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Didier Claes

Mangbetu Harp
Democratic Republic of Congo, end of 19th-beginning of 20th century
Wood, pigments, fiber
H 85 cm
Provenance: Mestach collection, Belgium
Literature: Primitivism in 20th Century Art. Affinities of the Tribal and the Modern, Rubin, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1984; Le Primitivisme dans l’art du 20e siècle. Les artistes modernes devant l’art tribal, Paris, Editions Flammarion, 1987, p. 309; Mangbetu. Afrikaanse Hofkunst uit Belgische prive-verzamelingen, Brussels, KB, 1992, p. XXXIII; Hommage à l'Afrique Noire, 1794-Bicentenaire de l'abolition de l'esclave-1994, Belgium, 1994, p. 46; L'Intelligence des Formes, by Willy Mestach, Brussels: Tribal Arts, 2007, p. 85, Cat. 016; GEO-Graphics: a map of art practices in Africa, David Adjaye (concept), BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts; Sounding Forms, Brincard, New York, The American Federation of Arts, 1989, p. 86, fig. 2; The Intelligence of Forms, Minneapolis: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1991, p. 44, fig. 8
Exhibitions: Brussels, Belgium: Mangbetu. Afrikaanse Hofkunst uit Belgische prive-verzamelingen, KB, 22.10-20.12.1992; Brussels, Belgium: L'Intelligence des Formes, Salle des Beaux-Arts, 6-29.6 2007; Brussels, Belgium: GEO-Graphics: a map of art practices in Africa, Centre for Fine Arts, Silvana Ed. Spa Cinisello Balsamo, 9.6-26.9.2010; Sounding Forms: African Musical Instruments: Washington, D.C.: The National Museum of African Art, 26 .4-18.6.1989; Richmond, Virginia: The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 16.07-10.9.1989; Kansas City, Missouri: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 7.10-5.12.1989; The Intelligence of Forms. An Artist Collects African Art: Kansas City, Missouri: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 5.10-24.11.1991; Minneapolis, Minnesota: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 21.12. 1991-22.03.1990