Here again is an example of the African tribal art in my collection.

It’s been a lot of fun collecting it.

I think what I love is that I get to enjoy these creations without creating them myself. I guess that’s called living vicariously.

Djimini Mask from Ivory Coast

DDC_0476

12″ x 7.5″ x 6″ & 0.5lb

Provenance:

ex Merton Simpson

ex Mark Eglinton

Schedule an appointment to view the gallery:

https://discoverafricanart.com/

Very important old Hemba statue from my collection

Hemba Statue from DR Congo

DDC_0185

21.5″ x 6″ x 6″ & 9lbs

Provenance:

*ex Swiss Collection bought a couple years ago by Michel Koenig, Brussels

*Undersigned Francois Neyt certifies the authenticity of this ancestor Hemba Sculpture at the beginning of the 20th century, done in Brussels on 01/24/2013

*Published: African Tribal Art Book

*Yale#0042566

*Christies London July 3, 1980 Lot 434

Schedule an appointment to view the gallery here:

https://discoverafricanart.com/

Have I mentioned that I’m the proud owner

Of the largest African tribal art collection in the United States? I call it Discover African Art We have thousands of masks, statues, bronzes, textiles, furniture pieces – you name it.

DAA is more about selling the decorative and fun pieces rather than the snobby collector pieces, which I also have many of. I am happy to discuss this dynamic if you’re curious. I’m also kinda proud of the fact that I have donated a large number of pieces to Central City Concern. Folks who visit their offices will see great examples (pics below). I feel strongly that it makes a difference in the community, particularly for the African-Americans they serve. Hardly anybody has seen this kind of material before.

But just because it’s African doesn’t mean a non-African can’t appreciate it. I was drawn to it originally back in 2015 when I discovered eBay. I didn’t even think about skin color or culture. I just liked the art—and still do.

Take a look here www.discoverafricanart.com

Want to check it out in person? We’re located out in Eagle Creek, Oregon – call to schedule an appointment (503) 637-3968. I promise you’ll be amazed.

Flip The Script is another organization that I support

One that helps African-American men who are released from prison to find resources to reintegrate into society. I donated a lot of African art to decorate their new location and I think a lot of folks will dig it.

Most people have never seen this kind of art, so it will be interesting to see the response.

This article gives great info about this meaningful program.

Willie Fiers, a Flip the Script alumnus, calls the parole system “an invisible program” contributing to keeping formerly incarcerated people down. (Photo by Brian Oaster)

https://www.streetroots.org/news/2021/06/02/black-former-prisoners-get-support-reentry-they-speak-policy-change?fbclid=IwAR0DA_WhSG10vqq_cVT8KoB6uSOOxpCR4S-Q3YxLAk46jPlS-KeAl28SVIg

Throwback: Dave Dahl’s new passion: Art for Africa’s sake

Check out this Portland Business Journal article from November 2018 featuring my African art collection.

“The breadmaker, renowned for his public and private life, wants to bring African art to the masses.”

https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2018/11/20/dave-dahls-new-passion-art-for-africas-sake-photos.html

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