WORKS

Kongo chief’s bell  -
Kongo chief’s bell

Dinka seated feminin statue -
Dinka seated feminin statue

Dinka Feminin Statue -
Dinka Feminin Statue

ABOUT

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

Associations
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)

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

CONTACT

Brussels

VIDEOS

  • Dinka Statues at BRAFA Art Fair 2019

    During the 2019 edition of BRAFA Art Fair, Bernard de Grunne brought together an original group of statues by the Dinka people, an ethnic group from South Sudan.

  • Meet the exhibitors of the BRAFA Art Fair 2019

    The international BRAFA Art Fair is an exceptional showcase of high quality and rare pieces dating from the Bronze Age to the present day, covering some 5000 years of history. The fair attracts major art collectors, new buyers, and art lovers curious to see what is on the market. Meet some of 133 exhibitors, coming from all over the world, and visit the art fair at Tour & Taxis Brussels between 26 January and 3 February 2019! Video by RGB Media.

VIRTUAL TOUR

NEWS

  • Dinka feminine statue
    Soudan, between 1696-1917 AD (CIRAM 0418-OA-140Z-5)
    Wood
    H 158 cm
    Provenance: private collection, Belgium

    ...

    26/12/18

    Bernard de Grunne Tribal Fine Arts - Highlight

    Dinka feminine statue
    Soudan, between 1696-1917 AD (CIRAM 0418-OA-140Z-5)
    Wood
    H 158 cm
    Provenance: private collection, Belgium

    ...

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  • Rare leopard anthropomorphic headrest
    Yaka, Democratic Republic of Congo
    Wood
    H 17 x L 22 cm

    26/12/18

    Bernard de Grunne Tribal Fine Arts - Highlight

    Rare leopard anthropomorphic headrest
    Yaka, Democratic Republic of Congo
    Wood
    H 17 x L 22 cm

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