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SHONA MODERN | The Peggy Knowlton Collection of 20th Century Zimbabwean Art https://materialculture.com/about_shona_modern/ Tue, 23 May 2017 18:09:32 +0000 https://materialculture.com/?p=24892

SHONA MODERN | The Peggy Knowlton Collection of 20th Century Zimbabwean Art
Collectors and Resellers Take Note: This is a No-Reserve Auction! 

Live Auction: Sunday, June 11, 11AM EST
Public Exhibition: June 7-10, 11AM-5PM
Auction/Exhibition Location: 4961 River Rd., Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania, 18950
Make it a Weekend in Beautiful and Historic Bucks County! (Click here)

“Shona sculpture is perhaps the most important new art form to emerge from Africa in the 20th century.”
—Newsweek

“Picasso was an admirer of early Shona sculpture; now evidence is surfacing that he was influenced by it.”
—Town & Country Magazine

Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:

  

Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release, May 24, 2017

Material Culture will be holding an auction solely dedicated to the Peggy Knowlton collection of modern Shona sculpture. Over 600 lots of stone sculpture by over 60 different artists from Zimbabwe include highlights by masters of the movement such as Nicholas Mukomberanwa, Dominic Benhura and Richard Mteki, and vary in size from diminutive curio to massive show-stopper. Knowlton travelled to Zimbabwe every year for more than 25 years to purchase sculpture directly from the artists, which she would import to place them in exhibitions to benefit nonprofit organizations, or to sell them through her gallery. This auction now bears the fruit of her travels, dedication and discerning eye.

The auction will be held on Sunday, June 11, in Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania, where Knowlton lived for 30 years. The auction exhibition, free to the public, will be open from June 7 to June 10, 11 AM to 5 PM. Both the auction and exhibition will be held at 4961 River Rd. Material Culture encourages art appreciators to take an early summer weekend getaway to Point Pleasant in beautiful and historic Bucks County (just 8 miles from New Hope), and has prepared a list of local museums, restaurants, inns, bed and breakfasts. (Click here)

Furthermore, all of the pieces in the auction are being offered with no reserve, making possible astounding deals for lovers of modern sculpture. Thomas Gamache, himself a collector of Shona sculpture, inherited the collection after Peggy Knowlton’s death in 2015, and he is simply interested in getting the masterworks she collected into homes and other spaces where they can be seen and admired.

Named after the largest tribe in Zimbabwe that engages in sculpting, Shona sculpture has developed an international appreciation among collectors and art scholars who admire its compelling, graceful and distinctive blend of modern and traditional. In the late 1950s, English artist Frank McEwen helped to found what was then the National Gallery of Southern Rhodesia, with the Workshop School, a space that the country’s stone sculptors could come to work. McEwen only wanted to foster the artists’ native talent and vision with no attempt at outside instruction, and the sculptures’ occasional resemblance to modern, cubist or expressionist art of Europe or America is purely coincidental. The sculptors merely mentored each other, working with traditional subjects and the cultural viewpoint that every object has a spirit, and that the spirit in a given piece of stone needs only to be revealed. Most Shona sculptors explain that their process involves contemplation of the piece of stone to uncover the image that already lies within it. When the country won its independence in 1980, the name chosen—Zimbabwe—means “house of stone,” an ode to the mountains that surround it and provide its talented artists with over 200 geologically-catalogued different stone colors.

"Asking for Help" (lot 25)

“Asking for Help” (lot 25)

Synonymous with modern Shona sculpture is the name Mukomberanwa, a family of famed sculptors headed by Nicholas Mukomberanwa (1940-2002), one of the most important figures in the movement. An artist from his boyhood, Nicholas was invited to use the National Gallery’s workshop space in 1962. At first, he continued to work as a police officer while carving sculptures in his spare time, but after several years he devoted himself to his art full-time, and was met with great success. Placement in important exhibitions in Paris, London and New York in the 1970s paved the way for solo shows in the same cities by the 1990s, and his pieces are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Museum of Man in London, amongst others. The artist’s sculpture “Meditation” lot 9, evokes thoughtfulness through the figure’s large arms wrapping themselves around each other, the face and dominant hands chiseled in a manner reminiscent of art deco or futurist sculpture. Carved in polished serpentine stone, this is a masterpiece of an accessible 14 inches high by 32 inches wide. All of Nicholas Mukomberanwa’s children became sculptors, and the auction also offers a piece by his son Lawrence (b. 1976), entitled “Asking for Help” lot 25. Carved out of deep brown serpentine, this 41.5 inch tall figure supplicates with its head crooked at an angle; as in Nicholas’s “Meditation,” the size and gestural power of the hands are central in the image.

“Peacekeeper” (lot 15)

“Peacekeeper” (lot 15)

Richard Mteki (b. 1947), another well-known first generation Shona sculptor, has many biographical parallels to the elder Mukomberanwa. Mteki’s skill at carving attracted the attention of Richard McEwen, and after working under the encouragement of the National Gallery for several years, Mteki began to pursue sculpture full-time. In the 1980s, Mteki was commissioned by the new government of Zimbabwe to create several sculptures, including a massive one-ton sculpture of the national bird for the National Sports Stadium in Harare. His international exhibitions include France, Sweden, and multiple shows in England, Australia, and the United States. Like Mukomberanwa, Mteki draws on the folklore of the Shona tribe, and his sculptures often exude spiritual calm. His abstracted faces are often pensive or gently watchful, as with his spectacular “Peacekeeper,” lot 15 a serpentine springstone sculpture particularly redolent of cubism.

“Playtime” (lot 197)

“Playtime” (lot 197)

The masters of the second generation of modern Shona sculpture are also well-represented, led by Dominic Benhura (b. 1968), shown in several pieces at auction. Benhura’s excellence as a student as a young boy meant he was sent to attend a special primary school while living with his uncle—but it was also where he became the pupil of the established sculptor Tapfuma Gutsa, his cousin. Though he excelled in both his studies and in art, it was the latter that he took up as his lifelong vocation. With work in group and solo exhibitions in England, Sweden, Spain, the United States, South Africa and his native Zimbabwe, Benhura is internationally regarded as one of the most important second-generation Shona sculptors. Benhura’s sculptures at auction, including his delightful “Playtime” lot 197 and “Playful Boys” lot 68 are very representative of his work, which frequently depicts familial groups or friends romping together. The acrobatics of their relationships are also seen in solitary figures, such as his “Walking the Line” lot 61. Behnura uses the texture and irregularities of the stone by leaving the figure’s hair and clothing rough, while the skin—faces, hands, legs—are polished to a smooth perfection.

"Contemplation" (lot 210)

“Contemplation” (lot 210)

Another of the most famous second-generation Zimbabwean sculptors appearing in the auction is Edronce Rukodzi (b. 1952), whose work has appeared in many galleries and museums in Europe and the Untied States . The nephew of one of the undisputed first-generation masters, Henry Munyaradzi, Rukodzi studied with Munyaradzi when he joined the Tengenenge Sculpture Community. This mentorship had an undoubted impact on the young man’s work, but Rukodzi developed a distinctive style that is entirely his own. There are three possible textures in a Rukodzi sculpture—unfinished stone, smooth polish, or deeply chiseled grooves—and he juxtaposes all three to dramatic effect. His signature grooves are frequently in parallel lines along the contours of the sculpture, giving the image rhythm and vibration, as seen in his masterful “Contemplation” lot 210, a seated figure with one arm resting on the side of its head. The contrast of the highly-patterned parts of its melancholy face and body with the large swaths of stone left completely unfinished is captivating, and draws attention to the Shona process of creating the sculpture that already exists within the rock.

"The Messenger" (lot 250)

“The Messenger” (lot 250)

Also mentored by Henry Munyaradzi was the artist Factor Ziira (b. 1954), one of the most well-represented sculptors in the sale with over 30 lots. Ziira was Munyaradzi’s son-in-law, and served as Munyaradzi’s assistant in the late 1980s, subsequently taking up sculpting himself. Ziira’s figures and spirits, largely polished with an occasional usage of rough surface, frequently bear the same little smile—a peaceful, agreeable presence showing up in sculpture after sculpture. His piece “The Messenger” lot 250 carries a greater sense of omniscience than of peace, with the dominating size and shape of the figure’s forehead and the exquisite marbleization of the fruitwood serpentine stone evoking a storm of thoughts. Other highlights by Ziira include “The Chief and His Council” lot 23, “Protector” lot 242 and “Fortune Teller” lot 233. Factor has, in turn, taught his son Sailot the craft, and Sailot Ziira (b. 1981) is considered to be one of the potential great masters of the third generation of modern Shona sculptors. Sailot’s sculpture “The Peace Keeper” lot 12 could actually be an interesting companion piece to “The Messenger;” the figure’s similarly-shaped broad forehead features a miraculously brain-shaped irregularity in the otherwise dark serpentine stone. Both Factor and Sailot Ziira have all been part of multiple shows in galleries and museums in Europe, the United States, and at home.

“Family Strength,” (lot 402)

“Family Strength,” (lot 402)

The list of internationally-recognized artists continues with Nevinson Solomon (b. 1963), a significant second-generation artist who ended up being mentored by Richard Mteki. Solomon came from a farming family, and worked himself as a farmer and office clerk. He began helping his uncle, Richard Mahoyo, with his stone carvings, but when his uncle died, he was left with a passion for carving but very little training. Mteki invited Solomon to visit him and Solomon ended up working with him for a year before setting up his own workshop. Though Solomon’s works are very much his own, Mteki’s influence can be seen, for example, in the composition of his “Family Strength,” lot 402, in which two parents embrace their child, crowded tightly within the shape of the stone. Depictions of family are common in Shona sculpture, but this sculpture resembles Mteki’s variation more strongly than any others; at the same time, Solomon has allowed a small border of the stone’s shape to stand out around the familial group, drawing more attention to the canvas of the stone and also endowing the figures with a kind of collective halo. Mteki was also responsible for fostering the talents of another second-generation master, Vince Rangisse (b. 1959). Unlike the majority of artists in this sale, Rangisse is not ancestrally part of Zimbabwe’s Shona people, but from neighboring Mozambique. From a poor family, Rangisse went to Zimbabwe at the age of 21 to work as a builder at a construction company. Eventually, he had a job building a house for Richard Mteki, who was so impressed with the young man’s craftsmanship that he encouraged him to use it to artistic ends, and Rangisse now runs a large studio in Zimbabwe. His most frequent subject matter is ancestor spirits, often carved on both sides to show the spirit caring for the living, and is sometimes highly abstract, as seen in “My Spirit and Me” lot 555 and “Watchful Spirit” lot 80, only two of approximately 30 lots that Rangisse has in the sale.

“Giraffe Trio” (lot 3)

“Giraffe Trio” (lot 3)

The auction also highlights the work of Robert Kwechete (b. 1959), the most famous animal sculptor in the modern Shona movement. Kwechete’s giraffes, kudus, elephants and hippos have an international following, and are in the collections of several European royal families. As a boy growing up in the Inyanga mountains, Kwechete felt a mystical kinship with the African wildlife he saw in its natural habitat, which is gorgeously expressed in his sculpture. Marvels of negative space, his pieces create several animals carved out of one stone, swirling around each other. His “Giraffe Trio” lot 3, perhaps his favorite among animal subjects, shows a family of giraffes twining around each other and interlocking necks, seemingly light for the dark serpentine stone from which they were carved.

“Dream Guide” (lot 10)

“Dream Guide” (lot 10)

Two artists who prefer carving with colorful stones are Singi Chihota (b. 1975) and Crispen Karanda (b. 1955). Singi Chihota began carving at the age of 12, mentored first by his father, sculptor Luke Chihota, later joining the Tengenenge Art Colony, and finally the Rukodzi studio, led by Edronce Rukodzi, his cousin. Rukodzi’s rhythmic grooves can be seen in Chihota’s work, though the younger artist’s texture tends to be more delicate, and are frequently complex patterns of wave shapes or interlocking patterns rather than simply following the different contours of the form. He carves in a range of stones, but prefers colorful serpentine and particularly green opalstone to create nearly luminescent images. Shona spirituality frequently figures in his work, as with his lovely opalstone piece “Dream Guide” lot 10, its downturned eyes at a peaceful tilt. Crispen “Mac” Karanda, born to a poor family, has applied himself to sculpture as he has all other things in life; though he was only able to complete his education due to the patronage of a man he chanced to meet from the UK who saw potential in him, Karanda is the proud holder of a Masters Degree in Business Studies. Unlike many of the other artists in the auction, he had no stone carving mentor, and merely applied himself to the art once he picked up in the late 1990s. Karanda carves solely with red serpentine, or jasper, that is found in his rural hometown. The relationship between parent and child is a common theme, but it is treated in a number of unique ways. “Child Nature” (lot 000) and “My Special One” lot 98 both nestle two faces, a large and a smaller one, within the shape of the stone. The form of “Child Nature” could be representative of a shawl wrapped around the embracing pair, while “My Special One” remains distinctly abstract.

“Abstract 11” (lot 11)

“Abstract 11” (lot 11)

In addition to Chihota and Sailot Ziira, several third-generation masters take their place in the sale. Edmore Sango (b. 1977) is arguably a third-generation artist despite being the brother of second-generation luminary Brighton Sango, who was born in 1958—but the nearly twenty-year age difference between the two creates this gap. At seven years old, Edmore asked his brother to teach him to carve, but Brighton wouldn’t start teaching him the basics until he was eleven. Brighton was delighted with his youngest brother’s enthusiasm, and continued to mentor him until his death in 1995. The following year, Edmore moved into his brother’s house and workshop and became a full-time sculptor. Brighton’s sculpture was more geometrical and abstract than many of the other modern Shona artists, and Edmore’s has followed suit. Some are still recognizably figural, while others appear to be spatial explorations of the title’s concept. Others, like his “Abstract 11” lot 11, carved in a gorgeous pale green Nyanga Mountain serpentine, are free to take off from the earth without any narrative to bind them. Well-known sculpting brothers Forrich Takavada and Isaac Takavada (b. 1972) contribute many lots to the sale, Isaac with 16 and Forrich with nearly 35, the latter a corollary to what an intensely prolific artist Forrich is in life. A majority of his abstracted figures radiate relaxation or satisfaction, with titles like “Happiness” lot 222, “Hugging Myself” lot 408 and two entitled “Contentment” lot 451.

“The Diver” (lot 4)

“The Diver” (lot 4)

Raymond Chirambadare (c. 1972-2006) was on the path to becoming one of the great masters of Shona sculpture, but AIDS tragically cut his life short at the age of 34. He shared a workshop with three of his brothers and his sons, where he also mentored younger artists such as Nicholas Childhawu and Peter Gwisa. Chirambadare’s spectacular piece at auction, “The Diver” lot 4, shows the upside-down torso and legs of a figure who appears to be diving into whatever surface the sculpture rests upon. Rendered masterfully in a serpentine stone of mottled tan, red, and brown, the sculpture takes on the tone of rosy flesh when viewed at a distance. This playful theme, which is found occasionally in Shona sculpture, creates a sculpture that is exemplary of the unplanned fusion of modernist line and traditional subject.

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Zimbabwe Shona Sculpture https://materialculture.com/shona-sculpture/ Mon, 22 May 2017 16:45:45 +0000 https://materialculture.com/?p=24883

SHONA MODERN | The Peggy Knowlton Collection of 20th Century Zimbabwean Art

Collectors and Resellers Take Note: This is a No-Reserve Auction! 

Live Auction: Sunday, June 11, 11AM EST
Public Exhibition: June 7-10, 11AM-5PM

Auction/Exhibition Location: 4961 River Rd., Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania, 18950
Make it a Weekend in Beautiful and Historic Bucks County! (Click here)

“Shona sculpture is perhaps the most important new art form to emerge from Africa in the 20th century.”
—Newsweek

“Picasso was an admirer of early Shona sculpture; now evidence is surfacing that he was influenced by it.”
—Town & Country Magazine

Material Culture will be holding an auction solely dedicated to the Peggy Knowlton collection of modern Shona sculpture. Over 600 lots of stone sculpture by over 60 different artists from Zimbabwe include highlights by masters of the movement such as Nicholas Mukomberanwa, Dominic Benhura and Richard Mteki, and vary in size from diminutive curio to massive show-stopper… (Read more)

Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:

  

Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Artist Bios

Chrispen (Mac) Karanda was born on August 12, 1955 in Mondoro, a rural region in Zimbabwe. The last born in a family of ten children he grew up herding cattle and working on the land. He went through the problems that any poor child would experience; lack of food, clothing and education.
Mac did odd jobs for people who at times paid him or gave him food. His fortune changed for the better when John Geddes from Cornwall, Britain saw him and decided to help with his school fees. Mac was able to return to school and resume his education. He is now working on a Masters Degree in Business Studies and is proud to be one of the very few people, if any, who have a love for the stone and is still striving to continue his advanced education.

Mac started working seriously with stone in 1999. The motivation for his art is his upbringing. It gave him a strong work ethic and taught him the value of hard work. In the beginning Mac sculpted mainly using Springstone. Later he moved to using Red Serpentine (Jasper stone) that is found only in his rural hometown.

Interestingly, the name Karanda means Servant or Slave. Mondoro, the town where he comes from means Ancestral Spirit. Mac teaches other people how to work with stone and intends to continue teaching because this is a part of who he is.

Mr. Karanda says “…..anyone who understands my art understands me. My life is protected by my spirit and I communicate through my works in stone. If you treasure my art, you treasure the person in me”.

Mac has exhibited in Germany, England, the Netherlands and in Zimbabwe as well as the United States (New York, California and Pennsylvania).

Dominic Benhura was born in 1968 in the small town of Murewa, Zimbabwe some 100 kilometers northeast of Harare. His father died before he was born and his mother raised him alone. Benhura excelled in primary school and it was suggested that he attend school in Harare. At the age of ten Dominic went to live with his uncle, Sekuru Gutsa, who owned a family home in the high density suburb of Tafara, in Harare, to further his studies. It was here that he was introduced to art and sculpture from his cousin, Tapfuma Gutsa, an established sculptor in his own right.
Tapfuma Gutsa had gained art and wood carving experience at Serima Mission, and quickly became Dominic’s friend and mentor. Benhura began to help Tapfurma polish his pieces, later trying his hand at chisel and hammer, eventually carving small off cuts before moving on to larger stone. Tapfuma continued to support, nuture and encourage Benhura and was pleased to see the young man develop his own individual style. Selling his first work to an architect at the age of 12, sculpting became a passion for Benhura who would rush home from school to work on his pieces. After achieving excellent school results, he turned sculpting full time, much to the dismay of his family. They felt he was too smart to turn to sculpting as a full time career rather than business or architecture. In 1987 he began to take his work to Chapungu Sculpture Park and in 1990, he was invited to join the artist in residence program. Dominic worked tirelessly for long hours at Chapungu , extending himself mentally, physically and creatively. He was encouraged to work on larger and forms during his stay, including the “PawPaw Tree”, “Euphorbia”, and “Calabashes”. In 1995 Dominic moved on to acquire his home in Athlone, Harare.

In 1995 Dominic left Chapungu and moved into his new home in Athlone, Harare. By this time he was regarded as being amongst the most important second generation artists, his work was sought after both local and overseas collectors. These years also marked the beginning of overseas travel and he attended workshops in Botswana, the United States, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Germany. These travels broadened his outlook and brought him much acclaim. Through the years, his willingness to innovate and experiment has led to many new techniques being included in his sculpture; threading cored stone onto metal rods, using nails bound together and then glued into stone to depict thorns.

Benhura however, refused to limit himself to stone and freely used any material and technique available. He is a young Zimbabwean who has chosen art as his career and believes that the only truth is within himself and his own experiences. He shuns books on art and says of his lack of art training; “I don’t miss that. It is better my work is my own”. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he sketches profusely and keeps a sketch book close at hand in order to record ideas as they come to him. Once he has selected the rock he needs for a certain sketch he abandons the sketch so that it does not dictate to him, letting his moods and feelings together with the intrinsic characteristics of the stone control the final outcome. His most recent massive work: Our HIV friend” is an epic and further consolidates his position. Carved from a single 3-Kilometer block of Springstone Serpentine talks openly of the terrible scourge of the AIDS epidemic and the need for support from family and friends.

Edmore Sango was born in 1977 in Chitaunhike Villlage in Guruve, a rural region in northeast Zimbabwe. Though many fine sculptors came from his village, he is also the youngest brother of world-renowned master sculptor Brighton Sango.
Completing his primary education at Nyanhungzi primary school and secondary education at Mamini High School. Edmore would stay with Brighton during school breaks. At the age of seven, Edmore asked him to teach him how to carve. Brighton told him it was a very difficult job and he was still too young.

When Edmore was eleven, Brighton began teaching him the basic proceedures of washing and sanding the raw carving which takes hours to reach a smooth finish before waxing. Next he was taught the process of waxing the stone, layer after layer, to reach a gleaming patina; finally the task of finding stone with no cracks or deep fissures; and then the final selection of the shape and color of the stone. On his April Holiday from school in 1993 drew lines on a stone and had Edmore chisel out his design. Edmore worked diligently at his brother’s side watching and learning. Brighton was pleased with Edmore’s enthusiasm and continued to share his stones,tools, techniques and ideas until his death in 1995. Edmore finished senior high school, moved into Brighton’s house and became a full time sculptor in 1996.

He can be likened only to a young Brighton; innately gifted, whose carvings give us glimpses of sculpting genius yet to be fully realized. Edmore’s ability and powerful style denotes a sophistication and capability far beyond his young age. He says that “My sculpting represents my thoughtfulness and happiness.”

Now married to Charity Tavirimirwa, Edmore has two daughters, Ruvarashe and Tadiwanda Sango. Gaining national attention, Edmore’s work can be found in galleries worldwide including Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Canada and the United States.

Exhibitions and Workshops

1998: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe: Providence, RI
2000-2003″ Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Princeton, New Jersey
2001: World Art Foundation: the Netherlands
2001: Kunst in Depolder, the Netherlands
2002: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Point Pleasant, PA
2002: Enlaoe Gallery
2002: Group Exhibition, Plumer Farm, Westerkappein, Germany
2004 & 2005: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Point Pleasant, PA
2006: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA
2007: Celebration of Life, Horsham, PA
2007: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Point Pleasant, PA
2008: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Erwinna, PA
2011: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Princeton, New Jersey
2013: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Point Pleasant, PA

Factor Ziira was born in Guruve, Zimbabwe in 1954. He married the daughter of the late famous Henry Munyaradzi and he started to sculpt mainly as Henry’s assistant from the late 80’s. He works mainly on serpentine springstone and he followed in the footsteps of his late father-in-law to make powerful but simple sculptures following the shape of the stone. He prefers not to fight but instead let the stone guide him.

His themes mainly revolve around family, animals, birds, playing children as well as other forms that are traditional subjects of the Shona tribe who are the majority tribe of Zimbabwe.

He has traveled to many European cities as well as a variety of cities in the United States.

Exhibitions

2007: Little Zim Gallery workshops, Gunzburg, Germany
2007: Kasipiti Gallery, Visp, Switzerland
2011-2013: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Point Pleasant, PA
2014: River Latina Art Show, Waggis, Switzerland
2015: Litmus Art Gallery “Everything Goes Show”, Raleigh, North Carolina

Galleries

Hemingway Gallery, New York City
Zuva Art Gallery , Phoenix, Arizona
Ibwe Gallery, Switzerland
TaT Shona Gallery, Lucerne, Switzerland
Spirits in Stone Gallery, Germany
Sacred Hoop Trading, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Kasipiti Gallery, Visp, Switzerland
Little Zim Gallery, Gunzberg, Germany

Gift Muza have always made a powerful impression on anyone looking at an exhibition of stone sculpture from Zimbabwe. He was always interested in capturing the various images of the spirit ancestors who are so much of a part of the culture of the Shona people. The Shona take up more than 70% of the 11 million population of Zimbabwe. Shona dominance helps keep many aspects of their traditional culture a continuing influence in daily life, especially in the rural areas.
Gift Muza carved stone into pieces which express gentleness, humor and love. He chose subjects which were whimsical and endearing. Kindness, laughter and smiles are captured in his carvings of hippos, owls, cranes and turtles. His embarrassed spirit men shyly hide giggling smiles.

The spirit in each stone told Gift what to carve. Gift learned the techniques of his art from his cousin, recognized artist Peter Mandala. After one year of tutoring, Gift was able to produce works as an instinctive artist in his own right.

Every Shona family looks forward to the birth of it’s first son. This son becomes the family elder and is responsible for the financial well being of sisters, younger brothers, their wives, their children and all younger cousins. He made all the decisions regarding the family’s future, settled quarrels, gave blessings of marraige and doled out proper retributions when necessary. Before Gift was born, his mother gave birth to five daughters. His mother was so thrilled with her “gift” that this became his name. Gift was considered a very fine sculptor and he delighted in finding serpentine stone with a rich variety of colors. His work is always beautifully finished.

Gift Muza has exhibited at the Commonwealth Institute, London; Spiral Building, Tokyo; Pacific Asian Art Museum, Pasadena, CA; Washington, D.C.; Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey; Somerset Art Museum, Pluckemin, New Jersey; Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island; Garrison Art Museum, Garrison, New York; and at the New York Athletic Club in New York City.

Gift Muza passed away at the young age of 34 in September of 1996, leaving a wife and five children.

Lawrence Mukomberanwa: Born in Zimbabwe in 1976, Lawrence Mukomberanwa is one of the great talents among the modern Zimbabwean stone sculptors of the 21st century.The oldest living son of the late Nicholas Mukomberanwa, who was generally regarded as one of the world’s preeminent stone sculptors and Africa’s most esteemed artist in any medium, Lawrence is approaching the stones with a similar directness as his father did, preferably very large stones, leading to monumental sculptures with an impact. “Mixing of Cultures” expresses his understanding as an artist and his hopes as a person for our future on this planet. He speaks out about all of us coming together in a not too far away future in a true vision of the global village, where all cultures meet and bring the best into the common ground, thus creating something of a higher quality-for the good of all mankind.

Bringing such dreams and thought into sculptures is a part of what is driving Lawrence in his quest-a true artist of the people, meaning all of us. Ever on the road towards new explorations within the possible expressions you can drive out of hard stones with your hammer and chisels, he is well aware of his obligation towards the world; his art goes directly into our hearts and minds and leave an impression, a message, if you like.

When questioned about the source of his ideas, Lawrence commented that anyone deeply involved in art looks at life around them very differently from most people. He also draws on many traditional aspects of his Shona culture for inspiration. Like most children reared in rural Zimbabwe, he holds a deep respect for his elders, often depicting them in stone. His work is among the most sought after sculpture in Zimbabwe, with local and international galleries vying for his pieces. His awards are numerous, and include a prestigious Award of Merit from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in 1998.

Lawrence Mukomberanwa is well known in the USA, Europe and Russia, and has spent part of all Friends Forever exhibitions since the very first one in Begues, Barcelona,Spain. In 2006 he gave new inspiration to one of the most distinguished sculpting academies in the world, The Academy of Art in Moscow, Russia-when he brought the stones and the Zimbabwean tradition to the students and professors there-leading to astonishing results, and forever friendships.

Exhibitions and Awards
1993: First exhibition at age 16-Harare, Zimbabwe
1996: Finished A level (advanced) education
1997: Began training to become a pilot
1998: Received Award of Merit for sculpture – National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare
1998: Taught sculpting workshop -Heidelberg, Germany
1999: Received commercial flying license
2000: Group Exhibition: Naked Zebra Gallery, London, England
2001: Mukomberanwa Family Exhibition: Pierre Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe
2001: Mukomberanwa Family Exhibition: Pierre Gallery, Paris, France
2004: Group Exhibition: Barcelona, Spain
2005: Mukomberanwa and Munyaradzi Family Exhibition-Barcelona, Spain
2006: Group Exhibition: Vienna, Austria
2006: Group Exhibition: Copenhagen, Denmark
2006: Group Exhibition: Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
2006: Taught Master classes at Moscow Institute of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
2006: Received Honorary Diploma-Moscow Institute of Modern Art
2007: Group Exhibition: Cape Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2008: Solo Exhibition -Zuva Gallery, Scottsdale Arizona
2008: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe: Golden Pheasant Inn, Erwinna, PA
2011: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Princeton, New Jersey

Nevison Solomon was born November 22, 1863 in Gokwe District, Zimbabwe the fourth of ten children, six boys and four girls. The Solomon family were farmers with their main food being (from Maise) and a number of different types of vegetables. As a child he would dig clay and make small animals to amuse himself.

In 1970, Nevison Solomon started his primary education at Nembudziya School. He began the secondary levels at Dukaupfu School in 1977. However, for financial reasons, he was unable to complete his formal education. At 17, he sought work at one of the surrounding farms, Tengwe in Karci. He was employed as a general worker and eventually promoted to the position of office clerk. He worked for two years.

In 1982, Nevison lived in Dzivarasekwa, Harare with his uncle, Richard Mahoyo, an artist doing stone carvings. Nevison found sculpting interesting and began helping his uncle. When Richard Mahoyo died, Nevison was forced by circumstances to continue carving on his own. But with so little training, Nevison found the work extremely difficult.

In 1988, Richard Mteki invited Nevison to his home to discuss the art of carving. Soon after, Nevison began working with Mr. Mteki. Nevison worked with Richard Mteki for one year before venturing out on his own once again.

Nevison Solomon began with seven tons of stone from Tengenge in 1990. He carved a number of pieces and sold them in countries such as France, Germany, Italy, America, Brussels, Britain and Switzerland. His first exhibition was in 1992 at the Standard Chartered Gallery. Today, Nevison Solomon is married with two daughters.

Exhibitions
1992: One Man Exhibition, Standard Chartered Gallery, Zimbabwe
1993: Zimbabwe Shona Sculpture, Princeton, New Jersey
1995: One Man Exhibition, Standard Chartered Gallery, Zimbabwe
1995: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, The Montauk Club, Brooklyn New York
1997: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, New York City
1997: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island
1996-1997: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Somerset Art Museum, Bedminster, New Jersey
1998: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Providence, Rhode Island
2000 to 2003: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Princeton, New Jersey
2003 to 2005: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Point Pleasant, PA
2006: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, New Hope Arts Center, New Hope , PA
2007: Celebration of Life, Horsham, PA
2007: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Point Pleasant, PA
2008: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Erwinna, PA
2011: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Princeton, New Jersey

Richard Kandemire was born September 3, 1975 in Mudzi District of Marozva Village, Zimbabwe. Born the seventh of eight children he finished his primary levels and had a great interest in artat an early age. Only carving since November of 1989, Richard is considered a natural talent. His expressions are abstract and contemporary in his portrayal in his portrayal of ancestor spirits. His faces express sharp lines and with purposeful form. Richard has learned many of his artistic skills from fellow sculptors and their willingness to share with each other has been a binding force between many artists in Zimbabwe.

Richard is married and has a young child.

Exhibitions of Richard’s work has been at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe,
New York City, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco, CA; San Diego, CA;
Boston, Massachusetts, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey and Newport, Rhode Island

Richard Mteki was born in Zimbabwe in 1947. Spending time in the company of Richard Mteki is as rich experience as living with a piece of his sculpture. He epitomizes the thoughtful demeanor that Shona people revere as a precious human trait. One of his sons is now starting to carve under Richard’s watchful eye. He also has a number of other young people working with him as student carvers. He works gently with them and urges them to work hard to find their own voice in the stone.

Richard will take you in his car to see the work of other carvers that he thinks deserve attention. He is a wonderful mentor and an astounding ambassador for Zimbabwe’s unique community of gifted sculptors.

Mteki was commissioned by the government of Zimbabwe in 1986 to carve a monumental sculpture of the great chapunga eagle that stands outside of the entrance of the national sports stadium in the capital city of Harare.

His work can move people to tears and it is much sought after by collectors from the United States as well as people from all over the world. Many of his finest pieces are part of the permanent collection in the National Gallery in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Mteki had no formal training in carving. His first work was exhibited in: the Annual Exhibition of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in 1965 and was also shown in prestigious shows in 1981, 1987 and 1988.

His international shows include:

Rodin Museum, Paris, France
Museum of Contemporary Art. London,UK
The Irving Sculpture Garden in Sydney, Australia
Contemporary Stone Carving from Zimbabwe, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK
Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Millesgarden Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
International Contemporary Art Fair, Los Angeles, California, USA
Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago, Illinois
International Gallery Invitational, Jacob Javits Center, New York City
Australia Art Expo, Sydney, Australia
The Cleveland Museum of National History, Cleveland, Ohio
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Robert Kwechete: was born 1959 in the ancient Inyanga Mountains in Zimbabwe. Robert Kwechete attended Popeto Primary School. While a child, Robert experienced African animals in their natural habitat. The young boy watched giraffes, rhino, waterbucks and fawns and began to feel a mystical link with each creature. Robert began his career at the age of 18 working as an apprentice for several artists before venturing out on his own in Bulawayo and eventually moving to Harare with his wife and children. When he began to practice his art, Kwechete did not feel obligated to conform to the logic of straight lines. His work evolves in true African spirals and the carved lines of his animals sweep sensuously and continuously. He prefers to work with Python Serpentine, which combines deep greens and light caramel tones. The artist travels miles to the quarry where the stone is found.

One of the wonders of his art is his use of negative space. He seems to open up the stone around his animals in a way that lets you feel very close to them. Working in extremely hard stone and constantly dealing with a concern for natural faults in the raw stone, he is able to achieve a rich balance between his natural and somewhat abstract forms.

Robert Kwechete often uses the gathering of a family of giraffes as the figurative expression of family love and devotion. His works want to be touched. Its elegance and beauty is powerful, prolific, creative and sensitive, Robert truly listens to the “voices in stone”.

Married with children, Robert Kwechete is Zimbabwe’s finest carver of exquisite stone animals. Many other carvers seek to capture the grace and elegance of the country’s numerous beautiful animals but Robert Kwechete stands out above all others.

His work has been exhibited internationally in: Australia, Germany, England, Japan, China and the United States including the exhibitions listed below:

1990: Group Exhibition, Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe: Cambridge, Massachusetts
1991: Group Exhibition, Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe: Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
1993 Group Exhibition, Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe:Berkeley College, White Plains, New Jersey
1993 to 1995: Group Exhibition, Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe: the Montauk Club, Brooklyn, New York
1994: Group Exhibition, Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe: Princeton University
1994: Group Exhibition, Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe: Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey
1996 to 1997: Group Exhibition, Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe: Somerset Art Museum, Bedminster, New Jersey
1997 Group Exhibition, Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe: Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island
1997 Group Exhibition, Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe: New York City
2002 to 2003: Group Exhibition, Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe: Princeton, New Jersey
2003 to 2005: Group Exhibition, Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe: Point Pleasant, PA
2006: Group Exhibition, Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe: Point Pleasant, PA

Publications:

“Spirits in Stone” by Anthony and Laura Ponter

Sailot Ziira was born on October 30, 1981. He was the second born of the late famous sculptor Factor Ziira and the grandson of the late Henry Munyaradzi. He started carving and helping his father at the age of 12. He had finished both his primary and secondary education with honors but soon after graduating he chose to pursue stone carving as a career. Like his father he prefers to work in springstone serpentine and many of his themes follow the shape of the stone itself. He has exhibited in both Europe and the United States. He is married and has three daughters.

Exhibitions

Littlezim Gallery 1,2 and 3, Germany
Hemingway Gallery, New York City
Kasipiti Gallery, Switzerland
Zuva Art Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
Chapunga Gallery, Zimbabwe
Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Point Pleasant, PA

 

Taguma Mukomberanwa is the last born son of the eminent master sculptor Nicholas Mukomberanwa. He was given the name Taguma (no more) by his parents. This humorous approach to his name has somehow spilled into his personality; a proud family father and at the same time a “wild boy”. He is an exciting artist who creates his versions of sculptures within the family tradition and through his own inherited talent. He is a close observer of everything around him, an important skill for a creator of visual arts; that makes him very entertaining and good company. His comments are funny and pensive at the same time, and proves him a serious man in all his youthfulness. This is very pronounced in his sculpture.

He works daily at the Mukomberanwa farm in Ruwa, Zimbabwe where his sisters and brothers also work in a truly creative environment.

Vince Rangisse: Unlike many of the well known carvers in Zimbabwe who come from the country’s predominant ethnic group called Shona, Venice has his cultural roots in Mozambique, the land of his birth and a former Portuguese colony located between Zimbabwe and the Indian Ocean. Having been born into a poor family in 1959, Venice realized early in his life that he would have to find employment to improve his situation. So, with a job, sponsored by his employer, Venice walked six kilometers each day to attend the Egercia School of Mozambique. There he discovered his talent for the craftsmanship that would later pull him and his family from poverty.

At age 21, Venice moved to Zimbabwe and worked as a builder with a local construction company. The owners of the company declined the management’s recommendation that Venice receive a bricklayer’s salary and so Venice was compelled to take a job as a cattle herder in Shurugwa. While tending the cattle, one went astray. The owner of the lost cattle was so angry that he fired Venice. Venice returned to Zimbabwe and in the same year, started building houses for a living. When Venice made a house for Richard Mteki, he was so impressed with Venice’s skill that Mteki encouraged the young craftsman to seek work that would require his natural talents. His continued good fortune led him to work closely with some of Zimbabwe’s leading sculptors who recognized his gift for carving and his willingness to work hard to master his craft. This kind of outreach made it possible for Venice to become an apprentice and gradually move into the ranks of a first class carver.

Vince’s work depicts Ancestor Spirits and is often carved on both sides. On the back he carves a shadow spirit, either Grandmother and Grandfather Ancestors, who protects and watches over the family.

The artist’s work has been exhibited in the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and various galleries in and around Harare including Matombo Gallery, and the Rumambo Gallery. He has exhibited overseas and in the United States including the exhibitions listed below:

1993: Stone Sculpture of Zimbabwe: Berkeley, White Plains, New York
1993 & 1995: Stone Sculpture of Zimbabwe: The Montauk Club, Brooklyn, New York
1994: Stone Sculpture of Zimbabwe: Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
1994: Stone Sculpture of Zimbabwe: Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey
1996 & 1997: Stone Sculpture of Zimbabwe: Somerset Art Museum: Bedminster, New Jersey
1997: Stone Sculpture of Zimbabwe: Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island
1997: Stone Sculpture of Zimbabwe: New York City, New York
1998: Stone Sculpture of Zimbabwe: Providence, Rhode Island
2000-2003: Stone Sculpture of Zimbabwe: Princeton, New Jersey
2004-2005: Stone Sculpture of Zimbabwe: Point Pleasant, PA
2006: Stone Sculpture of Zimbabwe: New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA
2007: Celebration of Life: Horsham, PA
2007: Stone Sculpture of Zimbabwe: Point Pleasant, PA
2008: Stone Sculpture of Zimbabwe: Erwinna, PA
2011: Stone Sculpture of Zimbabwe: Princeton, New Jersey

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Make it a Weekend in Beautiful and Historic Bucks County!

SHONA MODERN | The Peggy Knowlton Collection of 20th Century Zimbabwean Art
Collectors and Resellers Take Note: This is a No-Reserve Auction! 

Live Auction: Sunday, June 11, 11AM EST
Public Exhibition: June 7-10, 11AM-5PM
Auction/Exhibition Location: 4961 River Rd., Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania, 18950
(8 miles from New Hope, Bucks County)

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May 15 Auction | Important Golf Autograph Archive https://materialculture.com/important-golf-archive/ Wed, 10 May 2017 17:30:44 +0000 https://materialculture.com/?p=24809 MAY ESTATES + PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Important Golf Autograph Archive (Lot 97)

ONLINE* AUCTION: Monday, May 15, 2017, 10AM EST
Exhibition: May 13-14, 11AM-5PM
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Morning: Fine, Folk, Self-Taught & Outsider Art (Lots 1-403)
Afternoon: International Textile Arts & Antique Oriental Rugs (Lots 404-685)

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Featuring over 700 signed scorecards and rare books signed by Champion Golfers and public figures. Autographs by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw, Billy Casper, Jordan Spieth, Johnny Miller, Gary Player, Kim Birdie, Archie Griffin, Jack Burke, James Demaret, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Cal Ripken, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, John Elway, Peyton Manning, George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Beau Biden, Dan Quayle, John Boehner, Michael Bloomberg, Antonin Scalia, Charles Munger and many more; Rare Books: Pebble Beach Golf Links: The Official History 1st ed./1st Printing of First/Limited Edition Book and The Masters: Augusta Revisited (1st ed.). A portion of the proceeds to benefit Arnie’s Army. Please contact us for detailed photographs of the collection and additional information.

Essex CC: New Jersey’s First Country Club (Cataldo,Joseph and Quirin,William,Ph.D.) [Palmer,Arnold-SC,Christie,Chris-SC]

The Story of Muirfield Village GC and the Making of the Memorial (Hornung,Paul) [Nicklaus,J.-SC;Weiskopf,Tom.-SC,Crenshaw,Ben.-SC,Trevino,Lee-SC,Thompson,Carol,S.-SC,Leonard,Justin-SC/Signed Picture,Floyd,Raymond-SC,Couples,Fred-SC,Suggs,Louise-SC,Player,Gary-SC,Jacklin,Tony-SC,Wright,Mickey-SC,Lopez,Nancy-SC,Sorenstam,Annika-SC,Simpson,Scott-SC,Carner,JoAnne-SC,Bradley,Keegan-Signed Picture,King,Betsy-SC,Rawls,Betsy-SC,Casper,Billy-SC,Jacklin,Tony-SC,Suggs,Mickelson,Phil-SC]/Program-The Memorial Tournament/The President’s Cup 2013 (McCabe,Jon,Parascenzo,Marino,Shedloski,Dave,ed.) {2 Copies} [Price,Nick/Nicklaus,Jack-Signed]

91st U.S. Amateur-The Honors Course [Dye,Pete/Alice-SC, Manning, Peyton-SC,Jenkins,Dan-SC,Voges,Mitch-SC,Fox,Steven-SC,Signed (Palmer,A.) Arnold Palmer Golf Company 1996 Annual Report]

Fifty Years of Mostly Fun: A History of Cherry Hills CC (Norland,Jim) [Palmer,Arnold-Signed,Elway,John-Signed,Mickelson,Phil-Signed,Green,Hubert-SC,North,Andy-SC(2),Sigel,Jay-SC,Fox,Steven-SC,Kim,Birdie-Insert/Signed Golf Ball,Nicklaus,Jack-SC,Miller,Allen-SC]

Breaking 100, Eugene CC 1899-1999 (Wallach,Jeff and Schwartz,Todd/Art Direction and Design by Ryan,Bill Dr./Loomis,Bob Dr., Lead Historian) [Jones,Rees-SC (2),Blumenhurst,Amanda-SC(2)/Signed Picture]

The Golf Club (Kessler,Kaye) [Griffin, Archie-Signed,Weiskopf,T.-Signed,Dye,Pete/Alice-Signed]

Country Club of Scranton, A History: 1896-1987(McMahon,T.) [Clampett,Bobby-SC,Mize,Larry-SC]

Brook Hollow CC:The First 75 Years (Glenn,Rhonda-Letter/ Photography by Porter,Albert) [Crenshaw,B.-Signed,Spieth,Jordan-SignedPalmer,A.-SC,Brown,Larry-SC,Leonard,Justin-SC/Signed Picture,Bush,George W.-Signed Picture,Sigel,Jay-SC,Tway,Bob-SC]

Southern Hills CC: A 57 year History: 1935-1992: Vol’s 1/2 (Limited Edition 1/1500) [Crenshaw,B.-SC,Floyd,Raymond-SC (2),Green,Hubert-SC,Foster,Keith-Insert,Price,Nick-SC,Lopez,Nancy-SC(2),Murphy,Bob-SC,Goosen,Retief-SC(2)]

Prairie Dunes: The First Fifty Years: 1937-1987 (Macdonald,Peter,editor/Gilliland,Bob,Chairman and Researcher) [Crenshaw,B.-SC,Palmer,A.-SC,Inkster,Julie-SC,Vickers,Jack-SC,Fruhwirth,Amy-SC,Doyle,Allen-SC,Wilson,Cameron-SC]

Interlachen CC: A Century of Excellence: 1909-2009 (Dean,Christine Geer-Insert and Wong,Gregg,editor[Nicklaus,Jack-Signed, Park,Inbee-Signed,Nanni, Louis-Insert,Sheehan,Patty-SC,Giles,Marvin “Vinny”-Insert,Sorenstam,Annika-Signed Picture,Daniel,Beth-SC,Doyle,Allen-SC,Sigel,Jay-SC,Park,Inbee-SC]

The History of Wilmington, DE CC: Its First 100 Years (Dietz,Joseph,DDS) [Palmer,A.-Signed,Biden,Joseph/(Beau)-Signed,Jones,Rees-SC,Foster,Keith-Insert]

Shoal Creek:The First 20 Years: A Pictorial History (Thompson,Ian-Signed Note) [Palmer,A.-Signed,Nicklaus,J.-SC,Pate,Jerry-SC,Trevino,Lee-SC,Bean,Andy-SC,Alexander,Buddy-SC(2),Saban,Nick-SC]

The Story of the Atlanta Athletic Club (Lewis, Catherine-Letter) [Bradley,Keegan-Signed,Reeves,Dan-Letter,Palmer,A.-Signed,Jones,Rees-SC,Pate,Jerry-SC(2),King,Betsy-SC,Littler,Gene-SC,Toms,David-SC,Nelson,Larry-SC,Bradley,Keegan-SC,Yang,Gunn/Grice,Richard(BOD/Caddie)-Signed Championship Match SC,Casper,Billy-SC,Mize,Larry-SC]

The History of Sunnehanna GC (2 Copies) (Yerger,John-Signed/Wolfe,George-Contributor) [Palmer,A.-Signed(2),Crenshaw,Ben-Sand Hills GC Letter,Sigel,Jay-Letter,Simpson,Webb(2),Andrade,Billy-SC,Glover,Lucas-SC(2),Aaron,Tommy-SC(2),Doyle,Allen-SC,Siderowf,Richard-SC,Clampett,Bobby-SC]

Building Sebonack: Classic Golf by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak (Klein,Bradley and Haralson,Carol) [Nicklaus,Jack-Signed,Park,Inbee-Signed,Doak,Tom-Insert/SC,Nantz,James-SC,Park,Inbee-SC)

Scioto CC: 75 Year History: 1916-1991 (2 copies) (Hornung,Paul) [Nicklaus,J.-Signed(2),Bush,George H.W.-Insert,Douglass,Dale-SC,Fleisher,Bruce-Picture(2)/SC(2)]

Whitemarsh Valley (PA) CC:First 100 years [Palmer,A.-Signed,Bednarik,Charles-Signed,Weiskopf,Tom-SC,Thomas,George-Insert/EA Program,Whitaker,Jack-SC,Sigel,Jay-SC,Kite,Tom-SC(2)]

Laurel Valley GC: 1959-2009: The Leaderboard for 50 years (Morris,Robert-Letter) [Palmer,A.-Signed,Irwin,Hale-SC,Weiskopf,T.-SC,Thompson,Carol S.-SC,Littler,Gene-SC,Jacklin,Tony-SC,Trevino,Lee-Inscribed SC,Reid,Michael-SC,Ridge,Tom-SC,Casper,Billy-signed golf ball,Floyd,Raymond-SC,Nicklaus,Jack-SC,Graham,Lou-SC,Jacklin,Tony-SC]

The Fishers Island Club and its Golf Links (Ferguson,Charles/Rafferty,Pierce) [Palmer,A.-Signed]

Grandfather G&CC: A History Shared [Palmer,A.-SC,Williams,Roy-Letter,Spurrier,Steve-Signed Picture,Shula,Don-SC]

Miracle on Breeze Hill: Making of Atlantic GC (Schulman,Lowell-Signed) 1st Edition/1st Printing [Jones,Rees-SC,Player,Gary/Bloomberg,Michael-SC]

Pine Tree At 50 (Cronin,Tim-Letter) 1st Edition/1st Printing [Scott,Steve-SC,Daniel,Beth/Mallon,Meg-SC,Webb,Karrie-SC,Suggs,Louise-SC,Rich,Jerry-Rich Harvest Farms GC Letter,Carner,JoAnne-SC,Shula,Don-Yardage Book]

Baltimore CC: First 100 Years (Goodyear,Patricia) [Palmer,A.-Signed/SC,Foster,Keith-Insert,Neumann,Liselotte-SC,Ripken,Cal-Signed]

Saucon Valley CC: An American Legacy: 1920-2000(Schwarz,Ralph) [Palmer,A.-SC,Bednarik,C.-Signed,Eun-Hee Ji-Signed,Irwin,Hale-SC,Laoretti,Larry-SC,Barres,John O.(Bishop, Diocese of Allentown)-Insert,Maxwell,Billy-SC,Harvey,Scott-SC/Sedgefield CC(2),Spieth,Jordan-SC]

Baltusrol CC 100 Years: Centennial History (Wolffe,RichardC.,Jr./Trebus,Robert S.-Signed) [Nicklaus,J.-Signed,Mickelson,Phil-Signed,Jones,Rees-SC,Guadagnino,Kathy-SC,Wright,Mickey-SC,Janzen,Lee-SC,Christie,Chris-SC]

Champions GC 1957-1976 1st Edition (Rule,Bob and Forward by Hogan,Ben/Artwork by Moss,Donald) [Palmer,A.-Signed,Burke,Jack-Signed,Demaret,James-Signed,Nantz,James-SC,Littler,Gene-SC,Jacklin,Tony-SC,Casper,Billy-SC]

The Crooked Stick Story (Wirthwein,Chris-Letter) [Quayle,Dan-SC,Manning,Peyton-SC,Dye,Pete/Alice-Signed,Uribe,Mariajo-Signed,Creamer,Paula-SC,Daly,John-SC,Merton,Laurie-SC,Uribe,Mariajo-SC,Funk,Fred-SC/RTJ Member Brochure]

Desert Forest GC: The First 40 Years (Klein,Bradley/Photography by Anthony Roberts/Haralson,Carol-Insert) [Weiskopf,T.-SC,Graham,David-SC,Quayle,Dan-SC]

Caves Valley GC (Friedman,Tom/Photography by Chris John) [Palmer,A.-Signed,Ripken,Cal-Signed/Letter,Ridge,Tom-SC,Pooley,Don-SC(2),Povich,Maury-SC(2)]

The Philadelphia Cricket Club, America’s Oldest Country Club: 1854-2004 (Contosta,David-Letter/Szygiel,Jas,Ed.-Photographer) [Palmer,A.-Signed,Hurdzan,Michael-Letter,Roberts,Brian-Letter,Sigel,Jay-SC,Foster,Keith-SC]

The Story of Golf at The Country Club (de St. Jorre,John-Signed) [Palmer,A.-Signed,Mickelson,Phil-Signed,Crenshaw,B.-SC,Jones,R.-SC,Leonard,Justin-SC/Signed Picture,Giles,Marvin “Vinny”-Insert,Sigel,Jay-SC,Kuehne,Kelli-SC(2),Furyk,James-SC,Strange,Curtis-SC,Lietzke,Bruce-SC,Fitzpatrick,Matt-SC(2),Montgomery,Colin-SC,Pate,Steve-SC,Maggert,Jeff-SC,Lehman,Tom-SC,Love,Davis-SC-2012 Membership Directory]

Oak Hill CC: 1901-2001: Evolution of Legacy [Palmer,A.-Signed,Nicklaus,J.-SC,Trevino,Lee-SC,Strange,Curtis-SC,Wadkins,Lanny-SC,Micheel,Shaun-SC,Montgomerie,Colin-SC]

Wannamoisett CC [Palmer,A-Signed,Crenshaw,B.-SC,Faxon,Brad-SC,Andrade,Billy-SC,Giles,Marvin “Vinny”-Insert,Sigel,Jay-SC,Sutton,Hal-SC]

Riviera: A Definitive History (Shackelford,Geoff) [Palmer,A.-Signed,Crenshaw,B,-Insert,Thomas,George-Insert,Irwin,Hale-SC,Gretzky,Wayne-SC/Sports Illustrated Cover-Sportsman of the Year,West,Jerry-Insert,Alcott,Amy-Insert/SC,Sutton,Hal-SC(2)]

OakmontCC:TheFirst77Years(Foote,Edward)[Palmer,A.Signed,Lemieux,Mario-Signed,Creamer,Paula-Signed,S.W.A.T./officers-Signed,Ford,Bob- SC,Sheehan,Patty-SC,Thompson,Carol,S.-SC,Miller,Johnny-SC(PB),Creamer,Paula-SC(2),Nicklaus,J.-SC,Nelson,Larry-SC,Melnyk,Steve-SC(2)]

Butler National GC: First 25 Years (Brown,Cal/Photography by John and Jeannine Henebry) [Fazio,Tom-Inscribed,Ball,Samuel “Errie”-SC,Shean,William-SC,Watson,Tom-SC,Simpson,Scott-SC]

Inverness CC: 1903-2003: Its Vibrant Voice Chimes Through a Century (Hackenberg,David/Fultz,Mel,Historian) [Irwin,H.-Signed,Stadler,Craig-Signing,Hills,Arthur-Letter,Tway,Bob-SC,Lietzke,Bruce-SC,Azinger,Paul-SC]

The Quarry at La Quinta (Photography by Tom Brewster and Joann Dost) [Palmer,A.-SC,Daly,John-SC,Player,Gary-SC]

Sahalee: The First 25 Years (Satterfield,Archie,editor) [Jones,Rees-SC,Langer,Bernhard-Signed Picture/card,Moore,Ryan-SC,Singh,Vijay-SC]

Philadelphia CC: 1890-1990 (Beevers,JaneAlles) [Palmer,A.-SC]

Minikahda CC: 1898-1998 Presumed 1st Edition/1st Printing (Newhall,Norman and Flannery,George,editors/designed by Victoria Larson) [Palmer,A.-SC,Bonnani,Pearl-SC]

A Short History of Pine Valley GC (Brown,John) [Members Signed,Palmer,A.-SC,Crenshaw,B.-SC,Jones,R.-SC,Keiser,Michael-SC,Giles,Marvin “Vinny”-Insert,Sigel,Jay-SC,Nicklaus,Jack-SC,Quayle,Dan-SC,Christie,Chris-SC,Player,Gary-SC,Faxon,Brad-SC]

A Sense of Tradition: The Centennial History of Milwaukee CC (Gurda,John) [Manuel de la Torre-Signed,Palmer,A.-SC,Giles,Marvin”Vinny”-Insert,Fleisher,Bruce-SC,Wadkins,Lanny-SC,Miller,Allen-SC,Melnyk,Steve-SC]

Where Bobby Learned To Play: East Lake GC-1st Edition/1st Printing (Hopkins,Linton MD-Signed) [Jones,R.-SC,Ball,Samuel “Errie”-Signed Picture,Cousins,Tom-Insert,Palmer,A.-SC,Goalby,Bob-SC,Dickson,Bubba-Signed Hat]

Legacy Continues: 1936-1986: Colonial Country Club (Pate,Russell). “Ben Hogan: Man Behind the Mystique” (Davis,Martin) [Crenshaw,Ben-Insert,Jenkins,Dan-SC(2),Mallon,Meg/Daniel,Beth-SC,Price,Nick-SC,Trevino,Lee-Inscribed SC]

Congressional Celebrates 75 years: 1924-1999 (Smalling,Walter-Photography) [Jones,Rees-SC,Quayle,Dan-SC/Insert,Weiskopf,Tom-SC,Boehner,John-SC,McIlroy-Rory-SC,Ridge,Tom-SC,Feinstein,John-Insert]

Golf’s Finest Hour: The U.S Open at Bethpage Black (Young,Phillip) 1st Edition/1st Printing [Jones,Rees-SC(2),Glover,Lucas-SC]

Links with a Past, The First 100 Years of Los Angeles CC (Windeler,Robert) 1st Ed. [Munger,Charles-SC,Jackson,Keith-SC/Signed Picture,Couples,Fred-SC,Thomas,George-Insert/The Episcopal Academy: 1785-1984 (Latham,Charles,Jr.)]

Ocean Forest GC and the 38th Walker Cup 1st Edition/1st Printing (Galyean,Gary-Signed Insert (copy-Merion)/Lamprecht,Larry-Photography) [Jones,Rees-SC,Love,Davis-SC,Suggs,Louise-SC,Jacklin,Tony-SC,Donald,Luke-SC]

75 years at Oakland Hills CC [North,Andy-SC,Jones,Rees-SC,Colucci,Joseph-SC,Kaline,Al-SC,Graham,David-SC,Barnes,Ricky-Signed Picture,Littler,Gene-SC,Toms,David-SC,Nicklaus,J.-SC,Furyk,Jim-SC,Player,Gary-SC(2),Montgomerie,Colin-SC,Donald,Luke-SC,Harrington,Padraig-SC]

Pebble Beach Golf Links: The Official History 1st Edition/1st Printing of First/Limited Edition Book (Hotelling,Neal-Signed/Photography by Joann Dost-Signed) [Palmer,A-SC,Ueberoth,Peter-SC,Nantz,James-SC,Watson,Tom-SC,Miller,Johnny-SC(Del.P.),Crosby,Nathaniel-SC,Nicklaus,J-SC,Kite,Tom-SC,Wadkins,Lanny-SC,Clampett,Bobby-SC,Gossett,David-SC(2)]

The Pasatiempo Story (Koch,Margaret)/ Champion in a Man’s World: The Biography of Marion Hollins (Outerbridge,David) [Inkster,Julie-Pamphlet/SC,Palmer,A.-Signed,Urbina,Jim-SC,Cockerill,Kay-Signing/Picture]

The Jupiter Hills Story: A Quarter Century of Golf (Brown,Cal) [Masssimino,Roland-Signed Picture/SC]/ Jumbo Elliott: Maker of Milers, Maker of Men(Elliott,Jumbo/Berry,TheodoreM.D). [Signed:Pyrah,Jack,Delaney,Ron,O’Sullivan,Marcus,James,Larry,Liquori,Martin]

Winged Foot Story: The Golf, The People, The Friendly Trees (Smith,Douglas L.-Signed) 1st Edition/ Massacre at Winged Foot: The U.S. Open Minute by Minute (Schaap,Richard) [Signed Irwin,Hale]/[Trump,Donald-Signed Trump GC(Bedminster) yardage book,Love,Davis-SC,Zoeller,Fuzzy-SC(2),Berning,Susie-Pamphlet/SC,Harmon,Claude “Butch”-SC,Rawls,Betsy-SC/Signed Helen Sigel Wilson Menu,Irwin,Hale-SC,Moore,Ryan-SC,Palmer,A.-SC,Casper,Billy-SC ]

Spirit of Medinah (Cronin,Timothy-Signed) [Jones,Rees-SC,Irwin,Hale-SC,Graham,Lou-SC,Merrins,Eddie-SC,Player,Gary-SC,Beck,Chip-SC,Kaymer,Martin-SC,McIlroy,Rory-SC,Donald,Luke-SC,Rose,Justin-SC]

Metedeconk National GC: The First 25 years: 1987-2012 (Steinbreder,John-Insert,Photographyby L.C. Lamprecht) [Jones,R.-SC,Christie,Chris-SC]

Shadow Creek: From Barren Desert to Desert Oasis (Wynn,Steven, Fazio,Thomas) [Palmer,A.-SC]

Peachtree GC (Bisher,Furman) [Jones,Rees-SC,Ridley,Fred-SC,Meeks,Eric-Insert]

Pinehurst Stories (Pace,Lee-Signed) 1st Edition [Jones,R.-SC,Wie,Michelle-Signed,Campbell,Michael-Signed glove,Goetze-Ackerman,Vicki-SC,Dye,Pete-SC,Suggs,Louise-SC,Coore,William-SC,Kaymer,Martin-SC,Harris,Labron-SC,Wie,Michelle-SC,Lee,Danny-SC(2),Stacy,Hollis-SC]

The Valley Club of Montecito: 1928-1998 (Freeburg,Jane) [Munger,Charles-SC,Urbina,Jim-SC]

Chicago Golf Club (Goodner,Ross) [Crenshaw,Ben-Signed,Ball,Samuel “Errie”-SC,Shean,William-SC]

Story of Seminole 1st Edition (Dodson,James-Insert,Photography by Joann Dost-Letter)/ “Ben Hogan: An American Life” (Dodson,J.-Signed) [Pete/Alice Dye-SC, Jones,R.-SC,Ford,Bob-SC,Giles,Marvin “Vinny”-Insert,Silva,Brian-Letter,Palmer,A.-Pamphlet,Floyd,Raymond-SC]

The Masters: Augusta Revisited: An Intimate View 1st Edition (Bisher,Furman) [Mickelson,Phil-Signed,Spieth,Jordan-Signed,Crenshaw,Ben-SC,Floyd,Raymond-signed Augusta Flag,Welch,Jack-Letter,Nantz,James-SC,Palmer,A.-SC,Zoeller,Fuzzy-SC,Ball,Samuel “Errie”-Insert,Nicklaus,J.-SC,Couples,Fred-SC,Ridley,Fred-SC,Player,Gary-SC,Coody,Charles-SC,Aaron,Tommy-SC,Goalby,Bob-SC,Watson,Bubba-SC,Weir,Mike-SC,Langer,Bernhard-Signed Picture/card,Mize,Larry-SC,Holtz,Lou-SC,Azinger,Paul-SC,Jones,Rees-SC,Casper,Billy-SC,Spieth,Jordan-SC,Woods,Tiger-SC,Scott,Adam-SC,Watson,Bubba-SC]

Kiawah Golf: The Games Elegant Island (Zuckerman,Joel), including hole-by-hole description/commentary by Pete Dye [Dye,P-SC,Daniel,Beth-SC(2),Irwin,Hale-SC,Jones,R-SC,Floyd,Raymond-SC,Couples,Fred-SC,Beck,Chip-SC,Wadkins,Lanny-SCMcIlroy,Rory-SC,Montgomery,Colin-SC,Pate,Steve-SC,Calcavechia,Mark-SC,Levi,Wayne-SC]

Del Paso Country Club (Taylor, Joan,editor): The First Seventy-five Years: 1916-1991 [White,Donna-SC,Miller,Johnny 1973 Signed Oakmont U.S. Open Scorecard, Anderson,Janet-SC,Carner,JoAnne-SC,Maggert,Jeff-SC]

A History of Ekwanok: Commerating its 75thAnniversary Year: 1974 (Stokes,Sydney, Editor/Brown,Allan,Historian/Raftery,Gerald,Researcher) [Palmer,A.-SC]

Golf at Yale: The Players, The Teams, The Course (Godley,John M.D.-Signed)/Golf’s Golden Age: 1945-54 (Roden,Lincoln III) [Jones,Rees-SC, 2012 Yale Team-SC,various alumni-Insert/Roden,LincolnIII,Bush,George H.W.-Insert]

The Silver Anniversary of Castle Pine Golf Club: 1980-2005 (Vickers,Jack,editor/Clevenger,Jack-Signed) [Love,Davis-SC,Irwin,H.-SC,Nicklaus,J.-1986 Augusta/Masters Tournament SC-SC,Elway,John-SC,Reeves,Dan-SC]

Burning Tree Golf Club: A History: 1922-1962 [Boehner,John-SC,Quayle,Dan-SC,Scalia,Antonin-Insert,Ridge,Tom-SC]

History of the Greenbrier (Conte,Robert,Ph.D.-Signed) [Greenbrier Classic Program,George,Lester-Program,Watson,Tom-SC,Kite,Tom-SC,Irwin,Hale-Insert,Jacklin,Tony-SC,Nelson,Larry-SC,Wadkins,Lanny-SC,Trevino,Lee-Inscribed SC,Casper,Billy-SC,Nicklaus,Jack-SC]

The Detroit Golf Club: 100 Years (Centennial Committee) [Palmer,A.-SC]/The Renovation of a Classic Colt/Alison Design: Country Club of Detroit [Foster,Keith-Insert]

Dream Golf: The Making of Bandon Dunes: 1st Edition/ 1st Printing (Goodwin,Stephen-Insert) [Kidd,David McLay-Signed,Coore,William/Crenshaw,Ben-SC,Keiser,Michael-SC,Dow,Shorty-SC/Note,Thompson,Carol S.-SC,Doak,Tom-SC]

The History of Charlotte Country Club: A Collection of Photographs, Recorded History and Personal Stories (Green,Ronald,Sr.) [Giles,Marvin “Vinny”-Insert,Simpson,Webb-SC]

The History of The San Francisco Golf Club (Limited Edition: 44/1000) (Kristiansen,JaneOlaug:Book Designer) [Palmer,A.-SC,Miller,Johnny-SC,Crosby,Nathaniel-SC Member Directory]

Deal Golf & Country Club: 1898-1998 (Quirin,William L.) [Villapiano,Phillip-SC,Christie,Chris-Signed Princeton University Football Program]

Winged O: The Olympic Club of San Francisco, 1860-2009 (Fimrite,Ronald,Starr,Kevin-ed./essays) [Weskopf,Tom-SC’s,Palmer,A.-SC,Simpson,Webb-SC,Miller,Johnny-SC,Crosby,Nathaniel-SC,Simpson,Scott-SC,Janzen,Lee-SC,Knost,Colt-SC,Fleck,Jack-Signed Archival Picture,Casper,Billy-SC]

 

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Protected: Zimbabwe Shona Sculpture https://materialculture.com/zimbabwe-shona-sculpture/ Mon, 01 May 2017 14:51:48 +0000 https://materialculture.com/?p=24680

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MAY ESTATES + PRIVATE COLLECTIONS https://materialculture.com/may-estates-private-collections/ Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:27:46 +0000 https://materialculture.com/?p=24651 MAY ESTATES + PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

ONLINE* AUCTION: Monday, May 15, 2017, 10AM EST
Exhibition: May 13-14, 11AM-5PM
*Also Accepting Phone and Absentee Bids

Morning: Fine, Folk, Self-Taught & Outsider Art (Lots 1-403)
Afternoon: International Textile Arts & Antique Oriental Rugs (Lots 404-685)

Note: we sell approximately 80-100 lots per hour.

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Tibetan Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery Return to Material Culture https://materialculture.com/tibetan-monks-return/ Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:05:37 +0000 https://materialculture.com/?p=24541

Material Culture is deeply honored to once again host the Tibetan Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery, India. Please join us for the Construction and Dismantling of a Sacred Tibetan Buddhist Sand Mandala

5 DAYS: Wednesday, May 24 – Sunday, May 28
Free to the Public

Wednesday, May 24 – Friday, May 26, 11am-5pm
Saturday, May 27, 11am-4pm
DISMANTLING: Sunday, May 28, 1-3pm

During their stay with us, their lovely sacred crafts will also be offered for sale. The sale of these items and donations for their ceremonies and events go to funding the monastery in India. It is truly an honor to host the monks and support the important spiritual works which they dedicate their lives to.

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Protected: Baba Olga’s Mother’s Day Brunch with Live Music! | Sunday, May 14 https://materialculture.com/mothers-day-brunch/ Mon, 17 Apr 2017 21:38:10 +0000 https://materialculture.com/?p=24520

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April Estates & Collections https://materialculture.com/april-estates-auction/ Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:19:40 +0000 https://materialculture.com/?p=24262 Online* Auction: Friday, April 21, 2017, 10AM EST
Exhibition: April 19-20, 11AM-5PM

*Also accepting Phone and Absentee Bids

734 LOTS–Sampling of Eclectic Highlights and Categories of Interest Include: Paul Evans Furnishings (PA estate); Outstanding Offerings of Antique Chinese Textiles/Robes, Paintings and Asian Traditional Arts, Including a Rare Early Museum Quality Tibetan Book of Astrology and Omens with Paintings and Text; Collectibles and Ephemera from the Estate of Famed Prima Ballerina Eva Evdokimova; Pre-Columbian Taino and Native American Stone Carvings; Amazing Selections of Antique Chinese, Indian, Burmese, Thai and Pala Period (11/12th C. CE) Bronze Statues; Large Selections of Antique and Vintage Oriental Rugs, Moroccan Rugs, Kilims and Ethnographic Textiles; American and Continental Furnishings, Collectibles and Decorative Arts; Estate Jewelry and Silver; Tribal Art, Including a Fine Early 20th C. Dogon Togu Na Post (ex collection Werner Muensterberger), and Diverse Offerings of Antique Tribal Jewelry and Artifacts from a Private German Collection. And From a Large Field of Unique, Inspired and Sometimes Odd Items of Interest: An Authentic Early Medical School Skeleton Model, Marked up with Names of Bones, Muscles and Tendons; A Massive Lambert Kamps (Netherlands) Inflatable Pillow Tent; A Selection of Ajan Daeng (Thailand) Long Wireframe Insectile Garden Benches; Furniture and Design by Pierre Malbec, Pepe Heykoop, Elena Pereira, Oom Jan, Nico Masemula (South Africa), Joao Abreu Valente (Portugal) and Robert Ogden (Philadelphia).

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