The Specialized world of primitive art is evolving rapidly as dealers in African objects avidly deplete supplies and collectors become increasingly disriminating about the quality and authenticity of the works they acquire.

Renaud Riley of 2R Ritual Gallery has worked for 17 years in the field. He believes that in spite of the many copies and forgeries that have flooded the market as a result of the explosion of interest in this field, there are still objects of the hightest aesthetic quality in the collections of individuals who started acquiring African art early on, and he travels throughout the United States and Europe meticulously seeking out these works.