(Text & photos by: Michael Auliso)
(Rue Visconti) Jim and Lin Willis talking to David Nordon (right)
Chris Boylan standing next to a large Abelam figure.
(Chris Boylan) New Guinea Yena figure.
Galerie Eric Hertault
(Dalton Somare') Songye fetish
(Dalton Somare') Congo Vili figure
(Dalton Somare') Yombe Maternity figure.
(Dalton Somare') 10th c. Bronze Garuda, Vietnam or Cambodia.
Mrs. Vigorelli and Son Tomaso making a fashion statement at La Palette.
(Kevin Conru) This Zulu snuff dance baton was his featured catalog piece.
(Kevin Conru) A New Guinea Trobriand Island Massim lime spatula by noted artist Mutuaga.
(Kevin Conru) A New Guinea Middle Sepik sculpture with Cassoway bird (left). A strong Fang Byeri figure from Gabon (right).
African Runners hanging out in the street on rue des Beaux-Arts. A slow season finding fewer gullible people to victimize.
(Olivier Larroque) always has an exhibit worth seeing. This time it was on "Miniatures". I once asked African collector Saul Stanoff why he loved small pieces so much?-- He said, "Because the carver can not make a mistake"!
(Olivier Larroque) number 43 was a cool Fon magic fetish made from an old women's perfume bottle.
(Olivier Larroque) Most of his pieces were not in a case or under glass which can be risky. Theft is issue here. Anthony Meyer had a New Guinea coconut spoon stolen this year.
(Olivier Larroque) Darn, out of focus but still worth posting.
(Olivier Larroque) poor photo but a an impressive Cameroon Bamileke flywhisk.
(Olivier Larroque) Continued
(Olivier Larroque) Detail of lovely Songye headrest.
Street art on rue de Seine
(Jacques Germain) located in the coolest modern furniture gallery. His window graphic is his featured catalog piece- an elegant Zande Harp.
Jacques Germain and Michael Auliso (right)
Back at Jacques Germain's gallery on rue de Seine. Germain standing next to collector Anita Schroeder.
(Jacques Germain) Some great Punu masks and Teke figures.
(Jacques Germain) Very fine Kuba mwaash mask.
(Adrian Schlag) I never miss Adrian Schlag's exhibit.
(Adrian Schlag) This is what African Art looks like when it is really old.
(Adrian Schlag) Fang bust Gabon.
(Adrian Schlag) Songye fetish and a Baule figure.
(Adrian Schlag) Dan Mask
(Adrian Schlag) An ancient Bamana Ntomo mask.
(Back at Serge Schoffel's gallery) Nice presentation and plenty of real estate devoted to this New Guinea Biwat Mundugumor flute figure.
(Galerie Serge Schoffel- Art Premier) A New Ireland Uli figure and a New Guinea Biwat Mundugumor flute figure (right)
(Serge Schoffel's gallery cont.) A PNG Karawari river fragment head (left), An ancient Dogon Tellum figure and a very expressive large PNG Papuan Gulf Bioma figure (far right).
(Serge Schoffel's gallery) More objects on display upstairs.