Snapped by Sotheby’s paparazzi

Bruno Claessens Sotheby's Paris viewing Bangwa pole

A reader informed me a photo of yours truly was published in the latest issue of Sotheby’s Paris’ magazine Faubourg 76. I was just explaining the missus how I thought that that Bangwa figure was holding a severed head and not a mask, as was suggested in the catalogue here. When you held the pole back, as I was doing on the photo, you looked straight in the head’s dead gaze. Presenting a severed head has always been a strong and awe-inspiring image.