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Lot 115: Sixteen books on African art
NATIVE AMERICAN & ETHNOGRAPHIC LIBRARY AND ARTIFACTS FROM JIM HAAS, PLUS ITEMS FROM PROMINENT SOUTHWEST COLLECTIONS
13 November 2016
San Francisco, CA, USALive Auction
Description: Icons - Ideals and Power in the Art of Africa, 1989, Herbert Cole; Art/Artifact, 1988, Arthur Danto et al; Four Dan Sculptors - Continuity and Change, 1986, Barbara C. Johnson; Art and Life in Africa - Selections from the Stanley Collection, 1985, Christopher Roy; Crowning Achievements - African Art of Dressing the Head, 1995, Mary Jo Arnoldi and Christine Mullen Kreamer; East of the Atlantic, West of the Congo - Art from Equatorial Africa, the Dwight and Blossom Strong Collection, 1995, Leon Siroto; African Sculpture - The Stanley Collection, 1979, Christopher Roy; Ceramics from Black Africa and Ancient America - from the Collection of Hans Wolf, Zurich, 1985, Karl-Ferdinand Schaedler; For Spirits and Kings - African Art from the Tishman Collection, 1981, Susan Vogel, editor; Sets, Series & Ensembles in African Art, 1985, George Nelson Preston; African Reflections - Art from Northeastern Zaire, 1990, Enid Schildkrout and Curtis A. Keim; African Masterpieces from Munich, 1987, Maria Kecskesi; Collecting African Art, 1979, Werner Gillon; African Sculpture, 1952, James Johnson Sweeney; Masks and Figures from Eastern and Southern Africa, 1967, Ladislav Holy; African Alchemy - Art for Healing in African Societies, 1994, Gregory Ghent; African Sculpture - from the Tara Collection, 1971, William Fagg
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.
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.