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ESHIRA, LUMBO, OR PUNU ARTIST | ANTHROPOMORPHIC SPOON

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

ESHIRA, LUMBO, OR PUNU ARTIST | ANTHROPOMORPHIC SPOON

ESHIRA, LUMBO, OR PUNU ARTIST | ANTHROPOMORPHIC SPOON

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

Lot sold:

50,000

USD

ESHIRA, LUMBO, OR PUNU ARTIST

ANTHROPOMORPHIC SPOON


wood

7 ⅜ inches

(18.7 cm)

Executed circa late 19th or early 20th century.

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Paul Guillaume, Paris, by 1914

Alfred Stieglitz, New York (acquired from the above in 1914)

Georgia O'Keeffe, Abiquiu, New Mexico, 1946 (by descent)

By descent to the present owner

“African Savages the First Futurists”, The World Magazine, 24 January 1915, illustrated p. 20

Camera Work, Number 48, October 1916, illustrated

Marius de Zayas, Francis M. Naumann (ed.), How, When, and Why Modern Art Came to New York, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1996, illustrated p. 58, fig. 65 (Stieglitz photograph of Statuary in Wood by African Savages: The Root of Modern Art)

Lauren Kroiz, Creative Composites: Modernism, Race, and the Stieglitz Circle, Berkeley and Los Angeles, California, 2012, illustrated p. 81, fig. 37 (Stieglitz photograph of Statuary in

Wood by African Savages: The Root of Modern Art)

Yaëlle Biro, Fabriquer le regard. Marchands, réseaux et objets d’art africains à l’aube du XXe siècle, Paris, 2018, illustrated p. 203, fig. 41 (Stieglitz photograph of Statuary in Wood by African Savages: The Root of Modern Art)

John Warne Monroe, Metropolitan Fetish: African Sculpture and the Imperial French Invention of Primitive Art, Ithaca, New York, 2019, illustrated p. 95, fig. 3.2 (Stieglitz photograph of Statuary in Wood by African Savages: The Root of Modern Art)

New York, 291, Statuary in Wood by African Savages: The Root of Modern Art, November-December 1914

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, African Art: New York and the Avant-Garde, November 2012-September 2013