Global Art & Artifacts

Original Shona Sculpture.  Erpios Zimbabwe  Africa

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Shona stone sculptures generated a lot of excitement in the art world in the 1960s.  Sculptures were fresh and unique.  In the 1980’s – after Zimbabwe’s independence – Shona art pieces resurfaced and many of the larger pieces ended up in museums and private homes.


This piece came from a private collector’s home in Oregon USA.  I was told it came from a second generation sculptor, which puts the artist’s work in high demand. Signed Erpios.   Erpios, Chingwaro, and other older Shona artists  – who were at the forefront, and in the early-years of this art –  have seen the value of their artwork drop in recent years.  The market is saturated with African animal Shona pieces – recently made.   And, I dislike the fact that there are replicas in the market of these older sculptures.   Like most art, there is a cycle of interest and prices.  It is time for that renewed interest in these older artists.  In fact, you can count on it.


True collectors who want older original Shona art need to look no further, and wait no longer.  Here is one coming out of a private home.


There are a couple of scratches that can be seen up close only.  The green stone is gorgeous as is the abstract sculpture itself.  Who does not want an original at this price?


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