Lot: 36

Helmet mask "wanyugo"

Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo

Provenance Size Hammer price
Endre Nemes (1909-1985), Hungary/Sweden (1964)
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden

Nemes was a Hungarian-Swedish painter and graphic artist. He was one of the most important representatives of modern painting and printmaking after the Second World War.
H: 13.4 inch;
L: 32.3 inch

wood, remains of colourful dotted painting, sacrificial traces, water spots, rest., base Its menacing look should support them in their fight against baneful powers. From time to time a swarm of vicious bees or fire should have left the open jaws of the mask, which is why they are often called "firespitter" masks.