Rare African Objects and Masterworks
November 13-December 11, 2004
Opening to benefit the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Opening remarks by Marla C. Berns and Doran Ross, current and former directors of the Fowler Museum
Featuring a performance by the South African Shaluza Boot Dancers
Saturday November 13  6:30 – 9:00 pm
RSVP required, (310) 820-9448

presented by
Leslie Sacks Fine Art in association with James Willis Tribal Arts

Leslie Sacks Fine Art
11640 San Vicente Blvd. (Brentwood), Los Angeles, CA 90049
Validated on-site parking.
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Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Brentwood, and James Willis Tribal Arts of San Francisco invite you to FACES OF AFRICA - one of the most important exhibitions of traditional African tribal art to be held in a Los Angeles gallery in the past twenty years. A percentage of all opening night sales will go to benefit the future long-term Fowler Museum exhibition, “THE WORK OF ART: FOWLER COLLECTIONS IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE”. There is no admission charge. The evening will include a performance by the renowned South African Shaluza Boot Dancers and opening remarks by Marla Berns, the current Director of the Fowler Museum and Doran Ross, former Director of the Fowler Museum.

James Willis Tribal Art and Leslie Sacks Fine Art are two highly respected galleries that have merged their important African collections for a select exhibition of authentic African tribal objects and masterworks. This exhibition at Leslie Sacks Fine Art focuses on objects from Western, Southern and Central Africa. The show consists primarily of masks, figures and ritual objects, most of which link the world of the living with the world of the supernatural.

James Willis has operated James Willis Tribal Arts in San Francisco since 1972. He had a public space on Geary Street for twenty-nine years and has operated a private gallery by appointment at 1637 Taylor Street, San Francisco since 1992. Willis has been on the board of the San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, is a founding member of the Friends of Ethnic Art in San Francisco, a member of the Ancient and Tribal Arts Study Committee of the M.H. De Young Museum, the Center for African Art in New York, the San Francisco Tribal Organization and is an advisor to the Directors Council of The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art. In 2003, he was appointed for a three year term to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee, which advises the President of the United States on cultural property issues

Leslie Sacks has been a major dealer and collector of African art for over twenty five years. It has been twenty-three years since he opened his first gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1981. He established Leslie Sacks Fine Art in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1992 and the gallery continues to be one of Los Angeles’ premiere fine art galleries, specializing in impressionist, expressionist, modern and contemporary master prints, drawings, paintings and sculpture, as well as African tribal art.

Leslie Sacks Fine Art is located in Brentwood at 11640 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90049. Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday from 10-6. Validated on-site parking. Telephone: (310) 820-9448. Website:

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