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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JAN KRUGIER

Dogon Mask (Kanaga), Mali
Estimate
25,00040,000
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292

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JAN KRUGIER

Dogon Mask (Kanaga), Mali
Estimate
25,00040,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art Including Property from the Krugier and Lasansky Collections

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Dogon Mask (Kanaga), Mali

Provenance

John Giltsoff, London
Don Nelson, Greenwich, acquired from the above
Nicole and John Dintenfass, New York
Sotheby's, New York, May 19, 2000, lot 177, consigned by the above
Jan Krugier, Monaco, acquired at the above auction (inv. no. "JK 5803")

Exhibited

Albertina Museum, Vienna, From Goya to Picasso: Masterpieces from the Collection of Jan Krugier and Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, April 8 - August 28, 2005
Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, Das Ewige Auge - From Rembrandt  to Picasso: Masterworks from the Collection of Jan Krugier and Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, September 20  - October 7, 2007

Literature

Jean-Paul Barbier, "Confidentiellement vôtre", Arts and Cultures, No. 2, 2001, p. 196, fig. 5
Klaus Albrecht Schröder and Christine Ekelhart, Goya bis Picasso : Meisterwerke der Sammlung Jan Krugier und Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, Vienna, 2005, p. 310, ill. 1
Christiane Lange and Roger Diederen, Das Ewige Auge - From Rembrandt  to Picasso: Masterworks from the Collection of Jan Krugier and Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, Munich, 2007, pp. 490-491, cat. 237

Catalogue Note

The Krugier Dogon Kanaga mask is a vivid example of Jan Krugier's eye for the formal affinity between works of art from primordial cultures and those of the early 20th century modernists.  The geometric form of this archaic mask, with its astonishingly dramatic reduction of the human face, mirrors the solutions arrived at by the avant-garde artists in the circle of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, as seen for example in a Picasso drawing of 1911, Tête, from Krugier's collection.

African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art Including Property from the Krugier and Lasansky Collections

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New York