OCEANIC & ESKIMO ART in BASEL in JUNE
The week of ARTBasel is the most intense moment for the art world. Many collectors of Modern & Contemporary Art visiting ARTBasel also collect and admire Tribal Art. So, for the third year, I am opening a POP–UP exhibition of early Oceanic and Eskimo Art at the gallery of Angela Berney & Jean-Francois Heim on the Münsterplatz in Basel. I will offer a selection of highly important pieces from New Guinea, New Caledonia, New Ireland, the Solomon Islands and Tonga amongst others. Several of these superb sculptures are well recording in early museum and private collections such as the ULI figure, which was originally collected by a German colonial officer at the turn of the century and was later in a Berlin museum until 1905. I am very pleased and proud to offer two of the great EWA culture figures that originally came out of the Caves of the Korewori and which were part of the original collection from which the Basel Museum der Kulturen acquired 85 pieces in the 1970’s. I will have on offer in my exhibition 35 archaic Eskimo pieces dating as far back as 200 BC up to the early 19th century including a very exceptional mask from Point Hope, a superb, carved walrus-ivory head from Western Greenland and several fresh to the market Okvik and Punuk master-works...
The Exhibition held in conjunction with Galerie Beck & Eggeling from Düsseldorf will offer exceptional Oceanic and Eskimo Art along with paintings and sculptures by Édouard Manet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Emile Nolde and Paul Gauguin as well as contemporary works by Günther Uecker, Heinz Mack and Manolo Valdes.
11 - 17 June 2018
Grand Opening on 11 June from 2 to 8 pm
open every day during ART Basel from 9:30 to 7 pm
Angela Berney Fine Arts & Jean-Francois Heim
Basel 5051 Switzerland