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YOMBE MATERNITY GROUP, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Estimate
60,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 98,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
40
YOMBE MATERNITY GROUP, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Estimate
60,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 98,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Robert Rubin Collection of African Art

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New York

YOMBE MATERNITY GROUP, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

Provenance

Collected in situ by Maurice de Raikem between 1920 - 1925
By descent through the family
Patrick Dierickx, Brussels
Robert Rubin, New York, acquired from the above on June 10, 1985

Exhibited

The Center for African Art, New York, Africa Explores: 20th Century African Art, May 23, 1991 - January 2, 1992, and contemporaneously
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, May 11 - September 18, 1991; additional venues:
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, February 9 - April 5, 1992
Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, May 15 - July 5, 1992
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, August 8 - October 11, 1992
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, November 7, 1992 - January 10, 1993
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., February 6 - April 4, 1993
Center for Fine Arts, Miami, 1993
Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, 1993
Antoni Tapies Foundation, Barcelona, 1993 - 1994
Espace Lyonnais d'Art Contemporain (ELAC), Lyon, 1994
Tate Gallery, Liverpool, 1994
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 1998
Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, Primitivism Revisited: After the End of an Idea, December 15, 2006 - January 27, 2007
Museum for African Art, New York, To Cure and Protect: Sickness and Health in African Art, February 7 - August 31, 1997; additional venues:
National Museum of Health and Medicine, Washington D.C., February 18 - August 23, 1999
Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, Brookville, August 26 - October 5, 2002
Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, Primitivism Revisited: After the End of an Idea, December 15, 2006 - January 27, 2007

Literature

Raoul Lehuard, Art Bakongo: les centres de style, Arnouville, 1989, vol. II, p. 633
Susan M. Vogel, Africa Explores: 20th Century African Art, New York, 1991: 261, cat. 126
Frank Herreman, To Cure and Protect: Sickness and Health in African Art, New York, 1999, no. 4
World Watch, May/June 1999, inside cover
Herbert M. Cole, Perpetuating the culture: African Images of Mother and Child, Brookville, 2002, p. 41

Catalogue Note

Lehuard (1989: 633) classifies the Rubin maternity group as Yombe sub-style K-5, a regional style that apparently focused on the creation of female figures.

The Robert Rubin Collection of African Art

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New York