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Benin Art Restitution.

In FAZ: Africa’s world heritage becomes private property: The outgoing Nigerian president has transferred all Benin bronzes to the royal family in Benin City. Now it becomes clear how misguided the hasty restitution by German museums was. A guest article.

Living African Art Treasures By David Norden

60X Living African Art Treasures By David Norden Dear  African Art Lovers, IN A HURRY ? The auction catalogue is ready on LiveAuctioneers : The live auction will take place on September 22nd, 2019 at 08:00 PM BELGIAN TIME or 11:00 AM Pacific Time. This is my first auction on LiveAuctioneers, and to reward my loyal clients I have put up some of my 60 very finest pieces; all lots will start at half my low estimates. Feel free… Read More »Living African Art Treasures By David Norden

African Art in Paris and Beyond

Dear , I would like to thank all those who visited me in Paris during the “Magie des formes” pop-up exhibition. Many of those objects are currently available in my private Catawiki auction, bringing together the best of cubist shapes and traditional expression. Do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to add some fine African Art to your collection, or would like more details. Discover the Flip catalog: CATAWIKI PRIVATE SALE. See all lots: Happy… Read More »African Art in Paris and Beyond

Wim Spruit African Art Collection.

Dear , I have a new auction going on, with 25 attractive lots coming from the the private collection of Wim Spruit( 1927-2016). He started collecting African Art in 1955 with his wife Willy. He had an ever changing collection, always buying, trading and selling. He was good friends with Harrie Heinemans and mentioned in his book ” The pleasure of Collecting African Art”, and became the “penning meester” of the Dutch Ethnographic association VVE ( Vrienden Vereniging Ethnographica ).… Read More »Wim Spruit African Art Collection.

Luba memory boards.

Luba people of West Africa use a well-documented memory board known as a lukasa. Previous researchers have claimed that the ‘men of memory’ of the Mbudye society would spend years learning a vast corpus of stories, dances and songs associated with the bead and shells attached to a piece of carved wood. This ancient mnemonic technique builds a palace of memory – Lynne Kelly | Aeon Ideas In Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective novel A Study in Scarlet (1887) we learn… Read More »Luba memory boards.