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:

TRUST, museums, “touching lines” and other stories.

TRUST, museums, “touching lines” and other stories.   Dear $email,   I have a lot of interesting articles and assorted news for you. My catawiki auction will end this Sunday, so make sure you stop by and check it out for some great pieces. Two weeks on Sunday (9 October) I will be exhibiting at “Art Fair Mechelen”, so please come by and say hello, if you happen to be in Belgium. I will present some objects that are seriously “touching lines” (UNCERTAIN what  “TOUCHING LINES” MEAN, but it’s the slogan of Art Fair Mechelen, so just come discover it yourself ) David Norden “Art Fair Mechelen” Touching Lines. Onder den Toren 12, 2800 Mechelen, België Sunday, October 9 at 10 AM – 5 PM You are welcome to confirm your visit. https://www.facebook.com/events/1083538238396855/ or read more https://buyafricanantiques.com/art-fair-mechelen/ ————- Photo: Mangbetu musicians. Niangara, Belgian Congo, 1915 – amnh.org I am looking for a fine Mangbetu split drum for a client. If you know of one, please get in touch ————- “Look Again: Contemporary Perspective on African Art” at Philadelphia Museum of Art . The exhibition unfolds works created in West and Central Africa from the 1500s through to the early 1900s. New understanding of this most remarkable part of the world can be gained by looking closely at the exhibitions of materials, techniques, artistic forms and social functions. The exhibition is on view at Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130, United States. View the slideshow at : http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/847.html ———- New Fowler Museum exhibition highlights African art Fowler Museum presents exceptional gifts of African Art donated by collector Jay T. Last and dealer Merton D. Simpson. When Simpson and Last first became acquainted in the 1960s, the market for African art was drastically different from the market today. Collectors of African art at that time favoured figurative wooden sculpture with strong lines, smooth surfaces and symmetrical features. In contrast to these typical preferences, Simpson and Last shared a unique interest in the simplicity and abstraction of both Lega and Zulu arts. The two men quickly established a […]

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Since summer is coming to an end I’m getting ready to ramp things up and start working with additional clients one-on-one. If you have an African Art collection with objects dating to before 1940 and you wish to sell, or if you are building a collection and have funding in place, let’s talk about how I can help you grow or reduce your collection. At this moment I am still looking for metal and wood Ofos from Nigeria, wooden fans from Nigeria (wooden only – not the metal ones), and important Luba material (pre-1930) for an American museum that is preparing an exhibition. Reply to this email, and let’s chat. Talk soon, David P.S.:Some recent acquisitions images below. —- If you also want to subscribe to my newsletter enter your email below Free African Art Newsletter: Build the African Art collection of your dreams. Subscribe above today Phone: +32 3 227.35.40  Contact David Norden    Please follow and like us: