Plan number 32
Jean-Baptiste Bacquart holds degrees in art history and archaeology from the Sorbonne and the Ecole du Louvre. After having been the director of the tribal art department at Sotheby’s, London, he opened his own gallery at 27, rue de Seine in Paris. He is also a consultant for museums and international collectors. His interest in tribal art began with an encounter with a Rarotonga staff god, an object shrouded in mystery but which also had a ritual function, a combination that was to become an important criterion for him. His book L’art tribal d’Afrique noire (Thames and Hudson) has been a major success with collectors and is now in its fourth printing.
27, rue de Seine 75006 Paris, France
Area: Ivory Coast/ Liberia
Period: 19th century
Technic: Wood, organic fibers, iron, aluminum, leather
Dimension: H. : 26 cm
Origin: Jack Cardiff collection, Sotheby's, London, July 13th 1971, Lot 259; Hubert Goldet collection, Paris, de Ricqlès, Maison de la Chimie, Paris; Hubert Goldet collection, June 30th 2001, lot 218; Private collection, acquired at the Sotheby's Paris sale of December 14th 2011, lot 18.
Publication: Published in Corps sculptés, corps parés, corps masqués, chefs-d’œuvre de Côte d’Ivoire, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, October 18th - December 15th 1989.
Exhibit: Corps sculptés, corps parés, corps masqués, chefs-d’œuvre de Côte d’Ivoire, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 18 octobre - 15 décembre 1989.
Copyright: Galerie JB Bacquart