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African Faces, African Figures: The Arman Collection
African Faces, African Figures: The Arman Collection is an extraordinary collection of more than 180 visually provocative objects from diverse regions of Africa gathered over the past 40 years by world renowned French painter and sculptor Armand P. Arman. Arman and his American wife Corice Canton, while never attempting to create a comprehensive overview of sub-Saharan African art, put together a collection of the highest quality African objects from diverse regions and cultures.
Exhibition catalogue with articles: African Art: Stance and Circumstances by Alain Nicolas, The Sagacity of the Artist by Jean-Hubert Martin, Amateur, Accumulator, Collector, Connoisseur by Jacques Kerchache, and interviews with the artist by Alain Nicolas and Monique Barbier-Mueller. Notes on the objects with descriptive texts about the aesthetics and anthropology of each by Hélène Joubert, Anne-Marie Bouttiaux-Ndiaye, Christopher Roy, Louis Perrois, Alain Nicolas, Gustaaf Verswijver, Luc de Heusch, Els De Palmenaer, and Jacques Lombard. Published and distributed by the Museum for African Art, New York, September 1997. 280 pp. Cloth: ISBN 0-945802-21-8, Paper: ISBN 0-945802-20-X. LCCN: 97-069790.