United States over the past 20 years. Zemanek-Münster is the only auction house in tribal art that guarantee the authenticity and originality of their objects. These standards have qualified the auction house for admission to the Association of German Art Auctioneers (Bundesverband deutscher Kunstversteigerer or BDK) in April 2007.

For several years Zemanek-Münster has been represented with its associated Gallery for non-European Art at international tribal art shows, like the Tribal & Textile Art Shows in San Francisco and New York. Zemanek-Münster is also present in Maastricht at the tribal art exhibition "Art from another world" – a brand-new and prosperous show for non-European tribal art, that started for the first time in March 2011.