Michael Rhodes African Art

Michael Rhodes African Art I've been a dealer in fine quality traditional African art since 1985. I own a small gallery on the westside of Manhattan in NY and participate in art shows nationally and internationally.
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Two hundred rare objects at the Metropolitan Museum trace the remarkable history and cultural heritage of kingdoms on th...
01/31/2020
Desert Empires: Wonders to Behold

Two hundred rare objects at the Metropolitan Museum trace the remarkable history and cultural heritage of kingdoms on the rim of the Sahara.

Two hundred rare objects at the Metropolitan Museum trace the remarkable history and cultural heritage of kingdoms on the rim of the Sahara.

The collection of the arts of Africa reflects the continent’s great cultural and geographic diversity and deep, complex ...
10/22/2018
Arts of Africa | The Art Institute of Chicago

The collection of the arts of Africa reflects the continent’s great cultural and geographic diversity and deep, complex history through over 500 works of art from the 11th through the 20th century. With strengths in wood carvings from West and Central Africa, the collection encompasses beadwork, masks and sculptures, costume and jewelry, decorative arts, textiles, and ceramic. Among the individual highlights are a pair of headdresses from Mali, a carved tusk from the Benin Kingdom, a veranda post carved by Yoruba artist Olowe of Ise, Fang and Kota reliquaries, and a Kota crest mask. Ranging from bold abstraction to carefully detailed naturalism, the works in the collection attest to the creativity and aesthetic sensibilities of traditional African artists and their patrons and reveal the central role art has played, and continues to play, in the lives of many Africans.

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Baule Portrait Mask, Ivory Coast - 14-1/4 in./36 cm.
09/21/2018

Baule Portrait Mask, Ivory Coast - 14-1/4 in./36 cm.

Hemba 'kabeja' D.R.Congo - 14 in./36 cm.
09/07/2018

Hemba 'kabeja' D.R.Congo - 14 in./36 cm.

09/07/2017
Zaouli de Manfla

Zaouli is a traditional dance of the G**o people of central Ivory Coast. The Zaouli mask, used in the dance, was created in the 1950s, reportedly inspired by a girl named "Djela Lou Zaouli" (meaning "Zaouli, daughter of Djela"). However, stories on the origins of the mask are varied, and each mask can have its own symbolic history.
Each G**o village has a local Zaouli dancer (always male), performing during funerals and celebrations. The dance is believed to increase the productivity of a village that it is performed in, and is seen as tool of unity for the G**o community, and by extension the whole country.

Zaouli de Manfla, centre-ouest de la Côte d'Ivoire, filmé par Konan Kouakou David. Zaouli of Manfla, center-west of Ivory Coast, filmed by Konan Kouakou Davi...

African Masquerades: Incredible Photos Of Tribal Masks 1942-1972 |
12/25/2016
African Masquerades: Incredible Photos Of Tribal Masks 1942-1972 |

African Masquerades: Incredible Photos Of Tribal Masks 1942-1972 |

African Masquerades: Incredible Photos Of Tribal Masks 1942-1972 By Anorak on 17 July 2015 | comments 0 Share this: Minganji masqueraders, near Gungu, Congo (Democratic Republic), American photographer Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973) spent decades travelling around Africa. A pioneer in color photograph...

08/24/2016
Fondation Dapper

Masterpieces of Africa in the collection of the Musee Dapper, Paris.

Regardez ici un reportage sur l'#exposition Chefs-d'œuvre d'Afrique dans les collections du #musée Dapper.
Merci à Expo In the City. L'exposition est ouverte de 11 h à 19 h, sauf le mardi et le jeudi. Nocturne les vendredis et samedis jusqu'à 22 h. Bonne visite !

Igbo, shrine figures of deities and ancestors from Nigeria.
07/09/2016

Igbo, shrine figures of deities and ancestors from Nigeria.

Michael Rhodes African Art's cover photo
05/10/2016

Michael Rhodes African Art's cover photo

MRAA at MATA/NY 2016
05/06/2016

MRAA at MATA/NY 2016

Exhibit at Arader Gallery/NY MATA/NY May, 2016

Michael Rhodes African Art will be participating in the Madison Ancient & Tribal Art show in New York, May 5th to 8th.
05/03/2016

Michael Rhodes African Art will be participating in the Madison Ancient & Tribal Art show in New York, May 5th to 8th.

Antenna: Modernism’s African roots
04/04/2016
Antenna: Modernism’s African roots

Antenna: Modernism’s African roots

A new exhibition at Paris’s Musée du Quai Branly inspires Meredith Etherington-Smith to explore the enduring influence of Tribal art

Bamana 'Kono' Mask, Mali - 24 in./61 cm.
03/19/2016

Bamana 'Kono' Mask, Mali - 24 in./61 cm.

Ashanti 'akuaba' Fertility Doll, Ghana - 10.5 in./27 cm.
03/19/2016

Ashanti 'akuaba' Fertility Doll, Ghana - 10.5 in./27 cm.

Everything You Need to Know about the Market for Tribal Art in Seven Numbers
11/17/2015
Everything You Need to Know about the Market for Tribal Art in Seven Numbers

Everything You Need to Know about the Market for Tribal Art in Seven Numbers

Surveying the tribal art market from 2000 to 2015, a recently released Artkhade and Art Analytics report revealed exceptionally positive results for the category, documenting a growing trend towards multi-million-dollar auction sales and the increasing domination of the market by high-end works. The…

Namchi Fertility Doll, Cameroon - 10 in./25-1/2 cm.
11/07/2015

Namchi Fertility Doll, Cameroon - 10 in./25-1/2 cm.

Magnificent Lobi Art - a study in slow motion
09/19/2015
Magnificent Lobi Art - a study in slow motion

Magnificent Lobi Art - a study in slow motion

This video shows fifteen very fine Lobi- objects and a very old photo of a Lobi hunter. The high resolution images allow to appraise the patina and the details of…

Parcours Des Mondes8-13 SeptemberMore than 80 of the world’s best international dealers specializing in tribal art and A...
08/27/2015
Parcours des mondes

Parcours Des Mondes
8-13 September
More than 80 of the world’s best international dealers specializing in tribal art and Asian art, come together in Paris for the 14th-annual presentation of the leading event in its field.

Parcours des Mondes gathers each year in September sixty galleries specializing in the arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. This show taking place in St. Germain-des-Prés in Paris is the most important show of tribal art by quality and diversity of its participants

Ewe kente abounds with proverbial symbolism of both animal and inanimate kind. It plays a vital role in adorning the rev...
08/22/2015
The Animal Guides of Ewe Kente

Ewe kente abounds with proverbial symbolism of both animal and inanimate kind. It plays a vital role in adorning the revered during traditional rituals, rites of passages or other such milestones. The cloth is imbued with ancestral spirituality and reflects ones wealth and status.

Ewe kente abounds with proverbial symbolism of both animal and inanimate kind. I

Met Museum to Display Array of Kongo Aesthetic Ingenuity in New Exhibition, 9/18
08/19/2015
Met Museum to Display Array of Kongo Aesthetic Ingenuity in New Exhibition, 9/18

Met Museum to Display Array of Kongo Aesthetic Ingenuity in New Exhibition, 9/18

A landmark presentation that will radically redefine our understanding of Africa's relationship with the West, Kongo: Power and Majesty, opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this September, will focus on one of the continent's most influential artistic traditions, from the earliest moment of di…

Uzuri wa DuniaBELGIAN TREASURESfrom 10 to 14 June 2015former Nunciature7 Rue des Sablons - 1000 BrusselsUzuri Wa Dunia T...
07/12/2015
=> BRUNEAF du 10 au 14 juin 2015 - UZURI wa DUNIA - Belgian Treasures 1/2

Uzuri wa Dunia
BELGIAN TREASURES
from 10 to 14 June 2015
former Nunciature
7 Rue des Sablons - 1000 Brussels
Uzuri Wa Dunia The exhibition pays tribute to Belgian collectors.
On the occasion of its 25th anniversary the organizer BRUNEAF team presents a series of masterpieces of African art and Oceanian but also the Americas.
Belgians collectors items are added objects from the Dokolo Foundation Sindika the guest of honor of the 25th BRUNEAF 2015.

du 10 au 14 juin 2014 ++++++++++ UZURI wa DUNIA BELGIAN TREASURES du 10 au 14 juin 2015 Ancienne Nonciature 7 Rue des Sablons -...

Exhibition announcement: “Hughes Dubois – a Thirty-five Year Career in Photography” (Paris,...
07/04/2015
Exhibition announcement: “Hughes Dubois – a Thirty-five Year Career in Photography” (Paris,...

Exhibition announcement: “Hughes Dubois – a Thirty-five Year Career in Photography” (Paris,...

Exhibition announcement: “Hughes Dubois – a Thirty-five Year Career in Photography” (Paris, September 2015) The Chokwe Tshibinda Ilunga figure from the Kimbel Art Museum. Image courtesy of Hughes Dubois, 1988. For their 2015 edition, the organization of Parcours des Mondes will present an exhibition…

06/21/2015
Ancient African Hair styles

Ancient African Hair styles

Je tiens particulièrement à rendre hommage à un photographe comme le nigérian Okhai Ojeikere qui a pris le soin d'immortaliser cette pratique esthétique ance...

Masters of African Sculpture Celebrated - artnet News
06/05/2015
Masters of African Sculpture Celebrated - artnet News

Masters of African Sculpture Celebrated - artnet News

“Les Maîtres de la Sculpture de Côte D’Ivoire” at the Musée du Quai Branly shows Western African sculpture with an emphasis on individual master sculptors.

Bamana "Ntomo" Mask, Mali - Ex.: Newark Museum of Art - 32-1/2 in / 82 cm.
05/28/2015

Bamana "Ntomo" Mask, Mali - Ex.: Newark Museum of Art - 32-1/2 in / 82 cm.

Mbunda Mask, Zambia 16-1/2 in. / 42 cm.Ex.: Wm Brill, NYC
05/28/2015

Mbunda Mask, Zambia 16-1/2 in. / 42 cm.
Ex.: Wm Brill, NYC

Bamana Male 'Chiwara', Mali - 39 in. / 99 cm.
05/28/2015

Bamana Male 'Chiwara', Mali - 39 in. / 99 cm.

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