African Art – From the Han Coray Collection, 1916-1928

Published by Prestel, Munich 1998


The Art Centre Basel is pleased to present the accompanying catalogue for our exhibition ‘African Art‘. This is a first-time presentation of a selection of about 200 choice items from the renowned Han Coray Collection (1916-1928), today part of the collection of the Museum of Ethnology, Zurich University.

The catalogue has contributions by well-known artists and art historians on African art, African aesthetics and cultural background.


Editor: Prof. Dr. Miklós Szalay


Contributing authors: Georg Baselitz, Irma Breitwieser, Rudolf Koella, Fritz W. Kramer, Richard Kriesche, Gérald Minkoff, Muriel Olesen, Chéri Samba, Werner Schmalenbach, Daniel Spoerri, Harald Szeemann, Miklós Szalay


English edition, 259 pages with 118 colour and 188 b/w illustrations, hardcover 23,5 x 30 cm, ISBN 3-7913-1904-3


German edition, ISBN 3-7913-1493-9