THIS year renowned
Parisian dealer in Oceanic Art Anthony Meyer celebrated 35 years in business,
and it was a busy year. He was at Maastricht, the Biennale, Frieze Masters and TEFAF New York
as well as participating in Parcours des Mondes and mounting imaginative and
varied exhibitions at his Left Bank gallery at 17 Rue des Beaux-Arts.
A second generation
dealer Anthony was brought up in Los Angeles before his parents moved back to
Paris in 1971. He opened his present gallery in 1985 and in addition to his speciality,
Oceanic art, for the past five years or so he has also dealt in Eskimo art,
long a private passion.
His gallery shows are
always worth a visit and the current one is no exception, it is called
‘Courage’ and is refreshingly far from a Christmas theme. It offers arms and
armour from the South Pacific, a host of shields, spears, knives, clubs and
ornaments as always displayed with a visual flair.
continues until January 28 but the gallery closes from December 24 to 30.