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.
Period: 19 eme
Dimension: 26 cm
Origin: Collection Jack Cardiff, Sotheby’s, Londres, 13 juillet 1971, n° 259, Collection Hubert Goldet, Paris, Ricqlès (de), Maison de la Chimie, Paris, Collection Hubert Goldet, 30 juin 2001, n° 218,Private Collection, acquired during the sale Sotheby’s Paris, 14 December 2011, lot 18
Publication: 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