Cultural History In Focus | Collezione Brignoni at Museo delle Culture Lugano | "A Serendipitous Find" by Bernard Sellato

 

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© Museo delle Culture Lugano | Switzerland

© Museo delle Culture Lugano | Switzerland

 

The city of Lugano, Switzerland is the beneficiary of the collections of the late avant-gardist, Serge Brignoni.

Brignoni began collecting the arts of non-western civilizations in 1926 and amassed a significant hoard of artifacts over the course of his life from Oceania, Indonesia, and Africa.

Select works from his bequest are prominently featured and displayed in Museo delle Culture.

 
 
 

© Museo delle Culture Lugano | Switzerland

© Museo delle Culture Lugano | Switzerland

 
 
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A Serendipitous Find

 

by Bernard Sellato

 
 
 

This is the original text, initially meant as a foreword, which was translated into Italian and significantly edited, then published as “Un inatteso giacimento,” in Patong. La grande sculptura dei popoli del Borneo dalle Collezioni del Museo delle Culture di Lugano, Paolo Maiullari & Junita Arneld (eds), Milano: Ed. G. Mazotta, 2008, pp. 50-57).

 
 

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Author | Bernard Sellato ©