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    Posted 4 years ago

    Celiene
    (66 items)

    Check these out! All are approximately 12.5 x 9.5 inches. All painted on different thicknesses of 'construction' paper. The blue paper being the thickest. Each is signed by a different artists, but as you can tell- they are likely from the same tribe.

    The blue paper one is hunting a gazelle, the pink paper is the gazelle getting ready to be skinned? (or cooked!) in the village and the orange paper (the thinnest paper) is hunting an ostrich? (a big bird, anyway!)

    A very modernistic take on tribal art, don't you think?! I'm thinking 1960's.

    (Does anyone else think the categories for listing SUCK as much as I do? Where is African art??)

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    1. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      LOL - I did an image search - and found these! (anyone a member of Terapeak?)

      http://www.terapeak.com/worth/retro-mid-century-african-stick-figure-dancers-painting-on-blue-paper/261226110846/
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      these are great I wished I wou,ld have found these!!
    3. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      I just found this one, too. I should have looked up first@ WOW! Do you know tribe,by chance, Sean?

      http://www.decorativecollective.com/dealers/tryst-damour/p/mid-century-tribal-art-african-painting-by-aku-td289
    4. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      And this one! CRAZY priced being asked. I have an Ex from south Africa who may have an idea. He collects African art. Here's ANOTHER!

      http://www.rrtraders.com/Crafts/natpt2.htm
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      what are the prices was he asking ?
    6. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      375.00! There are some on ebay cheaper!
    7. Warrior Warrior, 4 years ago
      I have these paintings and they where framed in 1957. I think they were painted in 49's or earlier 50's my research I found that it was a lady in the west The USA
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Celiene,
      These are all very wonderful!!
    9. Warrior Warrior, 4 years ago
      My are signed evert and okd and are on black
    10. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      Beautiful paintings
    11. mikeigotit mikeigotit, 4 years ago
      Nice!!!!!
    12. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      I found out they are from the Congo! Someone had posted some on line, and notated where they had purchased them from in the 1950's.
    13. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      Oh wow - there was an exhibit of these in the UIS in the 50's. From Belgian Congo.

      https://www.etsy.com/listing/248196557/native-paintings-from-the-belgian-congo?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share
    14. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      Wow. Some people ask crazy prices. But here's MORE info!

      "Has an abstract primitive feeling, so typical of the 1950's and is an excellent example of the work that began to come out of the Belgian Congo at that time. Work is in gouache on artist's paper and signed "tkoun Pa". Measures 9-5/8" X 12-5/8" mounted on board measures 11 X 14.
      The Belgian Congo was a Belgian Colony in Central Africa between 1908-1960 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
      Matadi is a chief sea port and the capital of the Bas-Congo province."

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-c1959-Signed-Painting-from-Matadi-Belgian-Congo-/252714163399
    15. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      FROM ANOTHER LISTING: The work has an abstract primitivist feeling, so typical of the 1950's and is an excellent example of the work that began to come out of the Kinshasa school in the Belgian Congo at that time. Such works were exhibited in Europe and the US.

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-c1950-Belgian-Congo-DRC-Kinshasa-School-Triptych-Artwork-Signed-Gonard-/121916912977
    16. Warrior Warrior, 4 years ago
      I have three of the paintings they were framed when I got them at a neighbor garage sell there were her step fathers
    17. Warrior Warrior, 4 years ago
      Oh there were framed in the early 50's and they have the place and dat when they were
    18. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      Warrior - What is the information on the back of yours? I was trying to find out where the US exhibit was.
    19. Shelley2019, 1 year ago
      I have 6 of these and on the back of one of mine it says r arbuthnott ardmoy rhu does anyone have any information on these paintings
    20. PSAV360, 1 year ago
      Those are fantastic :))
    21. Shelley2019, 1 year ago
      Yes they are am just trying to find out about mine and the writing on the back of one of mine

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