The collection Lepelaar (Part II)

Piet Lepelaar (born 1963): collector, artist and designer from Leiden

Auction in Wurzburg:
Saturday, 6th November 2021 – 2 pm Uhr

Preview in Wurzburg:
2nd until 5th November 2021 from 10 am to 5 pm
and by appointment

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Art collections reflect the passion and commitment of the collector in a special way. This frequently quoted sentence applies particularly to artist collections as we know them from art history to contemporary art - collections of non-European art as a stimulus and input for one‘s own artistic creation.

The Piet Lepelaar collection, the first part of which we auctioned off in April of this year, is undoubtedly one of them. The artist and designer from Leiden in the Netherlands is known for his imaginative, robotic figures and constructions. He finds inspiration in Oceanic art with all its “amazing shapes and colours”, as he puts it, and in the powerful, expressive figures and masks of Africa. Here and there he encounters a “very unique, inherent aesthetic”, as is also reflected in his works.

In the past few decades, a collection of African and Oceanic art has been created that is well-known and valued among connoisseurs, which already attracted a lot of attention in the first part (auction 96 on April 24, 2021).

Indonesia - West Sumatra, Mentawai Islands, Collection Piet Lepelaar

Indonesia - West Sumatra, Mentawai Islands

Provenance:
Piet Lepelaar, Leiden, The Netherlands

Indonesia - Moluccas - Babar Island, Collection Piet Lepelaar

Indonesia - Moluccas - Babar Island

Provenance:
Piet Lepelaar, Leiden, The Netherlands

Côte d'Ivoire, Dan, Collection Piet Lepelaar

Côte d'Ivoire, Dan

Provenance:
Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden, The Netherlands (Inv.no. B.216-18.)
Henk Buttner, The Netherlands
Piet Lepelaar, Leiden, The Netherlands

Indonesia, Nias, Collection Piet Lepelaar

Indonesia, Nias

Provenance:
Piet Lepelaar, Leiden, The Netherlands

D. R. Congo, Tanzania, Tabwa, Ijij, Collection Piet Lepelaar

D. R. Congo / Tanzania, Tabwa / Ijij

Provenance:
Piet Lepelaar, Leiden, The Netherlands

Indonesia, Moluccas, Leti Island, Collection Piet Lepelaar

Indonesia - Moluccas - Leti Island

Provenance:
Piet Lepelaar, Leiden, The Netherlands