Posted 3 years ago
This is our Anzengruber African woman playing drums. She lives “at the other house” on top of a red 50s kidney shaped table.
Unfortunately she's unsigned., and she lacks the bronze earrings other Anzengruber women have. In any case she's a beauty!
I've always wondered how this stuff became so fashionable in the 50s. I remember one of our neighbours had several African flat heads on her walls when I was a kid. Of course I liked them, perhaps because they were so exotic, and maybe that's what made this stuff popular in a post-war Europe: images that made them feel happy, images that were completely new, far from their own cultural references. If I remember well, it was in the 1950s when Leni Rieffenstal went to Africa and took all those amazing pictures of the Nubas.