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BRUCE FRANK For over 30 years, our gallery has specialized in fine antique arts from Oceanic and African cultures. We are always interested in acquiring fine primitive works of art, as well as books related to this subject. Appraisal services are available for individual items as well as entire collections. We present for this TAS catalogue our a selection of objects that were published in our latest publication “Island Guardian� for Parcours des Mondes 2018 . 208 West 83rd Street - NY 10024 New York - Etats-Unis Fax : 1 212 873 6069 Mobile : 1 917 733 9589 Email : bfrank212@aol.com Web : http://www.brucefrankprimitiveart.com


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1 ~ Ancestor Figure, Siraha salawa orth Nias, Indonesia N 19th century Wood, cloth Height: 15 ž inches / 40 cm rovenance: P Sir Augustus Franks, (1826-1897), former curator of the Department of Antiquities, at the British Museum. By descent to family member

Bruce Frank Primitive Art ~ New York


7 ~ Ear Plug unjung Dayak, East Kalimantan, Indonesia T Early 20th century Wood Diameter: 2 Âź inches / 5.7 cm rovenance: P Francois Coppens collection, Belgium

Photo by Michael Palmieri Balaga Bazaar - 1977

Bruce Frank Primitive Art ~ New York


8 ~ Women’s Ear Plugs unjung Dayak, East Kalimantan, Indonesia T Early 20th century Wood, tin and glass Diameter: 1 5/8 inches / 4.1 cm rovenance: P Francois Coppens collection, Belgium ublished: P Borneo, The Dayak in the Francois Coppens Collection, pg. 8. xhibited: E Musee Departemental de Prehistoire de Solutre, June 21 – October 15, 1996

Bruce Frank Primitive Art ~ New York


0 ~ Tattoo Stencil ayan Dayak, East Kalimantan, Indonesia K Early 20th century Wood Length: 11 Âź inches / 28.6 cm Width: 5 Âź inches / 13.3 cm rovenance: P Francois Coppens collection, Belgium

Bruce Frank Primitive Art ~ New York


2 ~ Ritual Spoon imor, Indonesia T Early 20th century Buffalo horn Height: 9 Âź inches / 23.5 cm rovenance: P Private European collection

Bruce Frank Primitive Art ~ New York


3 ~ Ancestor Figure ta oro, Indonesia A 19th century Wood, cloth and string Height: 10 ½ inches / 26.7 cm rovenance: P Old Dutch collection

Bruce Frank Primitive Art ~ New York


6 ~ Lime Container and Stopper in the form of a Korwar Figure eelvink Bay, West Papua G 19th century Gourd, wood Height: 17 inches / 43.2 cm rovenance: P Aalderink Gallery, Amsterdam Joop Moesman, Dutch Surrealist artist, (1909-1988).

J oop Moesman (Š 1974 Gemeentearchief Utrecht/collectie Het Utrechts Archief/cat.nr. 105737)

Bruce Frank Primitive Art ~ New York


9 ~ Ancestor amulet worn in the beard L ower Sepik River, Papua New Guinea 19th century Wood Height: 3 ½ inches / 9 cm rovenance: P Ernst Heinrich, Stuttgart Mia and Loed van Bussel, Amsterdam O. van Weerdenburg, The Netherlands Galerie Meyer, Paris

ld man from the lower Sepik before 1914 with a series O of pendants in the form of small wooden figures, which are probably amuletic in nature. Image courtesy of Michel Thieme and Anthony J. P. Meyer.

Bruce Frank Primitive Art ~ New York


4 ~ Yipwon Figure imam or Alamblak tribe, Korewori River, Y Papua New Guinea Early 20th century Wood, pigments Height: 41 ½ inches / 105.5 cm rovenance: P Everett Rassiga, New York Emily and Paul Wingert Collection, Montclair, New Jersey, acquired from the above On November 15th, 1966.

Bruce Frank Primitive Art ~ New York


References ~ De Jonge, Nico, and Van Dijk, Toos. Forgotten Islands of Indonesia, The Art & Culture of the Southeast Moluccas, Periplus Editions, Hong Kong, 1995. De Volder, Lily. Woodcarvers & Heahunters, Vanishing Dayak Cultures from Borneo, Museon, Den Haag, 2000. Greub, Suzanne. Art of Northwest New Guinea, Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 1992. Kooijman, S. The Art of Lake Sentani, Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1959. Lagardere, Genevieve. Borneo, The Dayak in the Francois Coppens Collection, Musee Departemental De Solutre, 1996. Meyer, Anthony. TEFAF 2010 Maastricht catalog, Galerie Meyer-Oceanic Art 12-21 March Pujol, Fernando. Ancestors Dels Mars Del Sud, Fundacio Caixa Girona, 2007. Roth, L. The Natives of Sarawak and British North Borneo, 2 vols. Truslove & Hanson, London, 1896.


Also Available ~ Powerful Magic Miniature Sculptures from the Sepik River Region by Bruce Frank Primitive Art, 2013 Assemblage by Bruce Frank Primitive Art 2014 Porapora Archaic Terracottas from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede by Bruce Frank Primitive Art, 2015 Oceanic Art by Bruce Frank Primitive Art 2016 Dayak Amulets Miniature Sculptures from Borneo by Bruce Frank Primitive Art 2016 Patterns That Connect by Bruce Frank Primitive Art 2017 Indo-Pacific Art By Bruce Frank Primitive Art 2018


Credits ~ This catalog accompanies an exhibition at the Parcours des Mondes, Paris, September, 2018 Design by Suva Inc. suvadesign.com Photography by Oren Eckhaus Š Bruce Frank Primitive Art, 2018 Bruce Frank Primitive Art 208 West 83rd Street, New York, New York 10024 Gallery +1 212-579-3596 | Mobile +1 917-733-9589 www.BruceFrankPrimitiveArt.com


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BAMBARA FIGURE

01 Female figure Bambara Mali Wood Price on request

Object presented by: Pablo Touchaleaume M.: +33 (0)6 89 90 75 70 E.: pablo.touchaleaume@hotmail.fr


BAMANA MASK

02 Mask Bamana Mali Wood Price on request

Object presented by: Pablo Touchaleaume M.: +33 (0)6 89 90 75 70 E.: pablo.touchaleaume@hotmail.fr


KONGO DOG FIGURE

03 Dog figure Kongo D.R. of Congo Wood Price: 1.500 euros

Object presented by: Pablo Touchaleaume M.: +33 (0)6 89 90 75 70 E.: pablo.touchaleaume@hotmail.fr


MADANG DRUM HEAD

04 Garamut Drum Head Madang Province, PNG Circa 19th Century Height: 35 cm Provenance: Ex Marcia & John Friede Coll., Rye, NY Price: 1.800 euros

Object presented by: Marc Assayag M.: +1 514 795 6595 E.: marc@marcassayag.com


RAMU FLUTE MASK

05 Flute Mask Guam River, Middle Ramu River region, Papua New Guinea 19th Century Wood, remains of red pigment Height: 32,6 cm Provenance: Lynda Cunningham collection, New York Price on request

Object presented by: Bruce Frank M.: +1 (0) 917 733 9589 E.: bfrank212@aol.com


MASSIM LIME SPATULA

06 Lime Spatula Collingwood Bay Massim Province, PNG Circa 20th Century Height: 38 cm Provenance: Ex Marcia & John Friede Coll., Rye, NY Price: 1.600 euros

Object presented by: Marc Assayag M.: +1 514 795 6595 E.: marc@marcassayag.com


MASSIM SPATULA

07 Lime Spatula Massim Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea 19th – early 20th century Wood Height: 38,7 cm Provenance: Important American collection, by descent to family member.

Object presented by: Bruce Frank M.: +1 (0) 917 733 9589 E.: bfrank212@aol.com

This singular and very fine figurative lime spatula has a number of unusual qualities. First the figure is represented in torso form only. It has an elongated face with large concentric circle eyes. The rectangular shaped shaft between the figure and spatula’s blade is also highly unusual. Most lime spatulas from this region have flat or rounded shafts.


MASSIM BOWL

08 Bowl Massim PNG Circa 19th Centuru Height: 28 cm (across) Provenance: Ex Keith Free, Sydney Ex Harry Beran Coll., UK (HB 131) Ex Marcia & John Friede Coll., Rye, NY Exhibited and Published in: Art of the Massim Region of Papua New Guinea Beran, H & Wollongong City Gallery Wollongong, Australia, 1980 Pg. 26, Illus. 54 Price: 1.000 euros

Object presented by: Marc Assayag M.: +1 514 795 6595 E.: marc@marcassayag.com


HIGHLAND BEARD ORNAMENTS

09 Beard Ornaments Highland Provinces, PNG Circa 20th Century Height. 24 cm Provenance: Ex Marcia & John Friede Coll., Rye, NY Price: 600 euros

Object presented by: Marc Assayag M.: +1 514 795 6595 E.: marc@marcassayag.com


HIGHLAND SHELL CURRENCY

10 Shell Currency Highland Provinces, PNG Circa 20th Century Height. 45 cm Provenance: Ex Marcia & John Friede Coll., Rye, NY Price: 1.000 euros

Object presented by: Marc Assayag M.: +1 514 795 6595 E.: marc@marcassayag.com


THULE NEEDLE

11 Needle with a figure of a seal Thule Culture Bering Sea Ivory Price on request

Object presented by: Pablo Touchaleaume M.: +33 (0)6 89 90 75 70 E.: pablo.touchaleaume@hotmail.fr


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