Kongo chief’s bell  -
Kongo chief’s bell

Dinka seated feminin statue -
Dinka seated feminin statue

Dinka Feminin Statue -
Dinka Feminin Statue


Bernard de Grunne has been immersed in the world of tribal art for over forty years, having helped his father, Baudouin de Grunne, to build his legendary collection between 1968 and 1995. He obtained a PhD in African Art at Yale University in 1987 before becoming head of the tribal art department of Sotheby's in London and New York, a position he held until 1992. 1995 marked the opening of his own gallery, which specializes in the art of Africa, Oceania and tribal Indonesia. His unique experience has earned him a solid international reputation and he is much sought after for his professionalism, expertise and skill as a historian.

Founded : 1995

C.B.E.O.A (Chambre Belge des Experts en Oeuvres d´Art ), C.R.A.B. / K.K.A.B. (Chambre Royale des Antiquaires et des Négociants en Œuvres d’art de Belgique / Koninklijke Kamer van de Antiquairs en Kunsthandelaars van België ), S.N.A. (Syndicat National des Antiquaires Négociants en Objets d'Art Tableaux anciens et modernes de France)

BRAFA - Brussels, BRUNEAF - Brussels, Frieze Masters - London, Parcours des Mondes - Paris, TEFAF Maastricht,




  • BRAFA 2018: A remarkable and rare Kota, Gabon

    This janus Kota is among the rarest of the Kota known, presented by Bernard de Grunne

  • Guido Gryseels, director of the Royal Museum of Central Africa

    Guido Gryseels, director of the Royal Museum of Central Africa shares his « coup de coeur » at BRAFA 2017 with a rare pende mask presented by Bernard de Grunne. Video produced by Biapal