Lot 114: Sixteen books on African art

Turner Auctions and Appraisals LLC

November 13, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
South San Francisco, CA, US
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Description: Visions of Africa - The Jerome L. Joss Collection of African Art at UCLA, 1994, Doran Ross, editor; Sleeping Beauties - The Jerome L. Joss Collection of African Headrests at UCLA, 1993, William J. Dewey; African Art in American Collections, 1989, Warren M. 
Robbins and Nancy Ingram Nooter; Praise Poems - the Katherine White Collection, 1984, Pamela McClusky; Astonishment & Power, 1993, Wyatt MacGaffey and Michael D. Harris; Remnants of Ritual - Selections from the Gelbard Collection of African Art, 2003, Arthur Bourgeois and Scott Rodolitz; Ceramics from Black Africa and Ancient America, 1985, Karl-Ferdinand Schaedler; Art of the Dogon - Selections from the Lester Wunderman collection, 1988, Kate Ezra; Yoruba Sculpture of West Africa, 1982, William Fagg and John Pemberton III; An Introduction to Benin Art and Technology, 1973, Philip J.C. Dark; Perspectives - Angles of African Art, 1987, James Baldwin et al; African Art in the Cycle of Life, 1987, Roy Sieber and Roslyn Adele Walker; A Survey of Zairian Art - The Bronson Collection, 1978, Joseph Cornet; Yoruba - Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought, 1989, Henry John Drewal and John Pemberton III with Rowland Abiodun; African Art, 1968, Pierre Meauze; Two Thousand Years Nigerian Art, 1977, Ekpo Eyo
Provenance: Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer the library and selected artifacts from the personal collection of Jim Haas, the noted, long-time specialist in Native American and Ethnographic Arts, who recently retired from Bonhams after 31 years with the company and its predecessor.  The sale also includes property from a major Southwest museum and estates of two long-time collectors:  the Furgatch Collection features contemporary Southwest pottery; the Nancy Florsheim Estate, Part 2, offers contemporary and prehistoric pottery and Southwest jewelry.  
Notes: “Please note that the various books, catalogues, and periodicals included in this lot are from a working reference library dealing with African, Oceanic, Southeast Asian tribal art, pre-Columbian art, Oriental rugs, fine art and photography. I used them during my professional career and as a private collector who bought and sold at auction. The variety here represents decades of searching out the literature that best enabled me to perform my duties as an auction house appraiser and cataloguer while keeping abreast of pricing and the current market demand. That said, potential bidders should be aware that in general, the various volumes are in good, serviceable condition. Some are excellent, others are poor. For a condition report on specific titles, please contact Turner Auctions and Appraisals.”
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