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  • lokaart@aol.com
    Hi Vicky, the British Museum has one of the largest collections of Benin art in the UK, quite a bit of which is on display in their Africa section. Don t be
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 8, 2009
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      Hi Vicky,
       
      the British Museum has one of the largest collections of Benin art in the UK, quite a bit of which is on display in their Africa section. Don't be surprised, though, if your pieces are far more recent than those in the BM collection.
       
      Mike
    • vicky carlton
      Hi Mike   Thanks for that, as I only live 30 minutes away from London I will have to make a trip to see what they have.   Best Regards Vicky ... From:
      Message 2 of 5 , Jul 8, 2009
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        Hi Mike
         
        Thanks for that, as I only live 30 minutes away from London I will have to make a trip to see what they have.
         
        Best Regards
        Vicky

        --- On Wed, 8/7/09, lokaart@... <lokaart@...> wrote:

        From: lokaart@... <lokaart@...>
        Subject: Re: [African_Arts] Benin Art
        To: African_Arts@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Wednesday, 8 July, 2009, 10:47 AM

        Hi Vicky,
         
        the British Museum has one of the largest collections of Benin art in the UK, quite a bit of which is on display in their Africa section. Don't be surprised, though, if your pieces are far more recent than those in the BM collection.
         
        Mike

      • Lee Rubinstein
        Vicky: One may peruse selected holdings of the British Museum through this link. You may also be interested to view images from the sites of recent
        Message 3 of 5 , Jul 8, 2009
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          Vicky:

          One may peruse selected holdings of the British Museum through this link.  You may also be interested to view images from the sites of recent exhibitions including the University (of Pennsylvania) Museum's exhibition "Iyare:  Splendor and Tension in Benin's Palace Theatre and "BENIN Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria" (at the Art Insititute of Chicago).  There is also a wide selection of works illustrated on the site of the Peter Herrmann Gallery.  You will find a brief introductory article about the Benin bronze-casting traditions on-line here as well as many scholarly works offering more detail about the traditions and examples of Benin castings.  Past group discussions also include a variety of relevant references -- including threads containing Messages 1386141616622263...

          One highly recommended article regarding the tradition and issues pertaining to appreciation and authenticity of the evolving traditions of Benin casting is Joseph Nevadomsky's "Art and Science in Benin Bronzes."  Highly accessible sources with which to begin a study of Benin bronze include Paula Ben-Amos [Girshick]'s Art of Benin (numerous editions), Kate Ezra's Royal Art of Benin: The Perls Collection. (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1992) and Pitt-Rivers' Antique Works of Art from Benin (New York: Dover Publications. 1976 [re-issue of 1900 edition]).  Also, should you wish to apply yourself in great earnest to a study of Benin bronze works, don't overlook Eli Bentor's extensive bibliography at http://webits3.appstate.edu/Eli/Africa/benin_bibliography.htm -- which includes a rather comprehensive listing of publications on Benin art, culture and history.

          Do feel free to upload images of selected objects for more specific responses pertaining to the works which you have gathered.

          Lee


          On Jul 8, 2009, at 8:19 AM, vicky carlton wrote:




          Hi Mike
           
          Thanks for that, as I only live 30 minutes away from London I will have to make a trip to see what they have.
           
          Best Regards
          Vicky

          --- On Wed, 8/7/09, lokaart@aol. com <lokaart@aol. com> wrote:

          From: lokaart@aol. com <lokaart@aol. com>
          Subject: Re: [African_Arts] Benin Art
          To: African_Arts@ yahoogroups. com
          Date: Wednesday, 8 July, 2009, 10:47 AM

          Hi Vicky,
           
          the British Museum has one of the largest collections of Benin art in the UK, quite a bit of which is on display in their Africa section. Don't be surprised, though, if your pieces are far more recent than those in the BM collection.
           
          Mike



        • baleh yacoubou ibrahim
          Thank you mr Lee for this open up, i have learned plenty of things. ... From: Lee Rubinstein Subject: Re: [African_Arts] Benin Art To:
          Message 4 of 5 , Jul 11, 2009
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            Thank you mr Lee for this open up, i have learned plenty of things.

            --- On Wed, 8/7/09, Lee Rubinstein <LeeRubinstein@...> wrote:

            From: Lee Rubinstein <LeeRubinstein@...>
            Subject: Re: [African_Arts] Benin Art
            To: African_Arts@yahoogroups.com
            Date: Wednesday, 8 July, 2009, 2:14 PM

            Vicky:


            One may peruse selected holdings of the British Museum through this link.  You may also be interested to view images from the sites of recent exhibitions including the University (of Pennsylvania) Museum's exhibition "Iyare:  Splendor and Tension in Benin's Palace Theatre and "BENIN Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria" (at the Art Insititute of Chicago).  There is also a wide selection of works illustrated on the site of the Peter Herrmann Gallery.  You will find a brief introductory article about the Benin bronze-casting traditions on-line here as well as many scholarly works offering more detail about the traditions and examples of Benin castings.  Past group discussions also include a variety of relevant references -- including threads containing Messages 1386141616622263...

            One highly recommended article regarding the tradition and issues pertaining to appreciation and authenticity of the evolving traditions of Benin casting is Joseph Nevadomsky's "Art and Science in Benin Bronzes."  Highly accessible sources with which to begin a study of Benin bronze include Paula Ben-Amos [Girshick]'s Art of Benin (numerous editions), Kate Ezra's Royal Art of Benin: The Perls Collection. (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1992) and Pitt-Rivers' Antique Works of Art from Benin (New York: Dover Publications. 1976 [re-issue of 1900 edition]).  Also, should you wish to apply yourself in great earnest to a study of Benin bronze works, don't overlook Eli Bentor's extensive bibliography at http://webits3. appstate. edu/Eli/Africa/ benin_bibliograp hy.htm -- which includes a rather comprehensive listing of publications on Benin art, culture and history.

            Do feel free to upload images of selected objects for more specific responses pertaining to the works which you have gathered.

            Lee


            On Jul 8, 2009, at 8:19 AM, vicky carlton wrote:




            Hi Mike
             
            Thanks for that, as I only live 30 minutes away from London I will have to make a trip to see what they have.
             
            Best Regards
            Vicky

            --- On Wed, 8/7/09, lokaart@aol. com <lokaart@aol. com> wrote:

            From: lokaart@aol. com <lokaart@aol. com>
            Subject: Re: [African_Arts] Benin Art
            To: African_Arts@ yahoogroups. com
            Date: Wednesday, 8 July, 2009, 10:47 AM

            Hi Vicky,
             
            the British Museum has one of the largest collections of Benin art in the UK, quite a bit of which is on display in their Africa section. Don't be surprised, though, if your pieces are far more recent than those in the BM collection.
             
            Mike




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