Paris, 20 February 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).
At Drouot on 1 March, the Binoche & Giquello Society of Voluntary Sales will be auctioning over 100 items from the Claude Brignone collection of Tuareg art. This collection is comprised of jewellery, leather objects, weapons, carpets and a few canvases estimated at about €200 to €6,000. Tuareg art is not yet popular and this auction sale will be the first one dedicated to the theme.
As the descendent of a Sicilian family that settled in Tunisia in the 18th century, Claude Brigone was born in 1930 in Sousse, located in the Sahel region of Tunisia. Although having a military career, he was also an artist and his travels through the desert as well as his knowledge of the nomadic population allowed him to collect unique objects, many of which are rare and hard to find.
The auction sale will be extended to African, Oceanian and Amazonian art from Bordier’s and Marcel Isy-Schwart’s collections, as well as from divers private French collections, along with items from Native American art.