Michael Auliso with www.Tribalmania.com just published 2 more photo reviews that I wanted to share with the group. The first one is of the New York Tribal and Textile Arts show from May of this year and the 2nd one is a little photo review of some of the gallery exhibitions in Paris in June of this
Here is a link to his photo review of the Paris exhibitions that took place in June:
It includes a photo of the 25 Fang byeri figures displayed at Ratton Hourde that drew a lot of attention. Is a nice virtual walk through some of the
galleries in Paris .
I attended the NY Tribal Arts show this year and intended to do a write up on my experience, but it didnt happen. I dont think Ive even mentioned it in the group since I got back? I did another one of my fly in early in the morning and fly back late at night the same day things again like I did for the San Francisco show.
I brought my small camera with me to NY this year and I took a few photos at the
show, but cameras are generally prohibited so I didnt take enough photos to share with people. Doing a write up about things that people cant visualize isnt very fun, so I scrapped the whole idea and just enjoyed the show. I met up with Lee Rubinstein and enjoyed walking around the show looking at and talking about various pieces in the show with him, there were a lot of very nice objects to look at in the show.
Here is a link to the photos that Michael Auliso took at the NY show:
Ill add a few thoughts to some of the photos he took because he captured a few things worth mentioning more about.
Below Ill place a link to a photo that Michael took for his review and then some comments.
The 2nd photo in his review was of Dave DeRoches booth with his exhibition of Monumental Miniatures which was fantastic. Todd Ingrassia (of Todd and Lina (Angelina) with Brightpath Gallery) was assisting Dave in the show this year as he has done in the past. Dave DeRoche is in the front center of the photo and Todd is in the back right in front of the display cabinet. There were some
really fantastic small objects on display and Dave had magnifying glasses placed around his booth so you could take a look at some of the wonderful really small detail that could be found on a lot of the figures. It was a really great theme for an exhibit and it really stood out in the show in my opinion.
The 3rd photo in his review was of Peter Boyds booth. In the front row in the photo was a wonderful Mambila figure that was next to a pair of Senufo figures. The Senufo figures were nicely carved, but the surface of the figures left me scratching my head. The thing worth noting from this display is a really fantastic Songye nkisis figure that was on a pedestal behind the Senufo figures. This Songye figure was at NY last year and also in San Francisco this year. It is a small half figure that in
my opinion is wonderful.
This photo was of the outside of Tribal Gathering Londons booth at the show. In the photo is a wonderful beaded skirt from Tanzania which is featured in a lot of print advertising he does and is featured in the recent Tribal Art magazine. I also took a few photos of the inside of the booth, Im always a little partial to the East African objects that
Bryan carries, he always has a fantastic selection.
Below are 2 photos I took of the inside of Tribal Gathering Londons booth:
is a photo of part of the display, I loved the Tanzanian maternity figure on the left
This figure was one of my favorites at the show, the photo doesnt really capture the essence of this great figure in my opinion. Unfortunately I
cant remember the attribution of the figure.
This photo was of David Pusacks booth which featured another on of my favorite pieces from the show. It was a Dyak hampatong pantak figure (arms missing) which is on a low black pedestal in the front.
The figure has a wonderful and expressive face and the
surface of the wood is also fantastic and weathered. A more detailed photo can be seen in the link below, it was an advertisement in Tribal magazine from David Pusacks gallery:
Eric Robertsons booth wasnt as captivating as it was last year. He had a nice Asafo flag, but for the most part the objects werent as interesting to me as the ones he had last year.
Alain Lecomte from Galerie Alain Lecomte in Paris is always very nice and always has a fantastic
selection of objects and this year was no different.
My all time favorite object at the show this year was a really fantastic Senufo Kafigeledjo divination figure which can be seen on the opposite side of Alain on the left of the print in his booth. I really wanted to get a close up photo of this object but failed to. If money was no object I would have taken that figure home with me that day.
Another object in his booth that Lee Rubinstein really loved was a wonderful Dan mask. Alain featured this mask in his advertisement in the current issue of
Tribal Art magazine which Ive scanned and placed in my folder in the group:
Myers and Duncan always has a nice selection of NW Coast Indian objects. There are usually not too many dealers in the show who carry NW Coast Indian objects.
Last but not least is the Tribalmania booth of Michael Auliso. He always carries a nice selection of Oceanic objects and when I asked him why he doesnt bring more African objects to the show, he explained to me that bringing African objects to the show is more complicated than bringing
Another object worth mentioning is a Ceremonial Paddle from the Austral
Islands that was offered by Galerie Flak of Paris . The detail in this object was incredible.
Link to photos:
I wish I would have taken some photos myself because there were other
objects that were definitely worth a mention. All in all it was a good show and a very long day for me