In addition to the publication to which you refer [Nii O. Quarcoopome, Through African Eyes: The European in African Art, 1500 to Present
. (Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts 2009)], Jens Jahn's COLON: Das Schwarze Bild von Weißen Mann
may have productive references. Also, there are a few specific examples of Congolese colonial representations in ivory included in the Michael Stevenson Gallery exhibition (and accompanying text
, "The Mlungu in Africa: art from the colonial period, 1840-1940"):
References in the above text refer to the "catalogue by E Bassani and W Fagg, Africa and the Renaissance: art in ivory for an exhibition at the Center for African Art in New York in 1988... [which] included carved horns from the Kongo (present-day Republic of Congo) from the late fifteenth century;
Other works which touch upon or may have broader references to help explore the general topic are:
Julius E. Lips, The Savage Strikes Back, or The White Man Through Native Eyes (London: Lovat Dickson Limited Publishers [orig. in German] See Figures 140-141 and 192 on pp. 170 and 242, respectively.
"Chapter 8: Ambiguous Aliens: The Stranger in African Art History" pp. 136-159 in Herbert M. Cole, ICONS: Ideals and Power in the Art of Africa (Washington, DC and London: National Museum of African Art/Smithsonian Institution Press1989)
Kramer, Fritz. The Red Fez: Art and Spirit Possession in Africa (London and New York: Verso. 1993).
On Apr 7, 2011, at 3:42 PM, fluxusful wrote:
Hi, Can anyone suggest any published work on carved ivory colonial figures from the Congo? I am familiar Nii Quarcoopome's recent catalogue.