des Beaux-Arts) A warm Friday afternoon.
Thieme- Tribal Art) What's that? Probably the most intriguing and asked about object in the fair, certainly on rue des
Beaux-Arts. A rare Aceh Sumatra shield with basketry framework,
covered with textured Stingray skin and studs. Every couple minutes he was telling someone what it was.
Thieme- Tribal Art) Detail of above.
Thieme- Tribal Art) These outstanding Korwar figures were his catalog submissions.
Thieme- Tribal Art) Talking art with customers.
Claes) Display of Songye fetishes.
Claes) Songye figure and a Bena Lula fetish (right).
Claes) Bena Lula.
Claes) Songye fetish and a stool decorated with brass tacks.
Dodier) His Pre-Columbia exhibit, Exposition, Messagers de Pierre-
Dodier) Mexican Teotihuacan stone mask.
Dodier) Costa Rican basalt metate with linked figures.
Dodier) Costa Rican figures.
Dodier) Veracruz stone ax head.
Dodier) group of Moche strap vessels from Peru.
Conru) A 19th C. Irian Jaya full costume, collected very early too.
New Ireland Malagan figure and a PNG Torres Strait Island figure (right).
A lovely Marquesas Island Bowl (right).
A Solomon Island shield and S.E. New Guinea shield.
Bacquart) A rare but welcome photo. After asking for many
years Jean-Baptiste finally granted permission. A Fijian rootstock club
with ivory inlays and notched kill marks.
Bacquart) A northwest coast Tlingit cedar bowl of a Beaver.
Bacquart) detail of above.
Gallery (Roger Bourahimou) Always on his phone.
Gallery (Roger Bourahimou) A Baule figure and Bamana (right).
Entwistle Gallery) Another bustling day and Lance chatting with a
(Entwistle Gallery) Window display.
that awesome sound? Some live music by this inspired Reggae
Japanese Art and Galerie Frank Van Craen exhibiting at 23 rue de Seine.
Japanese Art and Galerie Frank Van Craen)
Japanese Art) Gorgeous and detailed miniature ivory skull.
Frank Van Craen) A Bena Lula and Mambila figure (right). His most important
and beautiful piece I was not permitted to photograph (A fabulous quality Boa figure from the
Frank Van Craen) Look at the age of that Lega mask.
bromance? Tom Murray and Alex Arthur (right).
Doustar) Easter Island figure and Taino Vomit stick.
Doustar) Often these are bone and commonly reproduced but this rare wood
example has survived centuries. It had a uniquely strong and spooky presence.
1492- Yannick Durand) Costa Rican Metate.
1492- Yannick Durand) Moche strap vessel.
1492- Yannick Durand) A Colima Shark.
1492- Yannick Durand) A stargazer figure, as I recall from Veracruz?
Meyer Oceanic & Eskimo Art) A brilliant Crocodile theme exhibition.
Meyer) A wonderful display of clustered New Guinea Papuan Gulf
carved Marupai dwarf coconut charms.
Meyer) He is one of the most skilled dealers at presenting art
pieces for maximum impact. This display with stands of graduated heights
was like a sloped mountain. So many together, SO effective!
Oceanic Art) detail of above.
Meyer) A display of Png Trobriand Massim "Gobaela"
Ferrandin) His featured exhibit this year was Exposition Hair. Seen
here a Melanesian Admiralty Island hair comb. This year he was also
exhibiting at the prestigious Biennale des Antiquaires at the Grand Palais.
Ferrandin) Yaka hair comb.
Ferrandin) Ashanti Comb Ghana.
Flak) Group of Royal Hawaiian feather lei.
Ekete Costumes en Canettes) Here's another. (klang..... klang...
ting.... ting). They came out and bumbled around about 3 times per day.
to left) Indonesian collector Roger Dashow, his wife and Bruce Carpenter.
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