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New York’s now-defunct Museum of Primitive Art opened its landmark exhibition Senufo: Sculpture from West Africa in February 1963. Under the directorship of art historian Robert Goldwater, the museum displayed together for the first time a stunning array of arts attributed to Senufo artists: face masks, helmet masks, and figurative sculptures, all from a region spanning th ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 31st 2015 by 5Continents
(first published March 4th 2015)
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Much like the important exhibition it accompanies, this book makes a persuasive argument for expanding our understanding of the inspired and various artistic productions of diverse peoples previously classified under the monolithic "Senufo" name. Great scholarship.