Additional artworks will be shown on 27/01/2021 !


Dalton Somaré - Materia e Forma at BRAFA 2024

The intersection between the plastic power of archaic primitive sculpture shapes and the material of which they were carved is the focus of the Dalton Somaré Gallery’s exhibition for BRAFA 2024. Centuries of devotion and the flow of history which these works of art experienced have changed their appearance making readable the profoundness of their cultural backgrounds. To underline and deepen this connection, the Haute Epoque Sculptures exhibited will be accompanied by large-format black and white photographs.

Maternity, Dogon N'duleri, Mali
17th-18th century
46 cm
Provenance: John J. Klejman, New York; Deborah N. and Philip M. Isaacson, Lewiston, Maine, 1964; Bernard de Grunne, Brussels; Pierre Dartevelle Collection, Brussels; Private Collection, Holland
Publications: Fournier (N.), On 50 by 100 Foot Lot: Glass Walls, Skylights, Privacy Featured in Award Winning Home, The Telegram, Portland, Maine, May 24, 1964; Tribal Art Magazine, #84, 2017; Pierre Dartevelle and Tribal Art, Valérie Dartevelle and Valentine Plisnier, 5Continents ed., Milan, 2020, Vol. II, p. 26

BRAFA 2024 - Dalton Somaré - Press Release


Dalton Somaré at BRAFA 2024



Tomaso & Gerolamo Vigorelli

Via Borgonuovo 5

IT-20121 Milan

t. +39 02 890 96 173 | m. +39 347 469 87 45 | m. +39 338 108 65 40

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For over 30 years, the Dalton Somaré Gallery has provided an opportunity to encounter Haute Epoque African Art and Hindu-Buddhist Ancient Art and to discover their artistic relevance in the panorama of 21st-century art. As an international gallery based in the centre of Milan, a cosmopolitan city and amongst the leading European capitals of style and art, Dalton Somaré encourages the discovery of new aesthetic languages. It is aimed at art lovers who are looking for works of great historical-cultural intensity and are open to a more contemporary vision of collecting. The search for the highest examples and the most representative works of art, as well as the refined and eclectic approach, make Dalton Somaré one of the most dynamic and fascinating galleries on the international scene. Since 1999, the Gallery has taken part in the most important international events focused on Primitive and Oriental Art (Badnea / Bruneaf-Brussels, Tribal and Textile Arts-San Francisco, Arts of the Pacific Asia Show-San Francisco, International Tribal Antiques-New York, Arts of Pacific Asia Show-New York, Kaos / Parcours des Mondes-Paris, Asia Week New York, Asian Art in London). Since 2019, Dalton Somaré has also been present at BRAFA. The gallery is directed by Tomaso and Gerolamo Vigorelli.

Founded : 1993


African art and ancient art of Asia


F.I.M.A. Federazione Italiana Mercanti d'Arte, Associazione Antiquari Milanesi


Parcours des Mondes - Paris, Cultures - The World Arts Fair - Brussels, BRUNEAF - Brussels, AMART Milano