Baule is a tribe, not an in individual artist. We don’t know who carved it, but it appears to be by a “known hand”, and we are looking into it.
Provenance: Private French Collection (Richard Gabillet).
“Take a look at this beautiful seated Baule figure from the Dave Dahl Collection . Want to see it in person? Schedule a time to view the gallery and the rest of Dave’s incredible African art collection – message us here: Discover African Art“
“Yesterday was an epic day with exhilarating experience. I walked into a wherehouse with so much History of African art from all over the Continent of Africa. Dave Dahl started collecting these amazing selections when he was transitioning from his Business back then called Dave’s Killer Bread
What an incredible to meet such a down to earth person with a big heart. His Business Discover African Art will be donating a few pieces to Firmina Foundation and loan us a few pieces to decorate the venue.
A very rare Tetela mask from Democratic Republic of Congo. Yesterday, I posted a statue from the same tribe. Both are not similar to anything else that I’ve seen. The provenance is terrific: Jean Paul Agogue of Paris. This is worth a lot of money…but if you want to dip your toes into African tribal art, you’re welcome to visit my warehouse in Eagle Creek, Oregon and/or www.discoverafricanart.com for very reasonable prices. We also are adding outposts around the Portland area.
I really don’t know where to begin, so I will just take a stab with this horse rider figure from the Bamana tribe of Mali. All of the items I’ll be sharing are antiques, which is what my personal collection is made up of. I don’t always know a lot about my pieces and why they exist. The general rule of thumb is that these items were made for tribal use by diviners and representative of revered ancestors. This figure is quite valuable due to its quality and rarity.
While pieces from my personal collection tend to be outside of most folks’ budget, I do have thousands of objects that are in the $30 to $300 range, and if you’re interested, visit the warehouse/show room in Barton/Eagle Creek.
A giant, physically, and a giant in the business world. Michael Richardson of Dark Horse. A local icon. He was a lot of fun—seemed to enjoy the African art and we had an amazing conversation. I think things are gonna happen…stay tuned.
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.