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Zemanek-Münster

78th tribal art auction

Date:
2014, October 18

Start:
2 pm
cover 187

Previews:

Paris, Fernandez Leventhal Gallery,
Rue de Bièvre Nr. 8
Sept. 27th – 10 am open end
Sept. 28th – 11 am to 5 pm

Würzburg, Auction House
Oct. 15th until 17th – 10 am to 7 pm
Oct. 18th – 9 am to 1.30 pm

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Ivory works from the Lega
[Lots 439-452]

Ivory insignia of the ‚bwami‘ society more...


African Dolls from the Bofinger Collection, Stuttgart, Germany
[Lots 85 - 128]

The category »AFRICAN DOLLS« is showcasing 40 objects from the private collection of Brigitte and Wolfgang BOFINGER, Stuttgart, Germany. It features a wide variety of types, materials and shapes of dolls from the sub-Saharan regions. These dolls, most of which have been published, are a very accessible way of starting a collection of African figures. more...

Lot 54, Tonga

Lot 54: Figure of a goddess

Tonga

Price: 12000 - 20000 €

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Lot 201, Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Lot 201: Standing female figure "blolo bla"

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Price: 4000 - 8000 €

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Lot 525, Somalia, Somal

Lot 525: Shield

Somalia, Somal

Price: 300 - 600 €

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Lot 416, D. R. Congo, Bembe

Lot 416: Figural group in colon style

D. R. Congo, Bembe

Price: 4500 - 9000 €

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Lot 142, Mali, Bamana

Lot 142: Door lock

Mali, Bamana

Price: 2500 - 5000 €

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Lot 200, Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Lot 200: Standing ape figure "gbekre"

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Price: 4500 - 9000 €

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Lot 507, D. R. Congo, Vili

Lot 507: Sitting female figure

D. R. Congo, Vili

Price: 650 - 1200 €

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Lot 435, D. R. Congo, Kuba

Lot 435: Standing female figure

D. R. Congo, Kuba

Price: 2000 - 4000 €

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Lot 401, Gabon, Lumbo

Lot 401: Standing female figure "nkhosi"

Gabon, Lumbo

Price: 2400 - 5000 €

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Lot 203, Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Lot 203: Standing male ancestor figure "blolo bian"

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Price: 4500 - 9000 €

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Lot 92, Burkina Faso, Mossi

Lot 92: Five fertility dolls

Burkina Faso, Mossi

Price: 500 - 1000 €

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Lot 223, Côte d'Ivoire, Dan

Lot 223: Mask "deangle"

Côte d'Ivoire, Dan

Price: 2200 - 4000 €

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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.