06 juin 2009

'African and Oceanic Art from the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva: A Legacy of Collecting' @ the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Heddle Pulley. Côte d'Ivoire; Guro peoples, 19th century. Wood, pigment; H. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm) Provenance: Félix Fénéon, Paris, before 1929; Dr. Charles Stéphen-Chauvet, Paris; Morris Pinto, Paris, before 1985; Barbier-Mueller collection, since 1985 The Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva is home to one of Europe’s preeminent private collections of African and Oceanic art. Emphasizing the artistic heritage relating to two continents, the works testify to the achievements of the African and Oceanic masters who created them as well... [Lire la suite]