THE HAVILAND HEAD

Equatorial Africa, 17th – early 19th century
Wood; height 18.4 cm
provenance

Joseph Brummer, Paris
Frank Burty Haviland, Paris, presumably acquired from the above in 1908
Hôtel Drouot, Paris, Salle No. 10, Étienne Ader/André Portier, Collection de Monsieur F. B. H. Arts Primitifs. Afrique et Océanie, June 22, 1936, lot 6
Charles Ratton, Paris, acquired at the above auction
Jay C. Leff, Uniontown, acquired from the above before 1959
Morris J. Pinto, Paris and New York, acquired from the above with the assistance of Walter Randell, New York, ca. 1970s
Robin Symes, London, acquired from the above with the assistance of Walter Randell, New York, ca. 1980
Sotheby's, New York, African and Oceanic Art from a Private Collection, May 25, 1999, lot 229
Darwin and Geri Reedy, Delwood, acquired at the above auction
Sold by Heinrich Schweizer to a Private Collector, 2009

exhibited

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Pavillon de Marsan, Paris, Exposition de l'art indigène des colonies francaises et du Congo Belge, November 9, 1923 – January, 1924, cat. 39
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Exotic Art from Ancient and Primitive Civilizations, Collection of Jay C. Leff, October 15, 1959 – January 3, 1960
The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, African Sculpture from the Collection of Jay C. Leff, November 25, 1964 – February 7, 1965
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The Art of Black Africa: Collection of Jay C. Leff, October 24, 1969 - January 18, 1970
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, The Invention of the 20th Century. Carl Einstein and the Avant-garde, November 12, 2008 – February 16, 2009

published

Carl Einstein, Negerplastik, Leipzig: Verlag der Weissen Bücher, 1915, and Munich: Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1920 (re-edition), pls. 14-15
Marius de Zayas, African Negro Art: its influence in Modern Art, New York: Modern Gallery, 1916, pl. 14
Henri Clouzot and André Level, Sculptures africaines et océaniennes, Paris, 1923, no. 39 (not ill.)
Adolphe Basler, L'art chez les peuples primitifs, Paris: Librairie de France, 1929, pl. 39
Roger Fry, Last Lectures, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1935, pl. 95
Carnegie Institute (ed.), Exotic Art from Ancient and Primitive Civilizations: Collection of Jay C. Leff, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Carnegie Institute, 1959, p. 43, cat. 245 (not ill.)
The Museum of Primitive Art (ed.), African Sculpture from the Collection of Jay C. Leff, New York: The Museum of Primitive Art, 1964, pl. 1 (two different views)
Carnegie Institute (ed.), The Art of Black Africa: Collection of Jay C. Leff, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Carnegie Institute, 1969, cat. 298
Alan G. Wilkinson, “Henry Moore,” in William Rubin (ed.), Primitivism in 20th Century Art: Affinity of the Tribal and the Modern, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1984, p. 599 (Vol. II)
Carl Einstein, Negerplastik, Berlin: Fannei & Walz, 1992, pp. 44-45, pls. 14-15
Liliane Meffre, Ezio Bassani and Jean-Louis Paudrat (eds.), Carl Einstein, La sculpture nègre, Montreal and Paris: L'Harmattan, 1998, cats. 14-15
Liliane Meffre (ed.), La escultura negra y otros escritos: Carl Einstein, Barcelona and Mexico: Gustavo Gili, 2002, pls. 14-15
Wendy A. Grossman, “Photography at the Crossroads: African Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” in Cordula Grewe (ed.), Die Schau des Fremden: Ausstellungskonzepte zwischen Kunst, Kommerz und Wissenschaft, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2006, pp. 330-331, figs. III. 5-7
Uwe Fleckner (ed.), The Invention of the 20th Century. Carl Einstein and the Avant-garde, 2009, p. 88, cat. 22
Uwe Fleckner (ed.), La Invención del Siglo XX: Carl Einstein y las Vanguardias, Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 2009, p. 88, cat. 22
Carl Einstein, Negro Sculpture, Amsterdam: November Editions, 2016, pls. 14-15

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