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78th tribal art auction

2014, October 18

2 pm
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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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Preview in Paris this weekend

Are you in PARIS this weekend? You already want to see a SMALL SELECTION of OBJECTS from our 78th tribal art auction? Then visit the FERNANDEZ LEVENTHAL GALLERY in Rue de Bièvre 8. It's just a short distance from Notre Dame and Métro Maubert-Mutualité.

If you like we can even bring an object that interests to the gallery. Our auction catalogue is already ONLINE. You will have time till this Thursday to select some objects that you would like to see in Paris. Therefore please contact our expert, David Zemanek, at david.zemanek@tribal-art-auktion.de or by phone at +49 (0) 931 17721.

Opening hours:
Saturday, September the 27th – 10 am open end, Champagne reception at 4 pm
Sunday, September the 28th – 11 am to 5 pm

The auction itself will take place in October the 18th at the auction house in Wuerzburg as usual. more...

Lot 206, Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Lot 206: Standing female figure "blolo bla"

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Price: 600 - 1200 €

Lot 473, D. R. Congo, Mbala

Lot 473: Small figural mortar

D. R. Congo, Mbala

Price: 150 - 250 €

Lot 335, Nigeria, Yoruba, Egbe (Ilorin) Area, Kwara State

Lot 335: Pair of female twin figures "ere ibeji" and figural fragment

Nigeria, Yoruba, Egbe (Ilorin) Area, Kwara State

Price: 500 - 1000 €

Lot 340, Nigeria, Yoruba

Lot 340: Colon figure: Highly decorated officer

Nigeria, Yoruba

Price: 300 - 600 €

Lot 31, Papua New Guinea - Ramu River

Lot 31: Two male ancestor figures "kandimboang"

Papua New Guinea - Ramu River

Price: 600 - 1000 €

Lot 163, Mali, Bamana

Lot 163: Figural handle

Mali, Bamana

Price: 1200 - 2500 €

Lot 497, D. R. Congo, Songe

Lot 497: Standing male power figure "nkisi"

D. R. Congo, Songe

Price: 15000 - 25000 €

Lot 228, Côte d'Ivoire, Guro

Lot 228: Horned mask

Côte d'Ivoire, Guro

Price: 1500 - 3000 €

Lot 38, Papua New Guinea - Sepik

Lot 38: Male ancestor figure "kandimboang"

Papua New Guinea - Sepik

Price: 450 - 900 €

Lot 205, Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Lot 205: Standing male ancestor figure "blolo bian"

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule

Price: 2000 - 4000 €

Lot 495, D. R. Congo, Songe

Lot 495: Standing power figure "nkisi"

D. R. Congo, Songe

Price: 4500 - 9000 €

Lot 3, Indonesia - Borneo, Dayak

Lot 3: Shield "kliau"

Indonesia - Borneo, Dayak

Price: 4000 - 8000 €


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.