Senufo, Ivory Coast
Wood with a fine nuanced and lustrous light to dark brown patina
H: 32.5 cm
Formerly in the Simon Escarré collections (inv. #015, painted on the back)
Shoowa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Early 20th century
56 X 59 cm
Provenance: private collection
© Nast à Paris
In 1967/1969, Francis Réveillaud made a first trip in Congo Kinshasa hired by Pierre Davister, himself charged by President Mobutu to create the Congolese television.
In 1973, he returned to the DRC with the project of developing the company Interior specialized in the manufacture of contemporary furniture, which he developed for more than 20 years.
During this long stay, he becomes passionate about African cultures and constitues a collection of objects collected in the field and in private European collections.
Back in Europe, he opens the gallery Nast à Paris, rue d'Alger, dedicated to the cultures of Africa.