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Asmat, Papua, Indonesia
Wood and natural pigments such as lime and ochre
H: 145 cm
Provenance : collected in 1912 by Father Joseph Viegen (MSC)
© Michel Thieme - Tribal Art, photo Jan van Esch
Michel Thieme - Tribal Art
Tribal Art
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Art is you _ 10, rue des Beaux-Arts
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SHIELD
Asmat, Papua, Indonesia
Wood and natural pigments such as lime and ochre
H: 145 cm
Provenance : collected in 1912 by Father Joseph Viegen (MSC)
© Michel Thieme - Tribal Art, photo Jan van Esch

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While researching authentic styles of tattooing in the course of extensive travels through Polynesia and Indonesia, a new passion was born: collecting and dealing in tribal art. The result was the opening in 2000 of a small basement gallery on the Spiegelgracht, near the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Henceforth, the hunting grounds would be libraries and archives instead of jungles, and the means of conveyance would be a high-speed train instead of a dugout canoe. Michel Thieme has distinguished himself with shows that evoke the flavour of the curiosity cabinets of the past, while still displaying a twenty-first-century aesthetic sensibility.
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Weteringstraat 45 _ 1017SM _ Amsterdam _ Pays-Bas
http://www.michelthieme.com
+31 6 535 111 88
+31 20 330 5335
atart@planet.nl
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