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Bernard de Grunne

Bernard de Grunne is a leading Belgian art dealer and expert in African, Oceanic, and Indonesian arts, who has been immersed in the world of tribal art for over 50 years. 

He opened his own gallery specializing in Tribal art in 1995, and quickly gain an international reputation for his carefully curated selection of objects, his thorough academic research, and his professionalism, making Bernard de Grunne one of the main players in the Tribal art market. 

In addition to his work as an art expert and dealer, Bernard de Grunne, who is particularly interested in the cultural and historical contexts of these artworks, is known for his contribution to the understanding and promotion of these unique artistic traditions, having collaborated with numerous museums and cultural institutions to organize exhibitions and events, and having published a range of books and articles on the arts from Africa, Oceania, and Indonesia.

Antopomorphic pipe, Makonde, Tanzania or Mozambique

Antopomorphic pipe

Tanzania or Mozambique
H.: 32,5 cm

Purchased by a private collector from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, circa 1920
By family descent
Private collection, New York


Photo : Frédéric Dehaen