• LE PAYS MASSIM

    1987

    LE PAYS MASSIM. 1987. French text by Anthony JP Meyer, drawings by Sophie Chave, calligraphy by Rita Alix Meyer. This is my very first catalogue offering 35 artifacts from the Massim area of P.N.G., all collected on the first of the three field-collecting expeditions that I did with Harry Beran from 1987 through 1991.
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  • OCEANIE : ART DE L'OCEANIE

    1988

    OCEANIE : ART DE L'OCEANIE. 1988. French text by Anthony JP Meyer, offering 36 Oceanic works of art : sculpture, ethnography, weapons and tapa. This is the first of a series of 12 catalogues modeled on the early German and British ethnographic publications that I so admire and it my first attempt at trying to express my thoughts and theories on Oceanic Art. This is an exhibition catalogue from one of the very first shows exclusively offering Oceanic Art in the gallery on Rue des Beaux-Arts.
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  • TAPA 1988

    1988

    TAPA. 1988. French text by Anthony JP Meyer. Here I tried to express the visual beauty and explain the technique of Tapa showing only 4 pieces of oceanic bark cloth and one mask in relation to the fifteen or more objects in the gallery exhibition.
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  • CASSE-TETE : ARMES ET ARMEMENTS DE L'OCEANIE.

    1989

    CASSE-TETE : ARMES ET ARMEMENTS DE L'OCEANIE. 1989. French text by Anthony JP Meyer. This is the culmination of 9 years of collecting Oceanic war-clubs at a time when they were so un-loved that the flea-market dealers were still burning them in the braseros during the winter in Saint Ouen and Clignancourt. The exhibition offered almost 400 weapons of which, more than 300 were war-clubs. This catalogue illustrating 78 oceanic weapons shows only the tip of the iceberg.
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  • MELANESIA : 20 WORKS OF MELANESIAN ART.

    1989

    MELANESIA : 20 WORKS OF MELANESIAN ART. 1989. French/English text by Anthony JP Meyer. 20 selected objects exclusively from the island cultures of Melanesia including masks, sculpture and ethnography.
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  • OCEANIC ART : ART D'OCEANIE

    1990

    OCEANIC ART : ART D'OCEANIE. 1990. French/English text by Anthony JP Meyer. Exhibition catalogue offering 18 Oceanic Works of Art
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  • OCEANIA N°7. BARK AND BASKETRY

    1990

    OCEANIA N°7. BARK AND BASKETRY. 1990. French/English text by Anthony JP Meyer. This is the first in an on-going series of exhibitions related to the material used to make the art rather than the representation. The medium of basketry has always been played down within the schools of appreciation and it is considered a form of craft rather than Art – Here I hope that I was able to prove the contrary offering 29 masks and objects from Papua New Guinea.
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  • OCEANIA N°8. FACES OF CLAY ­ THE POTTERY OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA.

    1991

    OCEANIA N°8. FACES OF CLAY ­ THE POTTERY OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 1991. French/English text by Anthony JP Meyer. The second of the material series was a resounding success with most of these 39 amazing pottery pieces decorated with faces being sold on the first day.
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  • OCEANIA N°9. THE HUMAN ELEMENT IN THE ART OF NEW GUINEA

    1991

    OCEANIA N°9. THE HUMAN ELEMENT IN THE ART OF NEW GUINEA. 1991. French/English text by Anthony JP Meyer. Exhibition catalogue offering 22 objects including masks, sculpture, ethnography, & weapons.
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  • OCEANIA N°10. THE OCEANIC OBJECT.

    1991

    OCEANIA N°10. THE OCEANIC OBJECT. 1991. French/English text by Anthony JP Meyer. Exhibition catalogue offering 26 objects including masks, sculpture, ethnography, weapons, & jewelry.
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  • OCEANIA N°11. THE FUNERARY TAPA ­ CLOTHS OF THE NAKANAI FROM NEW BRITAIN

    1992

    OCEANIA N°11. THE FUNERARY TAPA ­ CLOTHS OF THE NAKANAI FROM NEW BRITAIN. 1992. French/English text by Anthony JP Meyer. This is the exhibition catalogue for a discovery that I made in an Australian collection of a group of funerary tapa cloth that was completely lost. The Funeral procession had been photographed by Eddie Tull in the 1950’s. Tull bought up all the tapa shrouds and other processionary equipment and subdivided it all into several groups which were subsequently sold to museums in France and the USA. One section was somehow sold to Ian Still an Australian antique dealer who rolled them up in a cardboard drum and forgot about them in his garage where they remained hidden until I discovered them. The catalogue offers 14 of the TAPA masks, capes and shrouds as well as a detailed ethnographic analysis of the whole procedure.
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  • OCEANIA N°12. "SEPIK"

    1992

    OCEANIA N°12. "SEPIK". 1992. French/English text by Anthony JP Meyer. The exhibition catalogue for the Art of the Sepik show offering a selection from the exhibition of 24 masks, sculpture, ethnography, & weapons.
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  • ART du/of VANUATU

    1997

    ART du/of VANUATU. 1997. French/English text by Anthony JP Meyer. This exhibition coincided with the wonderful museum exhibition on Vanuatu held at the old Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie at the Porte Dorée in eastern Paris. 37 objects including masks, sculpture, ethnography, weapons & jewelry.
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  • TAPA - ETOFFE D'ECORCE D'OCEANIE/BARK CLOTH OF OCEANIA

    1998

    TAPA - ETOFFE D'ECORCE D'OCEANIE/BARK CLOTH OF OCEANIA. 1998. French/English text by Pascal Cusenier. Exhibition catalogue offering 26 pieces of tapa, tapa masks and related items.
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  • SPATULES – MASSIM - SPATULAS

    2000

    SPATULES – MASSIM - SPATULAS. 20th Anniversary Exhibition. 2000. French/English text by Dr. Harry Beran and Anthony JP Meyer. This catalogue was the culmination of many years of interest that I had in, and the long term collecting of, lime spatula from the Massim region. Harry Beran was instrumental in helping with creating the collection and he is of course the main author of the informative text. The exhibition catalogue celebrates the galleries 20th birthday and offers 74 lime spatulas.
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  • OCEANIC HEADRESTS / APPUIE-NUQUE OCEANIENS

    2004

    OCEANIC HEADRESTS / APPUIE-NUQUE OCEANIENS. 2004. French/English text by Anthony JP Meyer. This is a groundbreaking gallery catalogue and exhibition of my headrest collection. The catalogue offers 60 headrests with informative descriptions and general text.
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  • TEFAF 2010 Korwar etc

    March 2010

    THE ART OF KORWAR & WORKS OF ART FROM THE PACIFIC ISLANDS– TEFAF 2010. 2010. English text by Anthony JP Meyer, 28pp, 45 photos : 41 color, 4 b/w, format 23 x 16,5 cm (32 works of art).
     

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  • Parcours des Mondes 2010

    September 2010

    PARCOURS des MONDES 2010. Oceanic and Eskimo art catalogue for PARCOURS des MONDES 2010 in Paris with a selection of early Oceanic Master Works. Tribal Art, Primitive Art, Oceanic Art, South Pacific Art, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Australia. 20pp, 25 photos : 21 color, 4 b/w, format 23 x 16,5 cm (20 works of art).
     

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  • TEFAF 2011

    March 2011

    THE ART OF THE SOLOMON ISLANDS & WORKS OF ART FROM THE PACIFIC ISLANDS – TEFAF 2011. English texts by Philippe Bourgoin & Anthony JP Meyer, 36pp, map, 69 photos : 54 color, 15 b/w, format 21 x 29,7 cm (36 works of art).
     

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  • Parcours des Mondes 2011

    September 2011

    PARCOURS des MONDES 2011 : 10 years/ans - 20 objects/objets. English/French text by Anthony JP Meyer, 20pp + cov., format 21 x 29,7 cm (20 works of art : New Guinea, Solomons, New Caledonia, Marquesas, Tahiti, New Zealand, Eskimo).
     

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  • TEFAF 2012

    March 2012

    ART OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS & ESKIMO ART - TEFAF 2012. English texts by Anthony JP Meyer, 41pp, map, 31 objects (26 Oceanic & 5 Eskimo), format 21 x 29,7 cm.
     

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  • Walkabout - Lʼart ancien des Aborigènes dʼAustralie

    September 2012

    WALKABOUT - THE EARLY ART OF THE AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES/L'ART ANCIEN DES ABORIGÈNES D'AUSTRALIE – AND A SELECTION OF EARLY ESKIMO ART/ET UNE SÉLÉCTION D'ART ANCIEN ESKIMO. Parcours des Mondes 2012. French/English text by Anthony JP Meyer, 46pp. Full color photos of 58 pieces of Aboriginal Artifacts & 8 early Eskimo Works of art. Numerous b/w photos, 1 map, bibliography. Format 21 x 29,7 cm.
     

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  • Frieze Masters 2012

    October 2012

    FRIEZE MASTERS 2012. English text by Anthony JP Meyer, 18pp. Full color photos of 16 pieces of Oceanic works of art & 6 early Eskimo Works of art. 3 b/w photos. Format 21 x 29,7 cm.
     

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  • TEFAF 2013

    March 2013

    FORMAL SCULPTURE & PERFECT FORMS - TEFAF 2013. English texts by Anthony JP Meyer, 38pp, map, 30 objects (17 Oceanic & 13 Eskimo), format 21 x 29,7 cm.
     

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  • Frieze Masters 2013

    October 2013

    FRIEZE MASTERS 2013. English text by Anthony JP Meyer, 32pp. Full color photos of 16 pieces of Oceanic works of art & 8 early Eskimo Works of art. various b/w photos. Format 21 x 29,7 cm.
     

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  • TEFAF 2014

    March 2014

    TEFAF 2014. English texts by Anthony JP Meyer, 48pp, Full color photos of 42 objects (36 Oceanic & 6 Eskimo), various b/w photos, format 21 x 29,7 cm.
     

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  • Early Photography in the Solomon Islands

    November 2014

    EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY in the SOLOMON ISLANDS. 2014. Galerie Meyer - Oceanic & Eskimo Art : EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY in the SOLOMON ISLANDS by Allison Huetz. November 2014 Early original photographs from the Solomon Islands by known & unknown photographers between 1870 & 1930, curated by Allison Huetz. A selection from the collection of Early Pacific Photographs of Cayetana & Anthony JP Meyer. Published for the exhibition of Early Art & Photography from the Solomon Islands held at Galerie Meyer Oceanic Art, Paris, November 2014.
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  • Basel Catalogue 2017

    June 9, 2017

    BASEL OCEANIC AND ESKIMO ART EXHIBITION. 2017
    A short catalogue presenting highlights of my exhibition of Oceanic & Eskimo art at the gallery of Angela Berney Fine Arts in Basel during the ART BASEL week. English text by Anthony JP Meyer.

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  • ...NUTS

    september 2018

    "NUTS...!" THE COCONUT IN OCEANIA. 2018
    A selection of beautiful, traditional and early art works from the Island cultures of Oceania made with coconuts. This is the catalogue of the exhibition at Galerie Meyer - Oceanic & Eskimo Art in Paris held in September 2018 during the Parcours des Mondes 2018. The catalogue has 90 pages packed with superb photographs by Michel Gurfinkel of the 59, coconut related art-objects and descriptive texts in English by Anthony JP Meyer.

     

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  • TEFAF 2019 Galerie Meyer - Oceanic & Eskimo Art

    9 March 2019

    Galerie Meyer - Oceanic & Eskimo Art Catalogue of Asmat Art, Oceanic & Eskimo Art, and Paintings by Eugène Brands for sale at TEFAF 2019. 112 pages, map, 39 Oceanic works of art, 15 Eskimo and NWC art works, and 5 paintings by Eugène Brands. Academic texts by CASOAR, the Oceanic Art students of the Ecole du Louvre. Galerie Meyer - Oceanic & Eskimo Art, Paris
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  • Special Christmas Catalogue - Oceania

    Not Available

    The Early Bird Gets the Worm...! Here is a Special Xmas Catalogue of Oceanic Art for 2020 with a twist.... The prices are published with a difference : YOU can CHOOSE to PAY what ever you feel is a valid amount within the lower and upper scales that are on each page. This is not an auction. The pieces are sold to the first buyer at your chosen price between the high and the low regardless of what someone else offers...
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  • OCEANIC ART / OZEANISCHE KUNST / ART OCEANIEN

    1995

    The art of the three great cultural areas of Oceania: Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia. Many of the artefacts have never been on view and have been photographed for the first time for this book. This is the single volume version of the boxed, 2 volume, 1995 edition (both editions have identical content and pagination). Text by Anthony JP Meyer; Photographs by Olaf Wipperfürth. Published by Konemann, Köln. 640pp., 731 colour illustrations, texts in English, German, & French. This book is available from your favorite book seller...
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  • Out Of Africa : Oceanic Art Fakes

    2003

    This is an article that I published in 2003 on the manufacturing of fakes in Africa as the workshops there produce Oceanic Art fakes for the world market. Fakes are an unfortunate by product of the art market and while they do cause lots of trouble most of them can be detected if one is careful enough and learns how to spot the differences between the authentique and the spurious...
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  • Tribal Art Society Interview with Anthony JP Meyer

    2019

    Anthony JP Meyer responds and expands on his views and answers to a group of set questions about his personal history and the Tribal Art Market in general as posed by the editor of the Tribal Art Society in February 2019...
     

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  • VRAI - FAUX ? 1994

    1994

    This is the first article published in the series Real - Fake ? that began with issue N°1 of Tribal Magazine way back in 1994 ! The Real - Fake series was subsequently dropped from the magazine after four or five issues possibly due to the difficulty of finding authors willing to deal with the problem...It is a shame as there was a lot to say about the subject of Fakes and a lot to learn from the authors and the market place. I do not have access to my library at the moment as we are confined to quarters in Paris so I am only able to up-load the French version - the English one will be published post COVID-19 ...Hopefully !!
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  • TEFAF 2000

    2000

    Subtitled "20 Years in 2000" I produced this small catalogue filled with wonderful and rare works of art from Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia & Australia to celebrate my twenty years of business and my third TEFAF in Maastricht ...sorry for the low scan quality
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  • 20 years in 2000 / 20 ans en 2000

    2000

    This is the catalogue of the gallery celebration of 20 years of Galerie Meyer - Oceanic Art in Paris. It contains a selection of important and unusual works of art from the Pacific Island cultures.
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  • Galerie Meyer exhibiting at the Los Angeles Tribal & Folk Art Show 1991

    1991

    This is a brochure offering 5 superb pieces from the selection of around 60 pieces that I exhibited at the Los Angeles Tribal & Folk Art Show in 1991.
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  • Galerie Meyer Archives : Art Saint Germain des Prés

    2002 - 2017

    Here in this first archive catalogue you will discover the invitations issued for the various exhibitions of the gallery held during the gallery-walk known as ART SAINT GERMAN-des-PRES in Paris from 2002 through 2017. There are lots of wonderful examples of Early Oceanic and Eskimo art shown here that were not otherwise published as well as the works of the contemporary artists Camiel van Breedam, Joaquin Ferrer, Alberto Guzman, Jean-Michel Jaudel, Martin H.M. Schreiber, and Dadi Wirz...
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  • Galerie Meyer Archive of gallery Invitations and Flyers 1983-2019

    1983-2019

    In this second archive catalogue you will discover the Invitations and Brochures issued as of 1983 - our very first exhibition - up to 2019 with many examples of very fine and early Oceanic and Eskimo art-works that were not otherwise published, as well as outside exhibitions of photography offered in my space by Galerie Daniel Blau, other outside curated exhibitions, gallery contemporary art shows as well as a fun series of Christmas cards from the gallery...
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  • Collections - Collectionneurs

    2020

    Collections - Collectionneurs
    by Emmanuel Pierrat (in French - the English version will be published in principal by the end of 2020)
    Historically and in all latitudes, human beings collect. Here are revealed collections that are generally not open to the public, or are discreet or simply unrecognized. They lead us to the heart of the world of contemporary art, skulls, opium pipes, masterpieces of tribal or "outsider" art, stuffed animals, 18th century statues, pop art, thirty glorious women or Christian reliquaries. If the collections are described here through the history of their constitution and embellished with often tasty anecdotes, the book also addresses some essential themes related to "collectionitis": the space necessary to collect, how to manage your married life invaded by the objects, the money spent or invested in the collection, the most secret motivations, with what purchase did it all start, etc. ...

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  • Conical stones of the Louisiade Archipelago of Papua New Guinea and of the New Georgia group of the Solomon Islands in Journal of Historical Archaeology & Anthropological Sciences.

    27 June 2018

    Conical stones of the Louisiade Archipelago of Papua New Guinea and of the New Georgia group of the Solomon Islands in Journal of Historical Archaeology & Anthropological Sciences. Harry Beran & Anthony JP Meyer, June 27, 2018. This article adresses a type of stone tool that the people of Sudest and Rossel islands in the Louisiade Archipelago of Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, use to crack large nuts and pound their contents. These conical and obviously man-made stones are of special interest because the people of these islands report that they find them in the ground or in rivers and say they do not know who made them. Thus these tools must be of considerable age and pre-date the actual indigenous populations...
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  • Interview : Restitution - le point de vue d'Anthony JP Meyer

    21 January 2021


    À la demande de mon confrère Didier Largeault, expert à la Chambre Nationale des experts spécialisés en Objets d’Art et de Collection (CNES) je donne ici mon point de vue sur la Restitution des objets d’Art Africain acté sur la décision du Président Macron dans un interview publiée dans le bulletin de Liaison N° 4 de la Chambre.

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  • LE VERT DANS LES ARTS LOINTAINS D’OCÉANIE : Anthony JP Meyer

    January 2021

    L’exposition Vert Désir (2020-2021) présente le Vert a travers les minéraux, lieux et méthodes d’extraction, application dans les arts, symbolique, et cela à travers les époques et les continents au TreM.a - Musée des Arts anciens de Namur en Belgique. Mon article concerne l'usage du Vert en Océanie.

    In this article I speak about the presence, usage, and function of the color Green in the arts of the Pacific Island cultures. The exhibition VERT DESIR is held throughout 2020-2021 at the TreM.a - Musée des Arts anciens in Namur, Belgium.

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  • UNE HYPOTHESE « HERCULEENNE » LA « MASSUE ROBIEN » DU MUSEE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE RENNES par Anthony Meyer

    January 2021

    Découvrez mon hypothèse sur l'origine de la Massue "Océanienne" du Cabinet de Curiosités Robien du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes...

    Check out my thoughts on the origine of the so-called "Oceanic" war-club in the Robien Curiosity Cabinet in the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes...

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  • AUCTION Pour l'Amour de l'Art VENTE aux ENCHERES

    February 2021

    Les collections dispersées par Rois-Vauprés Enchères et les experts Laurent Dodier (SFEP) et Anthony JP Meyer (SFEP & CEEA) le Dimanche de la Saint Valentin proviennent de 3 collections privées d’Art Océanien. Seront mis aux enchères un ensemble de rares dessins de l’artiste SOMUK des Iles Salomon, quelques trésors de la Colombie-Britannique et un très bel ensemble d'art Kanak et Polynésien.


    French auctioneers Rois-Vauprés Enchères will hammer down on Valentine's Day along with the experts Laurent Dodier (SFEP) and Anthony JP Meyer (SFEP & CEEA) an auction comprising 3 private collections of early Oceanic Art including a set of rare drawings by the Solomon Islands artist SOMUK, several fine pieces from British Columbia and a remarkable collection of Kanak and Polynesian Art.

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  • Résultats de la vente Pour l'Amour de l'Art / Sales Results For the Love of Art

    19/02/2021

    We are very pleased with the results of our Valentine's Day sale and thank the entire Rois-Vauprès Enchères team as well as all those who tried with or without success to acquire the works offered in the auction.

    Our next sale is in preparation for the fall and we are at your disposal to appraise and sell your collections and individual objects as well as documentation, photographs, drawings, and paintings from Oceania, Africa, the Americans and Elsewhere...


    Nous sommes heureux des résultats de notre vente de la Saint Valentin et nos remercions ici toute l'équipe de Rois-Vauprès Enchères ainsi que tous ceux qui ont tenté avec ou sans succès d'acquérir les oeuvres présentes.

    Notre prochaine vente est en preparation pour l'automne et nous sommes a votre disposition pour expertiser et vendre vos collections et objets individuelles ainsi que documentation, photographies, dessins, et tableaux d'art Océanien, Africain, des Ameriques et d'Ailleurs...

    Expert : Laurent Dodier (SFEP), laurentdodier@wanadoo.fr, +33 6 08 22 68 15
    Expert : Anthony JP Meyer (SFEP & CEEA), ajpmeyer@gmail.com, +33 6 80 10 80 22
    Rois-Vauprès Enchères : contact@rois-encheres.com, + 33 2 33 50 03 91

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