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ENCOUNTERS & EVENTS
Parcours des Mondes
8 – 13 September 2020
ACCESS and parking
Line 4 or 10, Odeon stop;
Line 10, Mabillon stop;
Line 7, Pont Neuf stop .
Lines 58 or 70, Mazarine station;
Lines 39 or 95, Jacob station;
Lines 24 or 27, Pont Neuf station - Quai des Grands Augustins.
Parking at 27, rue Mazarine .
Outside the walls
Quartier des Beaux-Arts at Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 6th arrondissement;
Along the streets
des Beaux-Arts, Bonaparte, de Seine, Jacques Callot, Mazarine, Guenegaud, Jacob, Visconti and l’Echaudé .
BERNARD DE GRUNNE - TRIBAL FINE ARTS
Tribal African, Oceanic and Indonesian Art
Bernard de Grunne has been immersed in the world of great tribal sculpture for more than 40 years as he actively accompanied his father Baudouin de Grunne in building one of the finest collection of Tribal art in Europe from 1968 to 1995. He started dealing for his own account in 1995 in African, Oceanic and Indonesian Tribal Art during which time he has acquired an international reputation for quality, scholarship and professionalism. He has been advisor to some of the finest private collections formed in the last two decades in the US and Europe.
GALERIE DARTEVELLE SPRL
The art gallery Dartevelle was founded in the late 1960s. At that time, archeology allowed new arrivals of African art from Mali, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Zaire: a lot of new artworks were discovered, includingthe rare Batcham masks and Buli statuettes, which were left there. The gallery quickly became famous in the world of tribal arts. The gallery has sold artworks to many museums including the Quai Branly in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Today the gallery retails items from old collections and public auctions.
ALEXANDER ANCIENT ART
Egyptian, Middle Eastern and Classical Art
Alexander Ancient Art was established in 1991 by Egyptologist Alexander Biesbroek, a collector of ancient art since 1972 who has worked as consultant for collectors of ancient art worldwide. The gallery, based in the Netherlands, offers a wide range of authentic, high quality antiquities from Egypt, the Near East, the Classical world and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Every object is carefully vetted for ancient authenticity and is unconditionally guaranteed in writing to be genuine and as described. Alexander Ancient Art is a member of ADCAEA, LAPADA and CINOA and has exhibited or is exhibiting at major art fairs like BAAF, BRUNEAF, London Olympia Art.
Ancient Art of North America, Oceania and Africa
Founded in 1990, Galerie Flak specializes in the antique art of North America, Africa, and Oceania. Julien Flak is accredited as an expert by the Chambre Européenne des Experts Conseil en Œuvres d’Art (CECOA) in the areas of North American and Oceanic art. The gallery highlights art forms that are little represented in Europe (archaic Eskimo works and kachinas, for example), as well as the more classical arts of Africa and Oceania. The artworks we present are distinctive for the purity of their forms, their pedigree, and their aesthetic excellence. Our recent exhibitions include AfriCubsime (2019), Sepik (2018), The American Dream (2015), Eskimo Archaïque (2014), Nigeria (2013), and Polynesia (2012).
Traditional art of Africa, Oceania, Southeast Asia, and North America
A well-known dealer in the field, Yann Ferrandin selects the objects he represents with rigor, expertise, and an appreciation for the exceptional. He works primarily with a private clientele. His ongoing policy of lending works to important exhibitions has also led to his being recognized by major museums, the collections of which he regularly enriches.
Indonesian, Oceanic and Philippines art
Farrow Fine Art Gallery is committed to selling authentic antique tribal art, weapons, swords, and shields from Indonesia, The Philippines, Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Americas. I take pride in selling authentic antique tribal art that was made for, and used by the traditional culture, and all purchases come with an unconditional guarantee of authenticity.
Rare and out of print publications
Located near the historic crossroad of rue Mazarine street Buci, of l'Ancienne Comédie, and the rue Saint-André des Arts et de la rue Dauphine, the library is housed in a 17th century building. The library exists since 1946. In 2005, Pierre Durieu takes it over and redirects it to contemporary creation. Pierre Durieu was bookseller specializing in arts, first at La Hune (1978-1982); then he headed the library of the Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (1982-2005) and the library of the Palais de Tokyo (2002-2004).
The gallery is specialized in the ritual works of Africa. Whether it is sculptures from West Africa, such as the Tyiwara crests of the Malian Bambara ethnic group, the Fang or Punu "classics" of Gabonese art, or the statues with the magical or prophylactic virtues of the Téké, Luba, or Kusu tribes from Congo, objects are always chosen according to demanding selection criteria.
FINCH & CO
Oceanic, Africa, North American Indian, Antiquities, European Works of Art, Natural History
The Finches are two very exciting, individualistic and eclectic dealers offering the best quality in ethnography, European works of art, natural history and antiquities. Finch and Co strive to source goods with an impeccable provenance and to create the greatest of 21st Century cabinets of curiosities at the antique shows they participate in. Their bi-annual catalogue is renowned for the quality of its presentation and is eagerly awaited by collectors and connoisseurs the world over.
GALERIE NICOLAS ROLLAND
Ancient Arts of Africa and Oceania
A trained art historian and a member of the Compagnie Nationale des Experts (CNE), Nicolas Rolland has been an established tribal art dealer for nearly ten years. His gallery is located at 7 rue Visconti in Paris, in the heart of the city’s historical tribal art neighborhood. With his passionate interest in the cultures of sub-Saharan Africa and Oceania, he has published and co-authored of a number of major reference works. These include *i* Afrique, à l’ombre des dieux. Collections africaines de la Congrégation du Saint-Esprit *ie* (winner of the PILAT (International Tribal Art Book Prize) in 2017); *i* Galerie Pigalle : Afrique, Océanie. 1930. Une exposition mythique *ie* (winner of the PILAT in 2018). He is also active as an exhibition curator and scientific consultant, and participated in that capacity in the creation of the new Musée Spiritain des Arts Africains (MUSAA).
Africa, Oceania, North Amercia
Entwistle was founded more than forty years ago by Lance Entwistle and Roberta Entwistle, major dealers in the tribal art field. First established in London and then opening a location in Paris in 2005, we work with major international museums and well-known private collectors to put together some of the most important collections in this field. Entwistle’s success has always been founded in a rigorous selection of objects exercised in conjunction with thorough academic research. We have faith in this approach and believe that it and our sense of aesthetic appreciation will continue to ensure our position of leadership in the tribal art market of the 21st century.
GALERIE JEAN-BAPTISTE BACQUART
Tribal art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas
Jean-Baptiste Bacquart holds degrees in art history and archaeology from the Sorbonne and the Ecole du Louvre. After having been the director of the tribal art department at Sotheby’s, London, he opened his own gallery at 27, rue de Seine in Paris. He is also a consultant for museums and international collectors. His interest in tribal art began with an encounter with a Rarotonga staff god, an object shrouded in mystery but which also had a ritual function, a combination that was to become an important criterion for him. His book L’art tribal d’Afrique noire (Thames and Hudson) has been a major success with collectors and is now in its fourth printing.
GALERIE OLIVIER LARROQUE
Galerie Olivier Larroque opened in 2004 and moved into a new space, formerly an 18th century postal roadhouse in the heart of the old city of Nîmes. The gallery is open by appointment and presents a selection of traditional works from Africa, Oceania, and Southeast Asia.
MINGEI JAPANESE ARTS
Arts of Japan
Galerie Mingei Japanese Arts is specialized in the ancient and contemporary decorative arts of Japan. It has been established in its current space in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood since 2014, and is run by Philippe Boudin. The gallery is well-known for its thematic exhibitions and its monograph shows devoted to individual artists. For this year's edition of Parcours des Mondes, the gallery presents a selection of its latest acquisitions, including important bamboo baskets signed by the greatest masters of this art in the spotlight in 2018-2019 at the musée du quai Branly.
Art of India and the Himalayas
Frederic Rond was born in 1974. In 1999 he won the Ehrhardt prize in atomic physics. From 1999 to 2006, he was a Business Intelligence consultant with Axa group, with frequent stays in India. In 2006 he established Indian Heritage, specializing in Indian and Himalayan art. The gallery offers both primitive and classical pieces, with a focus on Himalayan masks.
Egyptian Archeology and of the Mediterranean Basin
Galerie Eberwein has dealt in art from ancient Mediterranean civilisations for forty years. Today, Antonia Eberwein, daughter of the founder Roswitha Eberwein, ensures the continuity and successof the company at the gallery in the Saint-Germain district in Paris. The gallery specializes in Egyptian art and objects from neighbouring cultures, dating from 3500 BC to the Coptic period of about 1000 AD. Each object is examined for authenticity and provenance and has a complete dossier detailing its history and cultural context, relevant publications and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. The gallery presents a collection of museum value pieces, offering high quality objects that correspond to the budgets of experienced collectors and those starting their collections. The gallery’s close relationship with important figures in the domain of ancient art and their international clientele testify to their reputation worldwide. A member of IADAA, SNA and the Verband der Kunst und Antiquitätenhändler Niedersachsen, the gallery is affiliated to CINOA and participates regularly in international fairs including BRAFA Brussels, TEFAF, PAD, BAAF Brussels, BAAF Basel and Westdeutsche Kunstmesse and Kunstmesse München.
African and Oceanic Art
Kevin Conru is known for his publications on Southern African art, on the arts of the Pacific Islands and on the photographs of Hugo Bernatzik. He has travelled extensively in the Pacific and is a member of the Pacific Arts Association and the Oceanic Art Society. He has an Arts Policy MA from The City University, London, and is an orchestral double bassist. He has produced a major book on the art of the Bismarck Archipelago in Melanesia which was released in September, 2013. He has curated an important exhibition of Papua New Guinea masterpieces from the Royal Museum for Central Africa, which was held in Brussels in 2014. He most recently published the archives of William Oldman.
Asian, African, Oceanic works of art and textiles
The first of many visits to Indonesia in 1974 resulted in Jonathan Hope’s lifelong fascination with the arts and culture of Southeast Asia. Soon after returning to London he began trading in textiles and in 1977 he worked on the first ever museum exhibition of Southeast Asian ikat in the United Kingdom at the Abbot Hall Museum in Kendal, Cumbria. The curator was the museum’s director, the late Mary Burket OBE, and all the textiles were from Hope’s own collection. Over the next decade he travelled extensively in Asia, from Tibet to outer island Indonesia. During this time, a widening circle of international collectors and museums became regular clients. Research was always important to Jonathan and he published numerous articles on various subjects, usually for Hali magazine, the textile journal, for which he is also a contributing editor. His acquired knowledge and first hand experience of Asian artifacts and culture meant that he has often been invited as a guest lecturer by several institutions. These include the Sotheby’s education course, the Textile and Rug Society of Great Britain, the British Museum BA course and more recently S.O.A.S. After spending much time in museums studying their collections of world, ethnographic art, he began acquiring examples of sculpture and metalwork from the countries in which he had travelled. Many of these pieces are now in important private and public collections, including the Australian National Gallery, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Musée du Quai Branly Jacques Chirac. In 2011 his collection of fine Javanese batik and Indian export textiles, made for Indonesia, was exhibited at the Edinburgh International Festival. The show was called “Heirlooms” and was curated by Jonathan Hope himself. It attracted much attention and was favourably reviewed by the world’s press, from “the Hindu” to “the Wall Street Journal”. Parcours has become an annual event for Jonathan and he greatly enjoys the interaction with both academics and amateur collectors from so many countries.
Asian Art and Ethnography
Thomas Murray is an independent researcher, collector, lecturer and private dealer of Asian and Tribal art with an emphasis on Indonesian sculpture and textiles, as well as animistic art from other varied cultures. He also features Indian Trade Cloths from the 14th-18th Centuries. A HALI magazine contributing editor for the last 30 years, he serves as their "in-house" expert on all tribal sculpture and textiles, with more than 50 publications. His most recent book, “Textiles of Japan” was met with critical acclaim. Thomas Murray is Past President of ATADA, The Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association and recently served a three-year term as a member of President Obama's Cultural Property Advisory Committee at the State Department. Thomas Murray continues to consult with museums and private clients all over the world.
RUNJEET SINGH LIMITED
Arms & Armour from the East
Runjeet Singh specialises in antique arms and armour from the East, and has collected and traded since 1999. He is well established on the global market and many consider him a leading specialist in his field. Runjeet has assisted clients in becoming some of the most important and serious collectors in the field, and supplied to others who are already advanced in their collecting. He has close relationships with not only the most important collectors, but museums and scholars as well. Runjeet has offered advice, consultation and insurance valuations to his customers, many of whom he has been serving for over 18 years.
MICHAEL HAMSON OCEANIC ART
Michael Hamson started his career as a field collector, making 46 trips into the most remote areas of New Guinea. He has supplemented this experience with Master’s degree in Oceanic and African art history from the University of California at Santa Barbara providing an academic and aesthetic foundation. In the last eleven years Michael has focused exclusively on sourcing his material from old collections in the US, Europe and Australia. He now uses the energy once devoted to field collecting to crisscross the globe aggressively hunting for the oldest and most beautiful Oceanic art fresh to the market.
Archeology of the Mediterranean Basin
When she was 13 years old, Laura Bosc de Ganay saw her first Egyptian collection in Paris and she had that flash in mind: working with Egyptian antiquities. She is a a tenacious antiquities dealer, fascinated by Egyptian Art, but also Greek, Roman and Mesopotamian Art. After five years in the Antiquities business, IADAA cheerly welcomed her in 2008. Working all over Europe, mobile and flexible, her main concern is helping collectors finding, and retaining Antiquities that match with their taste and temperament. She has chosen not to set up a gallery and meet only by appointment to be free . She prefers to exhibit in internationals fairs.
MICHEL THIEME TRIBAL ART
While researching authentic styles of tattooing in the course of extensive travels through Polynesia and Indonesia, a new passion was born: collecting and dealing in tribal art. The result was the opening in 2000 of a small basement gallery on the Spiegelgracht, near the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Henceforth, the hunting grounds would be libraries and archives instead of jungles, and the means of conveyance would be a high-speed train instead of a dugout canoe. Michel Thieme has distinguished himself with shows that evoke the flavour of the curiosity cabinets of the past, while still displaying a twenty-first-century aesthetic sensibility.
ADRIAN SCHLAG - TRIBAL ART CLASSICS
Africa, Oceania, Indonesia
The gallery is participating in the Parcours des Mondes art fair in Paris since 2004. Many participations in international art fairs with publications of exhibition catalogues followed. Emphasis is placed on the exhibition of African and Oceanic works of the highest quality, with impeccable provenance.
BRUCE FRANK PRIMITIVE ART
African and Oceanic Art
Bruce Frank Primitive Art has been a preeminent international gallery for over 30 years. We specialize in antique traditional art from African, Oceanic and Indo-Pacific cultures.
GALERIE PHILIPPE RATTON
Philippe Ratton is the son of highly respected tribal art dealer Maurice Ratton and the nephew of Charles Ratton, whose name is known the world over. With fifty years of experience, Philippe Ratton has established himself in his own right, and his gallery has an international reputation for supplying prestigious collections to institutions and museums, inclding the Dapper Foundation, the Musée du Louvre and the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac.
GALERIE ERIC HERTAULT
On the occasion of the 18th edition of Parcours des Mondes, Éric Hertault is expecting all the tribal art enthusiasts in his new space on 3, rue Visconti. He will there present a rigorous selection of artworks which reflects his taste and meticulous deontology.
Art from India, the Himalayas and Subsaharan Africa
For over 25 years the Dalton Somaré Gallery has been an opportunity to meet haute époque African Art and Early Hindu-Buddhist Art and to discover their artistic relevance in the panorama of 21st-century art. Gallery of international profile based in the centre of Milan, cosmopolitan city and among the European capitals of style and art, Dalton Somaré enables to experience the adventure of meeting new aesthetic languages. It is aimed at art lovers who are looking for works of great historical-cultural intensity and are open to a more contemporary vision of collecting. The search for the highest examples and the most representative works of art as well as the refined eclecticism make of Dalton Somaré one of the most dynamic and fascinating Galleries on the international scene.
GALERIE OLIVIER CASTELLANO
Located at 34 rue Mazarine, in the heart of the premier art district in Paris, the Olivier Castellano Gallery offers tribal art sculptures from ancient collections and rigorously selected for both their age and their plastic qualities.
The Galerie Vallois Art Moderne et Contemporain was created by Robert Vallois in 1983. Today spread over two spaces in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, at 35 and 41 rue de Seine, it is next to the Art Deco gallery founded in 1971 by Robert and Cheska Vallois. Since 2013, Galerie Vallois has been defending young African creation, more specifically Beninese artists, both through exhibitions in its Parisian spaces and through the funding of the Arts and Cultures Center of Cotonou.
MAX RUTHERSTON LTD.
Max Rutherston’s career began in impressionist and modern art when he joined Sotheby’s in 1979. In 1990 he discovered Japan, and in 1992 he devoted a year to the study of the Japanese language before joining the Japanese art department at Sotheby’s, of which he became director of in 1997. He developed an interest in netsuke in 2002 after he had been invited to manage Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London’s oldest Asian art gallery. In 2010, he formed the partnership of Rutherston & Bandini Ltd., a company that quickly established itself as one of the most important in the world for netsuke and lacquer works. For the past three years, he has continued to develop the market for these objects as Max Rutherston Ltd.
GALERIE MARTIN DOUSTAR
Primitive Art - Pre-Columbian Art
Martin Doustar has been an art dealer and a collector for the past fifteen years. From a Modern Art specialist he slowly shifted to Primitivism and its extent with the Classical Arts of Africa and the Pacific. In 2015, he opened a gallery dedicated to these arts in the Sablon area in Brussels. The gallery participates in international art fairs such as Cologne Fine Art, BRAFA, FRIEZE MASTERS and TEFAF Maastricht.
J. BAGOT - ARQUEOLOGíA - ANCIENT ART
J.BAGOT Arqueología - Ancient Art have been dedicated professionally to the sale of ancient art since the year 2005. Since our beginnings our philosophy has been to collect each object with care, based on criteria like the intrinsic beauty of the object, its aesthetic value and , of course, its historic importance. Lovers of classical antiquity who come to our new gallery, right in the centre of the city of Barcelona, will be able to take pleasure in viewing extraordinary works from Greek and Roman culture, comprehensively represented with large sculptures and ceramic vases; works like figurines and sarcophagi from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia; carefully selected objects from Pre-Columbian culture and also from the Kingdom of Gandhara and Ancient China. We supply private collections and public institutions throughout the world with works of high quality. It is at the same time a priority of our organization to serve all collectors, and we do this through offering both pieces of museum quality along with pieces for more modest collections , both with the same dedication and the same guarantees. Ancient Works of art from our gallery can be found in the following public and private institutions: Museo Arqueológico Nacional (Madrid), Museo de las Américas (Madrid), Museo del Vino (La Rioja), Museu del Cava Canals (Barcelona), Museo Valdelana (La Rioja), Antikenmuseum Basel and Sammlung Ludwig (Suiza), Umi-Mori Art Museum (Hiroshima) y Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Leiden). Another objective of the gallery J. BAGOT Arqueología – Ancient Art is to offer to the public and art lovers in general the possibility to see temporary exhibitions and publicize fully the works included in them. A recent example of this is the publication of a catalogue of the archeological collection of the Spanish artist, Ignacio Zuloaga – a collection begun by his father and completed by the artist himself – and made up of a small group of excellent examples of ancient classical ceramics. Another is the exhibition we held in Madrid of the biggest private collection in the country of rings, intaglios and cameos – made up of more than two thousand pieces – from all ancient epochs: from the earliest examples from the 6th millennia BC in the Middle East pieces from ancient Egypt, Greece, Phoenicia, Carthage, Pre-Roman Europe, the Roman Empire, The Byzantine Empire, Medieval Europe, the Islamic world the Renaissance and finally to works from the 19th Century. The exhibition was accompanied by a catalogue setting out the finest examples, and is in fact the most complete document of ancient rings published in spanish.
Islamic and Indian art
Alexis Renard is a specialized dealer and expert in the field of Indian and Islamic Art, based in Paris (Île Saint Louis) for 20 years. The gallery offers valuations, brokerage operations and research of objects for museums and private collectors, as well as buying and selling. Works of arts purchased by the gallery are now housed in major museums and institutions worldwide : Musée du Louvre, Musée du Quai Branly, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Musée Ariana Genève, the David Collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Institut du Monde Arabe, or the Sadberk Hanim Müzesi. Alexis Renard is an Expert Member of the Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés (CNES) and a Member of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA).
Oceanic and Indonesian Art
Specialist in primitive art from the South Pacific having been involved for over 40 years. Interest in the people and Oceanic art stems from the early years of the 1960's spent as a field policeman/ magistrate in Papua New Guinea.
CHRIS BOYLAN OCEANIC ART
Chris Boylan has been a collector and dealer of Oceanic Art for over 30 years. He acquires from old collections in Australia, also travelling regularly in the Pacific, particularly in Papua New Guinea on field collections. He lives in Sydney, Australia.
DANDRIEU - GIOVAGNONI
Ancient African Art
Since 1976, Chantal Dandrieu and Fabrizio Giovagnoni have contributed to advancing knowledge of African art through producing many thematic exhibitions in their Rome gallery, as well as working in collaboration with various public institutions. Since 2000, they have also showed regularly in Paris and have been participating in Parcours des Mondes since 2005, publishing a catalog to accompany each of their exhibitions there. In 2009, they published the book Passion d’Afrique, l’art africain dans les collections italiennes, working in collaboration with Egidio Cossa and Jean-Louis Paudrat.
ALAIN DUFOUR - GALERIE AFRIQUE
Ancient arts of sub-Saharan Africa
Since 1974, Galerie Afrique participates actively, by its annual exhibitions during the summer (July-August), in Ramatuelle (in the heart of the Saint-Tropez 's peninsula), to the Classic African art knowledge. The rest of the year, in our gallery in Saint Maur (Big Paris), we present sculptures renewed each month and a wide choice of antic ethnographic objects covering the entire continent from Senegal to Madagascar. (by appointment).
SERGE SCHOFFEL - ART PREMIER
Tribal art of all continents
Located in the Sablon district of Brussels since 2003, the gallery specializes in tribal art from around the world. Sculpture is its primary focus, but fine ethnographic objects have their place there too. The selection of the works presented is determined by their intrinsic artistic qualities, with age and authenticity being absolute criteria for inclusion.
GALERIE PATRIK FRöHLICH
African and Oceanic Art
Galerie Patrik Fröhlich from Zürich, Switzerland is specialized in African and Oceanic Art since 1994. The focus of the gallery lies on important works of art, predominantly from old provenances. These historical objects originate from a time when they had to unconditionally fulfill their ritual functions and are accordingly of strong presence and perfect in form.
Oceanic, Southeast Asian and Native American Art
Joe Loux is a specialist in art of Southeast Asia, Oceania and Native America. He has over 20 years experience dealing in jewelry, objects and textiles from tribal cultures. Today, Joe’s focus has shifted from buying in the field to buying from private collections. He exhibits at prestigious art fairs across America. He is a member of ATADA (American Tribal Art Dealer’s Association) and was formerly on the board of directors. He is a member of San Francisco Tribal, and served as the organization’s president for two years. Joe is also an invited member of the Tribal Art Society in Brussels. Joe works with his wife, Katie Loux who was formerly Deputy Editor of HALI magazine, the leading international publication on antique textiles and Islamic art.
DIMONDSTEIN TRIBAL ARTS
African tribal art
Since 1971, Dimondstein Tribal Arts has been selling traditional and ritual art from the African continent. Joshua Dimondstein first presented at the Parcours des Mondes in 2003 and will continue to offer authentic high-quality figures, masks and utilitarian objects from African cultures at this year's Parcours des Mondes 2019. His exhibit will feature a special show of fine antique African door locks.
GALERIE ALAIN BOVIS
Ancient arts of Africa, Asia and Oceania
A tribal art expert and passionate art dealer, Alain Bovis is known for the quality of the works he represents and for his rigorous approach to the profession.
GALERIE MEYER – OCEANIC ART
Oceanic and archaic Eskimo art
Galerie Meyer - Oceanic Art as it stands today was created in January 1980 by my mother Rita Alix Meyer. I joined her in October of 1980 and as junior partner in 1981. Since then I have devoted my self to the fine and early arts of the Pacific cultures authoring numerous exhibition catalogues and an important reference book on the subject of Oceanic Art. Following my mothers retirement I have run the gallery on my own since 1996. In 2010 I opened a second department in my gallery dealing in the archaic art forms of the early Eskimo cultures.
Egypt and Classic arts
Born in Brussels in 1960, Jacques Billen founded his gallery in 1988 in Sablon, the antiques district of his home town. A graduate in History of Art and Ar- chaeology and Oriental Philology and History of the Université Catholique de Louvain, Jacques Billen is first and foremost a specialist in ancient Egyptian art but also has built a career as an antiquities dealer. Jacques Billen is a mem- ber of the following expert and antiquarian associations: Chambre Belge des Experts en Oeuvres d’Art (Belgian Chamber of Art Experts) Chambre Royale des Antiquaires et des Négociants en Œuvres d’Art de Belgique (Royal Chamber of Belgian Antique and Fine Art Dealers), International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art (IADAA), Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA).
After collaborating for several years with the merchants Jacques Fischer, specialized in XIXth century’s art and Jean-Philippe Mariaud de Serres, specialized in archaeology, Antoine Tarantino opened his own gallery in June 2007. The place, located in the heart of New Athens, evokes the atmosphere of an Italian palace. It is suitable both for large format paintings and archaeological objects such as marble sculptures, Greek vases and intaglios. A room devoted to graphic arts allows the exhibition of a selection of Italian artists from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. The Tarantino Gallery has had the opportunity to propose several thematic exhibitions, accompanied by scientific catalogs to promote the knowledge of classical archeology and Italian art.
JO DE BUCK TRIBAL ARTS/ WORLD ARTS AUCTIONS
African and Oceanic Art
Jo has been a dealer of international repute based in the Sablon district of Brussels since 1996. For more than 20 years, he has exhibited and provided expertise for major tribal and antique art shows around the world, including Parcours des Mondes (Paris), BRUNEAF (Brussels) and the Tribal and Textile Arts Shows (San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York). He is recognized in his field of specialization both by colleagues and collectors, and has always placed an emphasis on authenticity and how to recognize it. He is very interested in placing ethnographic objects in their historic context to understand the function of the art. The publications he made on the Emile Lejeune collection and on the legacy of Hendrik Elias are wanted tools for this purpose. You are welcome to contact him for advice on objects or curating your collection. He speaks Dutch, French, English and German.
Antique art of Southeast Asia
Nine years ago, Alexandra Pascassio Manfredi and Davide Manfredi opened their gallery in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood, the historic center of Parisian cultural life. The gallery specializes in the buying and selling of traditional art objects from Southeast Asia, and its special areas of strength are the tribal art forms of Indonesia and the Philippines.
ROSTOKER TRIBAL ART BOOKS
Documentation on tribal art and ethnography
Since 1955, our bookshop has specialized in both modern and out-of-print books, as well as photographs and rare documents relating to tribal art, voyages, and ethnography. We also offer a search services for private and public institutions, collectors, and galleries.
KAPIL JARIWALA GALLERY
Indian and South Asian Art and antiquities
Kapil Jariwala is an independent curator and art dealer specialising in Oceanic, Indian, Tribal and Contemporary art. The gallery was established in 1986 and has been mounting diverse exhibitions ever since both in Europe and the USA.
Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
A native of the art world, Charles Wesley-Hourdé began his professional career with a booth at the Saint-Ouen flea market in Paris in 2005. He opened a gallery devoted to his area of predilection and specialty in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area in the heart of Paris’ African and Oceanic art neighborhood the following year. He participates in many international art shows and regularly organizes exhibitions at his gallery as well. In 2010, Christie’s engaged him to work in their Department of African and Oceanic art. Under his leadership, the department saw sales multiply by a factor of three in the space of five years, and a number of world record auction prices were achieved. Now with more experience, knowledge and ability than ever before, Hourdé returned to being independent and to devoting himself to various more personal projects in 2016. While remaining a consultant for a number of auction houses and private collectors, he opened a gallery again in Saint-Germain-des-Prés (first on the rue Mazarine and then on the rue de Seine). He has organized several major shows at these locations since then, most notably Passeurs de Rêves in 2016, L’Emprise des masques in 2017, and Pigalle 1930: retour sur une exposition mythique in 2018. His in-depth understanding of the artworks he handles and their history is apparent in the catalogs he publishes. They are abundantly illustrated and supply a wealth of documentation. He is the author of the most complete study on famed woodworker Kichizô Inagaki, and was the co-director of a publication on the African and Oceanic art show held at Galerie Pigalle in 1930 that has established itself as a major reference work in the literature.
VOYAGEURS & CURIEUX
Jean-Edouard Carlier invites you to discover the art of Oceania in his gallery "Voyageurs & Curieux" located at 2, rue Visconti in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. Since its inauguration in 2001, the gallery presents a wide and rigorous selection of objects from the Pacific Islands.
Ancient Egyptian Art and Antiquities
Lucien Viola, grandson of the well-known antiquities dealer Maurice Nahman, is an art historian, collector, and antiquities dealer specializing in Egyptian art. The Viola-Nahman family has been involved in the Egyptian objects trade since 1890. He has worked closely with Ernest Kofler, the major Swiss collector of Egyptian art. Following his art studies at New York's Institute of Fine Arts in the early 1970s, Viola opened Galerie l’Ibis in New York and remained there until 1995. From 1995 through 2012, he pursued an interest in Berber art and put together a major collection of Moroccan artworks that will soon be on display at a private museum in Marrakech. Beginning in 2012, he returned to directing his Egyptian art gallery and since then has participated in many important international art fairs. He has donated Egyptian works to the Musée du Louvre and the Boston Museum of Fine arts, among other institutions. He is a member of the Appraisers Association of America, the Syndicat National des Antiquaires, BRUNEAF (the Brussels Non-European Art Fair), and the Société Française d’Egyptologie.
GALERIE FRANCK MARCELIN
Oceanic and Eskimo Art
After his art history studies and a stint as a conservator at the Musée de la Marine in Paris, Franck Marcelin opened his gallery in Aix-en-Provence in 1981. A specialist in the art of the Pacific and the curator for numerous exhibitions of Oceanic art, he is a member of the Fédération nationale des experts professionnels spécialisés en art and of the Confédération européenne des experts d'art.
ARTS D'AUSTRALIE STéPHANE JACOB
Australian Aboriginal Art
Stéphane Jacob created Arts d’Australie • Stéphane Jacob (Paris) in 1996 and is a member of the Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés en Objets d’Art et de Collection (C.N.E.S) and the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art. He is a graduate of the Ecole du Louvre and was formerly the communications director for the Musée National des Monuments Français in Paris. A specialist in Australian Aboriginal art as well as that of the Torres Strait, Stéphane Jacob is recognized today both by collectors and major museums as one of the leading European authorities on these subjects.
Modern and Contemporary Art
Galerie Vallois Art Moderne et Contemporain was created by Robert Valoois in 1983. It now occupies two spaces in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood, at 35 and 41 rue de Seine, and is next to the Galerie Art Déco founded in 1971 by Robert and Cheska Vallois. Since 2013, Galerie Vallois has been defending young African creation, more specifically Beninese artists, both through exhibitions in its Parisian spaces and through funding from the Cotonou Center.
Primitive Arts - Antiquities
Specializing in the arts of Africa and Oceania since 1971, Alain de Monbrison opened his gallery at 2 rue des Beaux arts in 1981. He maintains longstanding professional relationships with the most important American and European museums and is an honorary expert for the French courts, as well as a member of the Compagnie Nationale des Experts and the Syndicat National des Antiquaires.
DAVID SERRA - ART TRIBAL
Galerie David Serra is a space devoted to the exhibition and sale of tribal art objects. Created in 1988 by Mercedes and David Serra, connoisseurs of African cultures and art, the gallery features figures and masks as well as ethnographic works. David Serra participates in the most important tribal art fairs and events, and collaborates with museums and private foundations.
GALERIE ABLA ET ALAIN LECOMTE
Antique art of Sub-Saharan Africa
Galerie A. Lecomte has had a presence on the international art market for some twenty years, distinguishing itself with its high-level thematic exhibitions on the Bakongo group, which have been accompanied by carefully researched monographs.
Jean-David Cahn AG was founded in 1999 and continues a proud family tradition that reaches back for over 150 years. The gallery specialises in ancient Greek and Roman art and is directed by the classical archaeologist Jean-David Cahn, who is the fourth generation of his family to be an art dealer. The offering of artworks spans several millennia, from ca. 4000 B.C. to 400 A.D., and includes sculptures and statuettes made of marble, bronze, and terracotta, black- and red-figure vases, glass, jewellery and coins. A selection of objects is on display in our gallery at Malzgasse 23 in Basle. Furthermore, Cahn AG participates in the art fairs TEFAF Maastricht, TEFAF New York and La Biennale Paris. Jean-David Cahn is a board member of TEFAF and advises both experienced and new collectors. His clientele includes private collectors worldwide as well as important museums such as the Musée du Louvre, Paris, the Glyptothek, Munich, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam, and the Antikenmuseum and Sammlung Ludwig, Basel.
Africa, America and Oceania
I became an accredited member of the Compagnie d’expertise en antiquité et objets d’art (CEA) in 2005, and its vice president in 2009. On December 18, 2012, the president of the Université Panthéon-Assas conferred the degree of Art Expert upon me. In 2015, I became a member of the Syndicat français des experts professionnels en oeuvres d’art et objets de collection (SFEP), in which I am an expert on the arts of Africa, the Americas, and Oceania. I have participated in numerous major art shows and fairs, including the Parcours des Mondes in Paris, BRUNEAF in Brussels, TEFAF in Maastricht, Biennale on Paris and Burgundy Tribal Show in Besanceuil.
GALERIE BERNARD DULON
Ancient art from Africa, Oceania and America
Bernard Dulon gallery devoted over thirty years most of its activities to the representation of the art of early periods of tribal societies. Since September 2002, the gallery regularly organizes prominent exhibitions accompanied by catalogs reference in its space of Jacques Callot street in Paris. Renowned expert, member since 1985 of the Compagnie Nationale des Experts specializing in primitive or first called arts, Bernard Dulon became known to the public as a curator who were in their time leased by the national and international press.
GALERIA GUILHEM MONTAGUT
For several years now, Galerie Montagut has largely devoted its activities to representing the art of the classical periods of tribal societies, particularly those of Africa. Since 1990, our gallery in Barcelona has provided high-quality works both to private collectors and to major institutions.
Indian Art (South-East Asia and Himalaya)
Christophe Hioco focus on Asian art by being and acting as a passionnate collector: all the artworks on display are his property. The criteria for selection are every bit as demanding as those of the world’s leading museums. Galerie Hioco takes part in the leading Asian Art Shows on a regular basis: Biennale de Paris, BRAFA in Brussels and Asia Week in New York.
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