Parcours des Mondes in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, September 8 – 13, 2020*

Parcours des mondes will celebrate its 19th anniversary, September 8 – 13, 2020*, at Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris. This is the largest international art fair for tribal art, Asian art and archaeological artefacts. The iconic Beaux-Arts district will be the backdrop for this well-established and highly regarded week-long event which brings together galleries from all over the world. Some 49 art dealers, 41 specializing in tribal art, 3 in Asian art, 4 in archaeological artefacts and one bookseller, are expected to participate.

Norberto Izquierdo, a collector who is passionate about tribal art, has been selected as the 19th Parcours des Mondes’ honorary president. Izquierdo has nurtured his passion for ‘Arts du Lointain’ (art from remote places) for more than ten years.

“I’ll never forget my first Parcours des Mondes. It represented the first time that I felt confident enough to cross the threshold of some of the top tribal art galleries. Ever since that time, more than 10 years ago, I’ve had a renewed interest in art from far-flung places. The Beaux-Arts district in Saint- Germain-des-Prés takes on a very special, almost exhilarating atmosphere. It’s a great opportunity to meet art lovers, collectors, experts and dealers from all over the world, in some cases, for the first time.” — Norberto Izquierdo



Arte Primitivo, Barcelona. Figure Tshokwe, Angola. 19th century. Wood and sacrificial materials. H.: 25cm © Arte Primitivo


Galerie Alain Bovis, Paris. Figure representating the «husband in the hereafter». Baule, Ivory Coast. Late 19th or early 20th century. Oozing patina. H: 48 cm. Provenance: Franco Monti, Milan. Exhibited and published in “49 Sculptures de Côte d’Ivoire”, Galerie Philippe Ratton, Paris, 2014, p. 46; “Tristan Tzara, L’Homme Approximatif, poète, écrivain d’art, collectionneur”, Musée de la ville de Strasbourg, 2016, p. 84. © Vincent Luc – Phar


Galerie Olivier Castellano, Paris. Dan mask. Dan, Ivory Coast. Collected in situ in the 1930s. H.: 25 cm


didier Claes, Brussels. Dan mask. Late 19th century. Wood, metal. H: 20,5 cm. Provenance: Private collection, France, 1979. Armand Arman, New York / USA


Dalton Somaré, Milan. Mask Igbo. Igbo, Nigeria. Late 19th century. Wood, kaolin, pigments, fiber. H.: 60 cm. Provenance: ex Tambaran Gallery, New York, 1988; ex Collection Herbert Levine, New York © Dalton Somaré


Galerie Dartevelle, Brussels. Mask. Songye, Democratic Republic of the Congo © Philippe de Formanoir – Paso Doble


Yann Ferrandin, Paris. Ngabo shield, Songye culture. Democratic Republic of Congo. Circa late 19th century. Wood, pigments. 52 x 27 cm


Galerie Patrik Fröhlich, Zürich. An important Kota reliquary figure. Kota, Gabon. 19th century or earlier. Wood, thin brass and copper, bone. H.: 43cm. Provenance: Klaus Clausmeyer, Düsseldorf; Ralph Nash, London; Alan Mann, London; William McCarty- Cooper, Beverly Hills; Private collection, Royaume-Uni © Galerie Patrik Fröhlich


Wayne Heathcote, London. Asmat ancestral figure – Kawe. Asmat, Papua New Guinea. Wood. H.: 165 cm. Provenance: Karel Joseph Begheijn Collection; Albert Bernardus Wissing Collection


Galerie Franck Marcelin, Aix-en-Provence. Portion of a gomoa roof spire. Kanak, New Caledonia. Houp tree wood (Montrouziera cauliflora). H.: 43.2cm. Provenance: Ancienne collection américaine © Galerie Franck Marcelin



Galerie Christophe Hioco, Paris. Ekamukhaliṅga. Nothern India. Gupta period, circa 5th century. Pink sandstone. H.: 36 cm © Galerie Christophe Hioco

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Mingei Japanese Arts, Paris. Noh theater mask. Hannya noh-men. Japan. Muromachi period, early 15th century. Wood and lacquer. 25 x 14.5 cm © Michel Gurfinkel / Galerie Mingei


Runjeet Singh, Warwickshire. Enamelled Shamshir sword. Lucknow, India. Early 19th century. H.: 104 cm. Provenance: from a private English collection © Runjeet Singh



Arteas Ltd., London. Head from the statue of a private individual wearing a bag wig. Egypt. Saite period, 664-525 BC. Grauwacke, repair to the chin. H.: 10 cm. Provenance: formerly in Lord Mac Alpine collection of West Green, acquired in Braham in 1982 © Edouard de Ganay


J. Bagot Arqueología S.L., Barcelona. Torso of the Hero Diomedes Roman Empire. 1st century AD Marble. H.: 81,30 cm. Provenance: private collection of ancient art of Jeff Junter, New York; Acquired at Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, February 1991; with Jurgen Haering, Fribourg, Germany, March 1987. © Maria Pageo


Galerie Cybèle, Paris. Votive doll Egypt – Middle Kingdom , 11th Dynasty (2061 – 1991 BC). Wood, blue faience, bitumen, linen thread. 20 x 4,5 cm. Provenance: Galerie Maspero, Ville D’Avray 25 sept 1968; private collection of Bob Willoughby, Cork, Irelande, 1968-2005 © Roger Basille

Images courtesy Parcours des Mondes.

*Subject to permission for the event being granted by the authorities.