NOA Living Authenticity

The issue of authenticity of African art has been central to collectors for decades. Henri Kamer, who was president of the International Arts Experts Association at the time, published an outstanding account of the state of the matter in Arts d'Afrique Noire, No. 12 (1974). The text in the link that follows is extracted from an English translation of that article, and has been edited further. The original includes a number of illustrations. Please click here to view the text.