Olympia Summer Fair 2016

The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London W14, 27th June – 3rd July 2016

Opening Day, June 2015

Opening Day, June 2015

This Fair certainly has staying power as it is in its 44th year and continues to draw visitors in from home and abroad to see what the hundred and sixty participating dealers have to offer for their collections and homes.

Wakelin & Linfield An unusually large late 19th century two plank Spanish table in walnut with carved decoration to the legs and original ironwork supports to the base. L144” x W39” x H30.25” In the region of £25000 Provenance: Orson Welles

Wakelin & Linfield
An unusually large late 19th century two plank Spanish table in walnut with carved decoration to the legs and original ironwork supports to the base.
L144” x W39” x H30.25”
In the region of £25000
Provenance: Orson Welles

The Fair’s Director, Mary Claire Boyd sums it up: “The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia is London’s original, quintessential art and antiques fair. Over four decades since the event was founded, we continue to pride ourselves on offering a wider choice of high quality, vetted art, antiques, furniture and collectibles than any other event in the capital.”

Art Ancient Large piece of Roman glass work, reflecting the heights achieved in glassblowing in the 1st-2nd Centuries AD

Art Ancient
Large piece of Roman glass work, reflecting the heights achieved in glassblowing in the 1st-2nd Centuries AD

Among new “features” is Showcase which highlights five specially chosen galleries and dealers – Simon Pirzada (ceramics), The Parker Gallery (Fine Art), Adam Gahlin Fine Art (Modern paintings, drawings and prints), Adam Bentley (Contemporary Art) and Store Street Gallery ((Contemporary Art).

Albermarle Gallery. SOFA LONDON Rado Kirov Monolith mirrored stainless steel 227 x 30 x 110 cm (89 x 12 x 43 in)

Albermarle Gallery. SOFA LONDON
Rado Kirov
Monolith
mirrored stainless steel
227 x 30 x 110 cm (89 x 12 x 43 in)

The well-known SOFA CHICAGO – a Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design Fair (SOFA) will have a European version at this Fair as Mary Claire Boyd, explains“We are very excited to introduce SOFA LONDON as part of The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia for the very first time this June. SOFA is widely known in the US for its international dealers selling one-of- a-kind masterpieces. Here in London we have an elite selection of dealers who will be showcasing original works from different artists and makers using a variety of mediums. For sale will be works of art including ceramics, metal work, photography, glass works, textiles, furniture and sculptures that appear more contemporary and cutting edge than other pieces in the fair, but yet will also stand the test of time. SOFA CHICAGO attracts over 35,000 people but for those who aren’t able to cross the pond to attend we’re delighted to offer this opportunity within the UK.”

Opening Day, June 2015

Opening Day, June 2015

According to recent research there is a resurgence in the demand for antiques and again I will share Mary Claire Boyd’s observations on this: “The world of antiques can be intimidating at first glance but this research shows that there is a real thirst for antiques. They are appreciated for the qualities they can bring to people’s homes– particularly amongst the younger generation who are frustrated with spending money on furnishings that only last a few years. 

Galerie Arabesque Three-legged ottoman inlaid table. Provenance: estate of Eduard Starke-Pascha, Berlin-Constantinople

Galerie Arabesque
Three-legged ottoman inlaid table.
Provenance: estate of Eduard Starke-Pascha, Berlin-Constantinople

“While people see great benefits of purchasing antiques often they don’t realise the options and scope available to them – and the affordability.  Antiques are unique, often come with a fascinating story – and add individuality to your home.  They can also be combined very effectively with contemporary art and furniture.”

Gilden’s Art Gallery JOAN MIRÓ 1893-1983 Sun Eater | Mangeur de Soleil, 1955 Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on Arches Paper Paper size: 76.2 x 56.5 cm. / 30 x 22.3 in.

Gilden’s Art Gallery
JOAN MIRÓ 1893-1983
Sun Eater | Mangeur de Soleil, 1955
Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on Arches Paper
Paper size: 76.2 x 56.5 cm. / 30 x 22.3 in.

Very true indeed as many leading interior decorators would no doubt concur.

Tribal Gathering London Mende helmet mask ' Sowei'. Sande society. Sierra Leone

Tribal Gathering London
Mende helmet mask ‘ Sowei’. Sande society. Sierra Leone

 

Manning Fine Art “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster, printed in 1939

Manning Fine Art
“Keep Calm and Carry On” poster, printed in 1939

 

Kate Thurlow Louis XIV upholstered oak armchair, circa 1700 Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Yves St Laurent.

Kate Thurlow
Louis XIV upholstered oak armchair, circa 1700
Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Yves St Laurent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don Kelly Books, June 2015

Don Kelly Books, June 2015

 

 

http://www.olympia-art-antiques.com

Eileen Gray

Eileen Gray: The Private Painter, Osborne Samuel, 23A Bruton St, London W1, until 7th November 2015

 Eileen Gray, Still Life with Kpan Mask, 1920s Vintage silver gelatin print 11.2 × 11.3 cm (43 /8 × 41 /2 in)

Eileen Gray,
Still Life with Kpan Mask, 1920s
Vintage silver gelatin print 11.2 × 11.3 cm (43 /8 × 41 /2 in)

It is a surprise that this is the first UK exhibition of paintings by the notable Irish designer and architect Eileen Gray (1878 – 1976) and thankfully the publication of an eponymous book allows us to experience this great treat.  Although she was first an exponent of Art Deco by the mid-1920s she was one of the leading pioneering figures of Modernism.  Painting was a pastime to relax from the stresses of everyday life, although some served as inspirations for her carpets. As well as her pictures there are some of her letters and other ephemera as well as objects from her studio.

 Eileen Gray L’Art Noir (Study for Rug), 1920s, Gouache on paper, 27.2 × 27.2 cm (105/8 in × 105/8 in)

Eileen Gray
L’Art Noir (Study for Rug), 1920s,
Gouache on paper, 27.2 × 27.2 cm (105/8 in × 105/8 in)

One can easily appreciate why Yves St Laurent’s interest in her works in the early 1970s deservedly revived interest in her work.

Table with blue glass vase, beach pebble on stand, African sculpture on lacquered base, Greek torso on marble base, two ceramic bowls and one small wooden easel

Table with blue glass vase, beach pebble on stand, African sculpture on lacquered base, Greek torso on marble base, two ceramic bowls and one small wooden easel

Book Details: Eileen Gray: The Private Painter by Peter Adam and Andrew Lambirth Published by Lund Humphries and Osborne Samuel gallery. UK Publication October 2015, US Publication November 2015 60 colour and 10 b&w illustrations; 104pp, 265 x 228mm. Hardback: 978-1-84822-183-3 R.R.P. £30.00 / $60.

Eileen Gray, Untitled, 1920, Gouache, pencil & collage on paper, 17.3 x 17 cms (63⁄4 x 63⁄4 in)

Eileen Gray,
Untitled, 1920,
Gouache, pencil & collage on paper, 17.3 x 17 cms (63⁄4 x 63⁄4 in)

http://www.osbornesamuel.com

TRIBAL ART FAIR

Tribal Art London, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1, 2nd– 5thSeptember 2015

Kenn Mackay Rare pair of Yoruba Ibeji figures Oyo Llorin region early 20th century 29 cm Provenance: ex US collection

Kenn Mackay
Rare pair of Yoruba Ibeji figures
Oyo Llorin region
early 20th century
29 cm
Provenance: ex US collection

Tribal Art London offers a wide range and mixture of items from around the world as these images show.  It appeals to both the serious collector and to those seeking something unusual for their home.

Gallery Lemaire (Amsterdam) New Guinea, Abelam - Yam mask 16 cm

Gallery Lemaire (Amsterdam)
New Guinea, Abelam – Yam mask
16 cm

Bryan Reeves, the Fair’s founder and co-organiser says of this year’s event: “It’s exciting we can now host so many more exhibitors in our Mall Galleries venue. We’ve also planned a series of talks and lectures: visitors are keen to acquire a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of the cultures that created many of the works offered for sale, and our exhibitors love to share their knowledge.”

 

 

Kapil Jariwala A MENTAWAI KURABIT SHIELD Early 20TH century Mentawai people, Mentawai Island, West Sumatra, Indonesia Pigment on carved wood 105 cm height

Kapil Jariwala
A MENTAWAI KURABIT SHIELD
Early 20th century
Mentawai people, Mentawai Island, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Pigment on carved wood
105 cm height

 

http://www.tribalartlondon.com

Wayne Heathcote Maori teko-teko gable figure. Ancestor figure atop carved plaque with small ancestor face at the bottom. 96 cm. 19th century, New Zealand.

Wayne Heathcote
Maori teko-teko gable figure.
Ancestor figure atop carved plaque with small ancestor face at the bottom.
96 cm.
19th century, New Zealand.

 

Charles Vernon-Hunt Frobenius, Leo : DIE MASKEN UND GEHEIMBUNDE AFRIKAS Halle: NOVA ACTA. Abh. der Kaiserl. Leop.-Carol. Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Band LXXIV. Nr. 1, 1898 320x240mm 278pp with 14 plates, 4 in colour with tissue guards, and 33 figure illustrations. In later blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. German text.

Charles Vernon-Hunt
Frobenius, Leo : DIE MASKEN UND GEHEIMBUNDE AFRIKAS Halle: NOVA ACTA. Abh. der Kaiserl. Leop.-Carol. Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Band LXXIV. Nr. 1, 1898 320x240mm 278pp with 14 plates, 4 in colour with tissue guards, and 33 figure illustrations. In later blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. German text.

Curiosities

EVERY OBJECT TELLS A STORY, 33 Fitzroy Square, London W1, until 26 June 2015

Gandhara Schist Head of the Buddha Afghanistan, 3rd Century AD Size: 36cm high

Gandhara Schist Head of the Buddha
Afghanistan, 3rd Century AD
Size: 36cm high

The independent dealer, Oliver Hoare, who specialises in Islamic Art, has put together a fascinating selling exhibition of more than two hundred and fifty pieces drawn from around the world over a time span of five thousand years. Their common denominator is that they are of interest historically and often have an interesting provenance.

Anthology of Poetry Probably Herat, Afghanistan, early 16th century AD Size: 22.5 x 15cm Lacquer binding, circa 16th century AD

Anthology of Poetry
Probably Herat, Afghanistan, early 16th century AD
Size: 22.5 x 15cm
Lacquer binding, circa 16th century AD

They range from a rare surviving Dodo bone to the 13th Dalai Lama’s Double Bass, via a 14th century Alchemist’s mortar, a 16th century anthology of poetry owned by Mughal Emperors and a very rare Eskimo’s baby blanket. A true pot-pourri of objects and pictures that will intrigue and delight visitors although some may find part of the collection of scrimshaw a bit explicit!

13th Dalai Lama’s Double Bass Lhasa, Tibet, 1920s Size: instrument 170 x 56cm

13th Dalai Lama’s Double Bass
Lhasa, Tibet, 1920s
Size: instrument 170 x 56cm

It is best summed up by Oliver Hoare: “The point of the exhibition, as its title announces, is to celebrate the fascinating and often peculiar stories attached to works of art. The criterion for what is presented has little to do with the value of objects and therefore it differs from the more conventional ‘Cabinets of Curiosities’. Nor does it necessarily reflect the current canon of what is seen as beautiful or culturally significant, although there are significant and beautiful works of art by anyone’s standards. The objects will be displayed like a private collection in the magnificent Robert Adam rooms at 33 Fitzroy Square, once home to the Omega Workshop. The catalogue is, hopefully, the work of a storyteller’s art, and I hope that anyone with an interest in history, art, or a good and unusual story, will come to visit and explore the exhibition”.

Bronze skeleton of a dodo Cast in 2000 Size: 70cm high Pangolin Editions

Bronze skeleton of a dodo
Cast in 2000
Size: 70cm high
Pangolin Editions

http://www.everyobjecttellsastory.com

An April Shower of Fairs

I thought I would share this cluster of fairs that are happening over the next ten or so days. All are well worth a visit.

 

The Chelsea Art Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London SW3, April 16th -19th April 2015.

Faye Anderson "Bert"   8"x6" (20cmx15cm),  Egg Tempera Courtesy of Cameron Contemporary Art

Faye Anderson
“Bert”
8″x6″ (20cmx15cm),
Egg Tempera
Courtesy of Cameron Contemporary Art

This is a popular fair, which has well over thirty galleries from the UK exhibiting and is best summed up by its director Ben Cooper “Since our revamp three years ago, the Fair has gone from strength to strength and we have very much established ourselves as the London Fair which offers Londoners a fantastic selection of galleries with a variety of works which appeal to a wide range of art lovers.”

www.chelseaartfair.org

 

The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair 2015, The Showroom, Penfold Street, Marylebone, London NW8, 16th – 19th April 2015

Rare C19th Qashqai (Persia) bagface Owen Parry.

Rare C19th Qashqai (Persia) bagface
Owen Parry.

This jewel of a fair offers a tempting array of rugs and carpets, textiles, tapestries and tribal weavings from all over the world. Among the twelve specialist dealers are two new exhibitors – Kennedy Carpets (London) and Hagop Manoyan (New York). The intimate bazaar-like setting compliments both the rare and decorative pieces available. Just as last year the Fair will be on view online too.

www.larta.net

 

Ceramic Art London 2015, Henry Moore and Gulbenkian Galleries, The Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7, 17th – 19th April 2015

Barbara Hast,  Teapot and Cup,  porcelain, thrown, modeled, relief painting, 5.5 inches.  Courtesy of Ceramic Art London

Barbara Hast,
Teapot and Cup,
porcelain, thrown, modeled, relief painting, 5.5 inches.
Courtesy of Ceramic Art London

Some eighty ceramic artists from around the world will be showing here in this leading international fair. Whether you are looking for the more practical or decorative this is the place to come as you will discover both traditional and cutting-edge approaches to the making of wonderful ceramic objects. Pots rock!

http://www.ceramics.org.uk

 

Spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London SW11, 21st – 26th April 2015

c1920s sketch of a decorator’s scheme for an apartment Charles Plante Fine Arts

c1920s sketch of a decorator’s scheme for an apartment
Charles Plante Fine Arts

The Spring edition of this enduringly popular and tempting Fair has the Passementerie Garden as its Foyer Exhibition. It promises to be fun with a wide array of antique and textile trimmings. A 19th century room is being recreated by Charles Plante Fine Arts using extravagantly-trimmed curtains and textiles; a setting which will reflect his carefully chosen stock of watercolours and drawings of interiors, gardens and architecture. Who could ask for anything more?

www.decorativefair.com

 

The Other Art Fair, B1, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1, 23rd – 26th April 2015

Tommy Clarke 'Entry' C-type print, framed, 63.5 x 60 cm  Edition of 100

Tommy Clarke
‘Entry’
C-type print, framed, 63.5 x 60 cm
Edition of 100

The Other Art Fair (TOAF) is an interactive experience because visitors can actually speak to the artists exhibiting there and learn more about the processes involved in creating these highly individual works of art. It is a great way to introduce younger members of your family to the world of art collecting as it is in a relaxed, more informal setting than many other fairs.

theotherartfair.com

The London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1, 23rd-26th April 2015

 Tommaso Piroli (1752–1824) after Friedrich Rehberg (1758–1835) Emma, Lady Hamilton’s ‘attitudes', plate III, 1794 Engraving and etching on ochre prepared paper, 26.3 x 20.1 cm RCIN 655736 Purchased by the Prince Regent (later George IV) from Colnaghi & Co. on 15 April 1816 for 7s 6d (for the set) Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

Tommaso Piroli (1752–1824) after Friedrich Rehberg (1758–1835)
Emma, Lady Hamilton’s ‘attitudes’, plate III, 1794
Engraving and etching on ochre prepared paper, 26.3 x 20.1 cm
RCIN 655736
Purchased by the Prince Regent (later George IV) from Colnaghi & Co. on 15 April 1816 for 7s 6d (for the set)
Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

This exciting fair, covering both old and contemporary,  is now in its thirtieth year a fact which is honoured by a loan exhibition of thirty prints from the Royal Collection.  As always a must for devotees of this discipline.
 James Gillray (1756–1815) A New Edition Considerably Enlarged of Attitudes Faithfully Copied from Nature, plate III 1807 Etching on blue paper 25.9 x 19.6 cm RCIN 655737 Purchased by the Prince of Wales (later George IV) from Hannah Humphrey on 24 April 1807 for 15s (for the set) Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

James Gillray (1756–1815)
A New Edition Considerably Enlarged of Attitudes Faithfully Copied from Nature, plate III
1807
Etching on blue paper
25.9 x 19.6 cm
RCIN 655737
Purchased by the Prince of Wales (later George IV) from Hannah Humphrey on 24 April 1807 for 15s (for the set)
Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

londonprintfair.com

Bonhams London: Highlights From The Estate of Lauren Bacall

INTERNATIONAL TOUR: Highlights From The Estate of Lauren Bacall, Bonhams, 101 New Bond Street, London W1, 15th – 19th February 2015

 

The immense living room was primarily a room for entertaining. In the far left corner is Humphrey Bogart’s wrought-iron and steel-inlaid slate games table, and to the left is the Mason & Hamlin ebonized grand piano where Bacall rehearsed for Broadway musicals. Guests, including Leonard Bernstein, would play at the piano during lively cocktail parties.

The immense living room was primarily a room for entertaining. In the far left corner is Humphrey Bogart’s wrought-iron and steel-inlaid slate games table, and to the left is the Mason & Hamlin ebonized grand piano where Bacall rehearsed for Broadway musicals. Guests, including Leonard Bernstein, would play at the piano during lively cocktail parties.

Bonhams’s Vice President and Director of Business Development Jon King said: ‘Bonhams is delighted to share with the public a rare insight into the world of Lauren Bacall, the accomplished collector. Her collection is a truly a reflection of her extraordinary taste and remarkable life.’

Marcel Vertès (Hungarian, 1895-1961) ‘Marcel Vertès Painting a Portrait of Lauren Bacall’ signed, inscribed and dated Madame Humphrey Bogart quand elle était Betty Bacall / Avec ma fidèle amitié Vertès / 1953 (lower left) blue pen and ink on paper 12 3/8 x 19 1/4in (31.4 x 48.8cm) US$1,000-1,500

Marcel Vertès (Hungarian, 1895-1961)
‘Marcel Vertès Painting a Portrait of Lauren Bacall’
signed, inscribed and dated Madame Humphrey Bogart quand elle était Betty Bacall / Avec ma fidèle amitié Vertès / 1953 (lower left)
blue pen and ink on paper
12 3/8 x 19 1/4in (31.4 x 48.8cm)
US$1,000-1,500

Now it is our turn here in London to see some of the highlights of the art, antiques and other works that have graced her three homes, especially her last one in New York’s famous Dakota building.

ROBERT GRAHAM (American, 1938-2008) Elisa, circa 1994 bronze with light brown patina on brass base height overall 58 5/8in (149cm) US$20,000-30,000

ROBERT GRAHAM (American, 1938-2008)
Elisa, circa 1994
bronze with light brown patina on brass base
height overall 58 5/8in (149cm)
US$20,000-30,000

Among the highlights are bronze maquettes by Henry Moore and bronzes by the famous American sculptor Robert Graham. Her art collection included prints and paintings by artists, including David Hockney, Jim Dine, Richard Avedon, Henry Moore and John James Audubon, Sir Noel Coward, Aaron Shikler, and Georges Wakhevitch.

An amethyst, turquoise and diamond ring Jean Schlumberger, French Centering an oval-cut amethyst measuring approximately 14.75 x 13.90 x 10.00mm, within a pavé-set foliate surround, extending turquoise beads, enhanced by circular-cut diamonds; signed Schlumberger, with French assay marks, maker's mark and signed box. amethyst weighs approximately 11 carats; estimated total diamond weight 1.55 carats; mounted in 18k gold and platinum; size 7 1/4 US$8,000-12,000

An amethyst, turquoise and diamond ring
Jean Schlumberger, French
Centering an oval-cut amethyst measuring approximately 14.75 x 13.90 x 10.00mm, within a pavé-set foliate surround, extending turquoise beads, enhanced by circular-cut diamonds; signed Schlumberger, with French assay marks, maker’s mark and signed box.
amethyst weighs approximately 11 carats; estimated total diamond weight 1.55 carats; mounted in 18k gold and platinum; size 7 1/4
US$8,000-12,000

On a more personal level are pieces of her jewellery, some of which was designed by the legendary Jean Schlumberger and a specially commissioned camel brooch by the celebrated English jeweller Elizabeth Gage.

DAVID HOCKNEY (British, born 1937) Two Pembroke Studio Chairs, from Moving Focus (MCA Tokyo 276; T. 264), 1984 Lithograph in colors on HMP handmade paper, signed in pencil, dated, and numbered 46/98 (there were also 10 artist's proofs), with the blindstamp of the publisher, Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York, with full margins. 16 x 19in (40.6 x 48.2cm) sheet 18 7/8 x 22in (47.7 x 55.9cm) US$5,000-7,000

DAVID HOCKNEY (British, born 1937)
Two Pembroke Studio Chairs, from Moving Focus (MCA Tokyo 276; T. 264), 1984
Lithograph in colors on HMP handmade paper, signed in pencil, dated, and numbered 46/98 (there were also 10 artist’s proofs), with the blindstamp of the publisher, Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York, with full margins.
16 x 19in (40.6 x 48.2cm)
sheet 18 7/8 x 22in (47.7 x 55.9cm)
US$5,000-7,000

Miss Bacall wrote of her meeting with Henry Moore at his studio in 1975 ‘It was and will be ever a high point of my life … [it was the] realization of a dream.’ I must admit to feeling something similar when I briefly met her a few years ago here in London.

HENRY MOORE O.M., C.H. (British, 1898-1986) Standing Man and Woman signed and numbered Moore 7/9 (on the reverse of the base) bronze with gold patina, cast in an edition of 9+1 in 1981 height 7 1/4in (18.5cm) US$40,000-60,000

HENRY MOORE O.M., C.H. (British, 1898-1986)
Standing Man and Woman
signed and numbered Moore 7/9 (on the reverse of the base)
bronze with gold patina, cast in an edition of 9+1 in 1981
height 7 1/4in (18.5cm)
US$40,000-60,000

 

Opening hours are 9am – 4.30pm, and admission is free.

 

The auction is at Bonhams New York on 31st March and 1st April.

 

http://www.bonhams.com

Tribal Art London

Tribal Art London, The Mall Galleries, London SW1 from 10th-13th September 2014.

The UK’s only specialist top-flight tribal art event re-launches this year as the Tribal Art London fair with a new home at The Mall Galleries, London SW1.

Yoruba Egungun Mask from Nigeria.  £12,000. Michael Backman Gallery

Yoruba Egungun Mask from Nigeria.
£12,000.
Michael Backman Gallery

Known previously as Tribal Perspectives this leading event re-launches itself as Tribal Art London at a new Central London venue. The larger size of the new home means that a wider variety of art and artefacts can be shown, including for the first time ethnographic photography and contemporary art.

Carved ivory figure, 19th Century,  Loango people, Congo. £4,500 Adam Prout

Carved ivory figure, 19th Century,
Loango people, Congo.
£4,500
Adam Prout

Ceremonial shield. Kikuyu tribe, Kenya.  £17,000 Provenance: Collection of Rolf de Mare (Sweden). Clive Loveless and Bryan Reeves/Tribal Gathering

Ceremonial shield. Kikuyu tribe, Kenya.
£17,000
Provenance: Collection of Rolf de Mare (Sweden).
Clive Loveless and Bryan Reeves/Tribal Gathering

The exhibitors, drawn from the UK, Europe and Australia, are leading experts in their field. As organiser Bryan Reeves says: “The early works exhibited by dealers at Tribal Art London are all original period items made for intentional use, many of them museum-quality. There is a great deal of later work on the market today, made not for use in the tribe but to serve the consumer demands of a tourist trade. Our exhibitors source historic items, often with provenance, collected in the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries by explorers, scientists and missionaries who would have lived alongside or known the peoples for whom these objects held great significance.”

Artist: Kiboko Title: In all the wrong places Medium: Mixed media on canvas, 2012 76x51cm £6700.00 Kamba Fine Art

Artist: Kiboko
Title: In all the wrong places
Medium: Mixed media on canvas, 2012
76x51cm
£6700.00
Kamba Fine Art

Opening Times:
Weds 10 September 6.30pm-9.30pm
Thurs 11 Sept 10am- 7pm
Friday 12 Sept 10am-7pm
Saturday 13 Sept 10am-6pm

BIOMA ANCESTOR FIGURE c. 1900 Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea Ochre and kaolin on carved wood 53.6 cm height  £5,750  Kapil Jariwala

BIOMA ANCESTOR FIGURE
c. 1900
Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea
Ochre and kaolin on carved wood
53.6 cm height
£5,750
Kapil Jariwala

http://www.tribalartlondon.com