THE TRIBAL ART

The genius of the African artist made material a divine abstract concept, the super being. And he did it with nothing in the middle of nowhere, far from any objective influence, in the heart of swamps and hostile forests, a place that could break the most hardened spirit. “How? Why here and now?” will forever remain unanswered questions.

ART COLLECTOR | SKETCH ARTIST

GUARDIAN FIGURE

Kota, Gabon
Atelier of Semangoy
Middle of 19th cent
Wood, copper, brass, iron, shell
63 cm

Colonial Belgian Collection, Bruxelles
Galerie Ratton-Hourdé, Paris acquired from the above
Collection Marc Larock, Paris acquired from the above
Anna Demina Collection, Milan

Galerie Ratton-Hourdé, “Kota”, Paris, 2003, pp. 52-53
 Galerie Ratton, “Gabon”, Paris, 2017, pp. 42-43
Dalton Somaré, “Un’Avventura Estetica”, Milano, 2018, pp. 13-15
Origins, A Vision on African Art, Dalton Somaré Gallery, Milan, 2019, pp. 42/45

GUARDIAN FIGURE

Kota, Gabon
Middle of 19th cent.
Wood, copper, brass, iron
39 cm

The Pennsylvania University Museum, Philadelphia
Sturgis Ingersoll Collection, Philadelphia
William A. Mc Carty-Cooper Collection, Los Angeles
Christie’s, New York, 19 May 1992, Lot. 138
Arman Collection, New York
Samir Borro Collection, Bruxelles
A. Weißeneger Collection, Amsterdam
Private Collection, Paris
Dalton Somaré Gallery, Milan
Anna Demina Collection, Milan

Christie’s, New York, 19 May 1992, cover
Arman et l’Art Africain, Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1996, p. 10

GUARDIAN FIGURE

Mbulu Ngulu
Kota, Gabon
Middle of 19th cent.

Wood, copper, brass, iron
32 cm

Collection Henri Kamer (1937 -1992), New York
Collection Daniel Hourdé, Paris, 1992, acquired from the above Collection John Dintenfass, New York, 1998, acquired from the above
Anna Demina Collection, Milan

Bruxelles Non European Art Fair- Bruneaf XXII, Catalogue, 2012, pp. 44-45
Origins, A Vision on African Art, Dalton Somaré Gallery, Milan, 2019, pp. 30/33

GUARDIAN FIGURE

Kota, Gabon
Middle of 19th cent.
Wood, copper, brass, iron
38 cm

Former Colonial French Collection
Galerie Alain de Monbrison, Paris
Private Collection, Paris
Dalton Somaré Gallery, Milan
Anna Demina Collection, Milan

Winter Bruneaf, Catalogue, Bruxelles, 2019

GUARDIAN FIGURE

Kota, Gabon
Late 19th cent.
Wood, copper, alloy
44,5 cm

Formerly in Merton Simpson’s collection,
New York, USA
Formerly in Viviane Jutheau, Comtesse de Witt’s collection 1985
Anna Demina Collection, Milan

Galerie Ratton, Gabon, Paris, 2017, pp.22-23

GUARDIAN FIGURE

Kota, Gabon
Late 19th cent.
Wood and metal
32 cm

French private’s collection and kept in the family since
Daniel Hourdé’s collection, Paris
Phillipe Ratton’s gallery, Paris
Anna Demina Collection

Galerie Ratton, Gabon, Paris, June-September 2017, pp.28-29

GUARDIAN FIGURE

KOTA Ndassa reliquary figure
Gabon / Congo
Wood, copper, alloy H. 47,5 cm
Late XIXth century

Colonial Belgian Collection, Bruxelles
Galerie Ratton-Hourdé, Paris acquired from the above
Collection Marc Larock, Paris acquired from the above
Anna Demina Collection, Milan

Galerie Ratton-Hourdé, “Kota”, Paris, 2003, pp. 52-53
 Galerie Ratton, “Gabon”, Paris, 2017, pp. 42-43
Dalton Somaré, “Un’Avventura Estetica”, Milano, 2018, pp. 13-15
Origins, A Vision on African Art, Dalton Somaré Gallery, Milan, 2019, pp. 42/45

GUARDIAN FIGURE

Kota, Gabon
Atelier of Semangoy
Middle of 19th cent
Wood, copper, brass, iron, shell
63 cm

Colonial Belgian Collection, Bruxelles
Galerie Ratton-Hourdé, Paris acquired from the above
Collection Marc Larock, Paris acquired from the above
Anna Demina Collection, Milan

Galerie Ratton-Hourdé, “Kota”, Paris, 2003, pp. 52-53
 Galerie Ratton, “Gabon”, Paris, 2017, pp. 42-43
Dalton Somaré, “Un’Avventura Estetica”, Milano, 2018, pp. 13-15
Origins, A Vision on African Art, Dalton Somaré Gallery, Milan, 2019, pp. 42/45

GUARDIAN FIGURE

Kota, Gabon
Atelier of Semangoy
Middle of 19th cent
Wood, copper, brass, iron, shell
63 cm

Colonial Belgian Collection, Bruxelles
Galerie Ratton-Hourdé, Paris acquired from the above
Collection Marc Larock, Paris acquired from the above
Anna Demina Collection, Milan

Galerie Ratton-Hourdé, “Kota”, Paris, 2003, pp. 52-53
 Galerie Ratton, “Gabon”, Paris, 2017, pp. 42-43
Dalton Somaré, “Un’Avventura Estetica”, Milano, 2018, pp. 13-15
Origins, A Vision on African Art, Dalton Somaré Gallery, Milan, 2019, pp. 42/45

GUARDIAN FIGURE

Kota, Gabon
19th cent
Wood, brass, copper, iron
74 cm

Collected in Gabon between 1926-1934 by a French doctor participating to the Expédition Citroën Centre Afrique and the construction of the Congo-Ocean Railway
Loudmer Drouot Montaigne, Paris, 1997
R.L. Collection, Paris
Dalton Somaré, Milano

GUARDIAN FIGURE

Kota Obamba, Gabon
19th cent
Wood, copper, brass
57 cm

Charles Ratton, Paris
Pace Primitive, New York
Private Collection, USA ( acquired from above in 1986)
Dalton-Somare Gallery, Milan
Anna Demina Collection Milan

GUARDIAN FIGURE

Kota, Gabon
Atelier of Semangoy
Middle of 19th cent
Wood, copper, brass, iron, shell
63 cm

Colonial Belgian Collection, Bruxelles
Galerie Ratton-Hourdé, Paris acquired from the above
Collection Marc Larock, Paris acquired from the above
Anna Demina Collection, Milan

Galerie Ratton-Hourdé, “Kota”, Paris, 2003, pp. 52-53
 Galerie Ratton, “Gabon”, Paris, 2017, pp. 42-43
Dalton Somaré, “Un’Avventura Estetica”, Milano, 2018, pp. 13-15
Origins, A Vision on African Art, Dalton Somaré Gallery, Milan, 2019, pp. 42/45