African Art in the Barnes Foundation: The Triumph of L'Art Negre and the Harlem Renaissance


The Barnes Foundation is renowned for its astonishing collection of Post Impressionist and early Modern art assembled by Albert C. Barnes, a Philadelphia pharmaceutical entrepreneur. Less known is the pioneering collection of African sculpture that Barnes acquired between 1922 and 1924, mainly from Paul Guillaume, the Paris-based dealer. The Barnes Foundation was one of the first permanent installations in the United States to present objects from Africa as fine art. Indeed, the African collection is central to understanding Barnes’s socially progressive vision for his foundation.

This comprehensive volume showcases all 123 objects, including reliquary figures, masks, and utensils, most of
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ISBN:

9780847845217

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

288

Dimensions:

22cm x 31cm

RRP:

$135.00

Publisher:

Rizzoli International

Published:

01 July 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Christa Clarke