Exclusive African Art on Catawiki

EXCLUSIVE Offers from David Norden. Oops- made a MISTAKE..SLIDESHOW… : African Art Exclusive Auction March 2017 Dear $email, I made a mistake while uploading the slideshow, the real time is not 2 hours and 16 minutes, but 3 hours ans 16 sec.. the rest is a black screen! Don’t be fooled this isn’t a Hollywood production, but quality African Art. The auction closes tomorrow night, so this is probably my last call. Enjoy the video and the actual prices I noted below, and push a last bid if you want some exclusive African Art from David Norden’s collection delivered on your doorstep . An Ebony Knife – MANGBETU – D.R. Congo Exclusive tribal art Actual price : 319 € https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10919377-an-ebony-knife-mangbetu-d-r-congo Encrusted Seldom Lagoon Mask- ATTIE/EBRIE/YAOURE -Ivory Coast Actual price € 3150 https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10919869-encrusted-seldom-lagoon-mask-attie-ebrie-yaoure-ivory-coast Headrest- Female Caryatid Figure – LUBA – Democratic Republic of the Congo Reserve price € 876 https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10919079-headrest-female-caryatid-figure-luba-democratic-republic-of-the-congo A fine little figurative knife- SONGYE – D.R, Congo Actual price : € 340 https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10911805-a-fine-little-figurative-knife-songye-d-r-congo  Kpele Aluminium Mask – SENUFO – Ivory Coast Actual price € 777 https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10909109-kpele-aluminium-mask-senufo-ivory-coast Nimba D’mba Headdress Shoulder Mask – BAGA – Guinea Actual price € 840 https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10907051-nimba-d-mba-headdress-shoulder-mask-baga-guinea Big flute – MOSSI – Burkina Faso Actual price € 1650 https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10905919-big-flute-mossi-burkina-faso Ceremonial Staff-Seated Female Finial Kibango – LUBA – Congo-D.R.C. Actual price € 399 https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10918865-ceremonial-staff-seated-female-finial-kibango-luba-congo-d-r-c A Shiwara – BAMBARA – Mali Mid XXth – Perfet condition. Provenance Modou Sow Actual price € 644 https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10915671-a-shiwara-bambara-mali This is really a wonderful opportunity for you. Or you could forward it on to your collector friends! Of course I am happy to provide further information, and (by appointment) viewing here in Antwerp is also possible. Wishing you a special day, and  HAPPY HUNTING ! See All My Exclusive Offers at: https://auction.catawiki.com/lotsfrom/nordend David Norden     Sint Katelijnevest 27 B2000 Antwerpen. Belgium +32 3 227.35.40 http//www.buyafricanantiques.com Please follow and like us:

HAPPY 2017- a long newsletter ..

HAPPY 2017- a long newsletter .. Dear $email, Some of my offerings for January’s exclusive auction QUOTE OF THE MONTH: “Si c’est de l’Art, ça n’est pas pour tout le monde et si c’est pour tout le monde, alors ce n’est pas de l’Art”.  Arnold Schoenberg J’ai reçu beaucoup de commentaires sur FB ———–   Magnificent pictures of dance masks taken in the 1940’s-70’s    ———– Kple Kple and Kpan Pre mask dancers during a Goli performance, Kondeyaokro village, Ivory Coast American photographer Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973) spent decades travelling around Africa. A pioneer in color photography – he worked as a color consultant on Hollywood movies (African Queen,  Bell, Book and Candle, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Moulin Rouge) – Elisofon changed Western perceptions of ‘the Dark Continent’ and about African Art with his book Sculpture of Africa 1978 ( http://amzn.to/2iEdUJw  ) These pictures are from his collection of African masquerades (1942-1972) curated at the National Museum of African Art. see more images here:  http://flashbak.com/african-masquerades-incredible-photos-of-tribal-masks-1942-1972-37764/ ———— Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller est décédé à l’âge de 86 ans: “Mieux vaut acheter un chef d’œuvre que dix petites pièces charmante que tout le monde a. Mais c’est la que mes ennuis ont commencé … j’ai du travailler comme un FOU et j’ai du faire grandir la SPG pour alimenter ma PASSION de collectionneur.” Avec son beau-père Joseph Mueller (1887-1977), il constitua la plus prestigieuse des collections privées d’arts africains, océaniens et précolombiens. Interview intégral de Jean Paul Barbier-Muller (RIP) a partir de 6 min 20sec. http://www.lemanbleu.ch/replay/video.html?VideoID=29089 See the masks of Barbier-Mueller’s collection: ( http://amzn.to/2iEgiAc ) ———– Discover the African Masks That Inspired Picasso, Brancusi, Modigliani, and more. They are on display at the Leopold Museum in Vienna (and I am still the proud owner of a bronze, chicken-shaped Bamileke pipe from the Leopold collection, and which is currently on view in my gallery in Antwerp) foreign gods in the Leopold museum http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/foreign-gods-leopold-museum-vienna ———— Online sales have well and truly overtaken sales from real-life shops for the last two years, but when one is thinking of investing in the art world, face to face is a must if you don’t want to inadvertently […]

2016 African Art

MORNING SURPRISE Dear friends, My 2016 African Art Internet promotions are working! I was already happy with 400€, and after sending a 24-hour reminder out to my mailing list yesterday evening I had a nice surprise this morning when I saw that it had climbed to 1699€. Who knows it might get even higher before the auction ends tonight! https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/8833781-lwena-spoon-tchokwe-lwena-angola David “Surprise” Norden St Katelijnevest 27 B2000 Antwerpen Belgium +32 (0)3 227.35.40. david.norden@telenet.be Bewaren Please follow and like us:

Art Fair Mechelen

You are invited to the Art Fair

You are invited.   Dear friend, If you happen to be in Belgium, come Greet and Meet me next Sunday in Mechelen, between Brussels and Antwerp. https://www.facebook.com/events/1083538238396855/permalink/1117381675012511/  This is a show I am participating in, along with 15 other art dealers of diverse yet related specialities. Sunday OCT 9, 2016  Art Fair Mechelen Onder den Toren 12, 2800 Mechelen, België  ——————– Announcing an auction with a special section of “Arte Tribal” at Duran Arte Y Subastas in Madrid at the end of October. More news will follow shortly. Avance subasta de octubre. Sección especial de arte tribal C/ Goya 19, 1ª planta 28001 – Madrid ESPAÑA +34 91 577 60 91 duran@duran-subastas.com   David “Arte” Norden +32 3 227.35.40 Please follow and like us:

Strange people visiting my shop today.

Dear $email, Only a few hours left to place your bids, the exclusive catawiki auction ends tonight ( click here ). ( or click the thumbnails of the objects you like below this post) The Strange visitor in my Shop asked to wear a mask and asked me take a picture of him. The mask he wears is a Mbembe janus mask. Thanks, David “Mbembe” Norden Please follow and like us:

Le marché des masques africains

Une vidéo intéressante sur Arte laisse la parole a des experts, des marchands et des collectionneurs, des curateurs de musées, et des directeurs de salles de vente ainsi que des artisans sur le marché des masques Africains. Le marché des masques africains Voici l’article sur les masques Africains à connotation légèrement négative du descriptif d’Arte: En deux siècles de colonisation, l’Afrique a été dépossédée d’une quantité incalculable d’œuvres d’art et d’artisanat de grande importance. On retrouve aujourd’hui ces trésors entassés par milliers dans les fonds des musées, des expositions privées et des galeries occidentales. Les musées internationaux dédiés à l’ethnologie présentent ainsi des collections d’une incroyable richesse, dont l’origine reste pourtant suspecte. Plus d’un demi-siècle après la fin des empires coloniaux, c’est désormais la spéculation qui bat son plein, sur les masques, statuettes et autres objets d’art africains issus de pillages. C’est le cas notamment des trésors de la civilisation Nok (actuel Nigeria, 1 000 av. J.-C-300 ap. J.-C.), achetés par des musées, de Boston à Bruxelles. Aujourd’hui, de plus en plus de pays d’Afrique demandent la restitution de ces objets. Histoire du pillage L’historien de l’art béninois Romuald Tchibozo et la politologue panafricaniste nigérienne Aissa Halidou, reviennent sur l’histoire de ce pillage artistique, notamment au Togo et au Bénin, et partent sur les traces de l’industrie de la contrefaçon. Des modestes sculpteurs des villages béninois aux richissimes collectionneurs européens, ce documentaire interroge aussi l’omniprésence d’un “regard blanc” sur l’art africain, d’hier à aujourd’hui. VOIR LE FILM Please follow and like us:

African Art

African Art Collectors are passionate. Welcome to the African Art World of David Norden, a dealer with more than 25 years experience in buying and selling African Art who can help you build and grow your collection. I am always interested in Buying original images, sculptures and masks coming from old collections, and can advise you in doing the same. The Treasure Hunt Starts in Antwerp When you collected African Art you will meet fellow collectors and discover that most of them are quite passionate but also a bit worried about having objects in their collection that where made for decoration. But on the other hand they often buy objects in Africa or on flea markets for 20 € and on online auction website that are not properly curated, or pay a thousand euro from a runner they don’t know well and are amazed  when after a few years they try to sell their collection, that nobody is interested in it. Wouldn’t it be better to buy less objects but from higher quality, and that you’ll know exactly what you are buying ? African Art dealers with good reputation and years of experience can be your best “partners in crime”, they deliver selected African Art objects with a complete written description, and don’t make it difficult to buy it back or exchange it for something better in case you want to UPGRADE your collection . On our site you will soon be able to buy from our inventory, or participate in our timed online auctions FIRST Auction will start on March 18, 2016 and end March 27, 2016 8:00 pm Auction ends: March  2016 12:00 pm David Norden St Katelijnevest 27 B2000 Antwerpen Belgium +32 (0)3 227.35.40. david.norden@telenet.be Please follow and like us: