Another great Parcours has wrapped up and that means my annual review. Since I was unable to attend this year, I'm grateful to Anita Schroeder and Patrick Morgan for taking photos and doing field so I can share them with you. Thus my commentary will be limited but is gleaned from conversations and dealer interviews. Their were many thematic exhibitions, dealer book releases and 6 exciting lectures hosted by the organization. The names I'm told who had exceptional pieces and exhibits include: Bernard Dulon, Dalton Domare, Michael Hamson, Lance Entwistle, Charles Hourde' to name a few.
Galerie David Serra- Barcelona Spain
Galerie Eric Hertault
(Galerie Eric Hertault) Yaure Mask Ivory Coast
Bernard De Grunne
(Galerie Alain Bovis) Thematic exhibit: "In Praise of Folly"
(Montagut Gallery) Always with a high impact exterior.
Galerie Abla et Alain Lecomte
(Lucas Ratton) Fine Baule Couple
??? This Dutch dealer alledgedly stole a Parcours Banner for their gallery, but it didn't go unnoticed. Its widely thought that all of their pieces were reproductions. They even had a five volume book set for sale too... Nonparticipating dealers are called "pirates".
Kevin Conru. For the fair Kevin announced his new book: "Sepik Ramu Art".
Galerie Patrick Frolic
Collectors Sam and Sharon Singer
Adrian Schlag- Tribal Art Classics
Laurent Dodier (left), exhibiting together at Galerie Meyer (Anthony Meyer right)
Exterior Entwistle Gallery
Wayne Heathcote Gallery
Joe de Buck Tribal Arts
(Bernard Dulon) Nothing was apparently for sale in his exhibit!
Interesting strategy and maybe effective if you're trying to entice the most powerful collectors into a private bidding war?