Africa offers extraordinary cultural richness and diversity manifested in its visual art. African art employs a variety of mediums, from textile to painting, masks, jewelry, figurines, and more. We profile the top five places to see African art right here in New York City.
Amyas Naegele Fine Art is a private gallery in New York City, founded after Mr. Naegele returned from two years traveling and working in Africa. At the time, traditional objects, figurines and masks were being exported from Africa in significant quantities; most of this material required bases to make them presentable, so dealers of every stripe sought out his services. Mr. Naegele, with a background in fine arts, was soon acting as a conduit between traders, higher end dealers and collectors. Keenly aware of the depth and breadth of African craft, he began buying not only sculpture as defined in the western sense, but fine basketry, ceramics and metal work as well. The gallery is a treasure trove of ethnographic and fine art from across the continent – all of it authentic and presented by an informative and knowledgeable guide.
Amyas Naegele Gallery, 347 West 36th Street #202, NY, USA +1 212 465 0524