Masterpieces from Zaïre

Munro, Eleanor
November 1975
New Republic;11/15/75, Vol. 173 Issue 20, p23
Focuses on the exhibition of masterpieces of sculpture from the national treasury of the Democratic Republic of Congo in New York. Task of anti-smuggling before the Organization of African Unity; Description of art works included in the exhibition; Views of African leader Sese Seko Mobutu about learning African history from the sculptures; Estimated cost of crating, shipping, insuring and publicizing the show.


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