Group members may be interested to peruse the offerings in two upcoming auctions at Sotheby s on May 15 -- including the offering of the collection of theMessage 1 of 1 , May 1, 2009View SourceGroup members may be interested to peruse the offerings in two upcoming auctions at Sotheby's on May 15 -- including the offering of the collection of the Renée and Chaim Gross Foundation. (In addition to numerous acquisitions gathered from notable sources, many also indicate the Gross Collection itself as the provenance of note...) Lots include works from the Dogon (especially) as well as Akan, Guro, Dan, Benin (bronzes), Cameroon Grasslands, Bete, Fang, Kota, Suku, Yaka, Fon, Songye, Kongo-Vili, Be[e]mbe, Teke, Luba, Hemba, Shona, Tsonga/N. Nguni, Ngbaka...The Sculptor's Eye: African & Oceanic Art from The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation (Sale N08549) (LINK)
African lots are #1-73 of 81 lots.
African, Oceanic & Pre-Columbian Art (Sale N08552) (LINK)
African lots are #156-183.Also...Andrew... Here appears the Igala mask offered as Lot 168 for comparison with the mask which you queried and regarding which Véro responded. This is among the masks of which Véro provided images from François Neyt, The Arts of the Benue: to the roots of tradition, Tielt, 1985, p. 51, fig. II.24 (French edition: p. 77, fig. II.48).
And... a panel discussionArtists Collect African ArtPanel Discussion at Sotheby's New YorkPlease join Sotheby's experts Jean Fritts and Heinrich Schweizer for the panel discussion "Artists Collect African Art," with guest moderator Jonathan Fogel, Editor-in-Chief Tribal Art Magazine on Wednesday 13 May 2009.Panel Discussion 6:00–7:00 PMThe Sculptor’s Eye: African and Oceanic Art from The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation&African, Oceanic & Pre-Columbian Artwill remain open until 8:00 PM following the lecture.72 & YorkRSVP for Lecture +1 212 606 7390 rsvp@...Lee