New York, NY - 05/13/2010
NEW YORK CITY -- An intrepid tribe of tribal art dealersare standing up to the recession and the cancellation of2010’s traditional annual New York Tribal Antiques Showat the Armory.
They created and coordinated a NYC Tribal Art Week,May 11-16, allowing collectors, scholars, dealers, andaficionados to get their needed visual -- and perhapscollecting – fix.
On display and for sale by about 30 dealers around theUpper East Side and Midtown of New York City, fromnow through this Sunday, is anarresting array of authentic and stunning artworks ofAfrica, Oceania, and The Americas, includingPre-Columbian art.
Manhattan’s eight public walk-in tribal art galleries andthree auction houses are all participating, as are 11 localprivate dealers, five European dealers, and two tribal artdealers from the West Coast.There will be about 20 venues where fine tribal art can beviewed, free and open to the public.
Art For Eternity ready to open the door.
Art For Eternity interior view.
Two of the exhibitors traveling the longest distance east and west to showtheir treasures are Dave DeRoche of San Francisco and David Zemanek ofWurzburg, Germany.Both will be exhibiting at Art for Eternity, a little gem of a gallery on Manhattan’sUpper East Side.
Another friendly and knowledgeable dealer to meet at the AFE galleryis Sebastian Fernandez, a private New Yorker gallerist with degrees inanthropology, art, and business; Sebastian also runs a foundationexhibiting and researching the paintings of his late father, the notedCuban artist Agustin Fernandez.
Gallery Director Howard Nowes, well known for his expertise in Pre-Columbian artand in Antiquities, “leaped at the chance to invite both Davids to show herewhen I heard that the annual Armory show was cancelled.
“David Zemanek is the fastest-rising wunderkind in our field,having expanded to running four big tribal auctions a year while everyother auction house is shrinking.
“And Dave DeRoche not only will bring never-seen artworks fromthe old private collections that he is into on the West Coast,but he keeps his prices as friendly as his demeanor and places a lotof pieces with both collectors and dealers. He’s a real draw.”
An additional draw to Art for Eternity will be a few shelves of qualityartworks priced at less than $1000 each.
Art for Eternity Gallery
303 East 81st Street, near 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10028
Howard Nowes, Director
Cell: (917) 733-4165
Cell: (415) 533-3316
NYC Tribal Art Week
May 10—16; Hours: 10:30am – 7pm
Reception: Thursday May 13, 5—10pm
Brunch: Saturday May 15, 9:30am--Noon
Part of Dave DeRoche's shipment to NY