2 auctions in New York in May Sotheby’s and Bonhams, more details in members area below.
A Kota of Morris J. Pinto and the artist Armand Arman
Meet David Norden at NYC Tribal Art Show 2012 in May 10th – 13th May Bohemian National Hall 321 E 73rd St. New York, NY 10021 (3 blocks from Sotheby’s) During the 3rd Annual NYC Tribal Art Week™ Join us at the After Auction Party
Sale Announcement: At auction in New York African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art including Property from Muensterberger, the Lerner, Shoher and Vogel Collections
Sotheby’s New York 11 May sale of African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian Art includes a magnificent Kota reliquary figure, formerly in the collections of Morris J. Pinto and the artist Armand Arman, estimated at $1-1.5 million.
Sotheby’s annual various owners sale of African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian Art in New York is led by a magnificent Kota reliquary figure formerly in the collections of Morris J. Pinto and the artist Armand Arman (estimate $1-1.5 million). In addition, this sale features works from several distinguished collections including The Martin and Roberta Lerner Collection of African Miniature Sculpture, the Zafrira and Itzhak Shoher Collection, and the Susan and Jerry Vogel Collection of African Art.
The selection of Pre-Columbian art will feature Peruvian gold, Mezcala stone figures, masks, and Maya and West Mexican ceramic figures from collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, William and Betty Hays and the Estate of Jan Mitchell.
New York | 11 May, 2012 Visit Sothebys.com for more information about this sale > view more
Born in Dortmund, Germany, Werner Muensterberger (1913-2011) started collecting African art as a teenager, inspired to do so by his godfather, the renowned collector Baron Eduard von der Heydt. Muensterberger held three PhDs, in psychiatry, anthropology, and art history, and specialized in psychoanalytic anthropology. He was the author of several important early publications on African, Oceanic, and Native American art, including The Sculpture of Primitive Man (1955) and Universality of Tribal Art (1979); as well as Collecting: An Unruly Passion (1995), examining the psychology of the collector. The auction features a small group of masterpieces acquired during a lifetime of collecting. The sale is led by Muensterberger’s iconic Luluwa Helmet Mask, famous for its superb quality and monumental scale (estimate $1.5-2.5 million).