Fang Reliquary Head nlo byéri

Fang Reliquary Head - now in the collection of the Private Collection - image 1

Fang peoples, Gabon
Height: 35 cm

Helena Rubinstein, Paris and New York
Parke Bernet Galleries, New York
Private Collection, France
Simone de Monbrison, Paris
Count Jean-Jacques de Launoit, Brussels

Selected Exhibition History
18 March-19 May 1935, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, African Negro Art
18 September 1987-3 January 1988, New York, The Center for African Art, Perspectives: Angles on African Art
21 November 1991-15 April 1992, Paris, Musée Dapper, Fang
4 October 1995-21 January 1996, London, Royal Academy of Arts, Africa: The Art of a Continent
1 February-3 September 2000, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Perfect Documents: Walker Evans and African art, 1935
2 October 2007-2 March 2008, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Eternal Ancestors. The Art of the Central African Reliquary
25 Januay-25 May 2009, Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Bildwelten. Afrika, Ozeanien und die Moderne

Selected Publication History
James Johnson Sweeney, Ed, African Negro Art, New York, 1935,
p 47, cat 370
Eliot Elisofon and William Fagg, The Sulpture of Africa, New York, 1958, p 164, fig 206
William Fagg, Tribes and Forms in African Art, New York, 1965, p 76, fig 79
Louis Perrois, La Statuaire Fang, Gabon, Paris, 1972, p 92
Susan Vogel, Ed., Perspectives: Angles on African Art, New York, 1987, pp 136-137
Philippe Laburthe-Tolra and Christiane Falgayrettes-Leveau, Fang, Paris, 1992, p 110
Tom Phillips, Ed, Africa: The Art of a Continent, Munich/New York, 1995, cat 491a
Alisa LaGamma, Eternal Ancestors: The Art of the Central African Reliquary, New York, 2007, pp 204-205, cat 47
Oliver Wick and Antje Denner, Bildgewaltig: Afrika, Ozeanien und die Moderne, Basel, 2009, Pt V, cat 25

Acquired from Entwistle by
Private Collection