Lot 131: Thirty-one books and journals on Latin American art
NATIVE AMERICAN & ETHNOGRAPHIC LIBRARY AND ARTIFACTS FROM JIM HAAS, PLUS ITEMS FROM PROMINENT SOUTHWEST COLLECTIONS
13 November 2016
South San Francisco, CA, USALive Auction
Description: Wifredo Lam, 1986, Max-Pol Fouchet; Pedro Coronel, 1971, Justino Fernandez; Poleo, 1970, Frank Elgar; Ricardo Martinez, 1965, Ruben Bonifaz Nuno; Bassi, 1974, Salvador Elizondo; Frida Kahlo - the Brush of Anguish, 1990, Martha Zamora; Siqueiros, 1968, Mario de Micheli; Fernando Gamboa - Embajador del Arte Mexicano, 1991, Carmen Gaitan, editor; La Zona del Silencio - Ricardo Martinez, Gunther Gerzso, Luis Garcia Guerrero, 1975, Marta Traba; Pintura Actual: Mexico, 1966, Alfonso de Neuvillate; Aspects of Contemporary Mexican Painting, 1990, Edward J. Sullivan, curator; Art of the Fantastic - Latin America, 1920-1987, 1987, Holliday T. Day and Hollister Sturges; Hispanic Art in the United States - Thirty Contemporary Painters & Sculptors, 1987, John Beardsley and Jane Livingston; The Latin American Spirit: Art and Artists in the United States, 1920-1970, 1988, Luis R. Cancel et al; Texas Quarterly - The Braniff International Airways Collection: 107 South American Artists, 1965, Hans Beacham; Modern Mexican Painters, 1968, MacKinley Helm; 45 Contemporary Mexican Artists - a 20th Century Renaissance, 1951, Virginia Stewart; Young Mexicans, 1970, Jacqueline Barnitz; 10 Pintores Mexicanos, 1977, Alfonso de Neuvillate-Ortiz; Mexican Art & Life, a quarterly review, number 2, April, 1938; Mexican Painting: the Contemporary Masters, 1991, Iturralde Gallery; The Heart of Mexico - a Personal Choice, 1990, Riva Yares Gallery; Mexico - Arte Moderno, 1976, Galeria de Arte Misrachi; Mexico - Woman's Presence: Contemporary Art Exhibition, 1991, Galeria Grupo Arte Contemporaneo; Carmen Lomas Garza - Lo Real Maravilloso, 1987, Tomas Ybarra-Frausto and Terecita Romo; Armando Villegas, 1991, Vorpal Gallery; Jose Esteban Martinez, circa 1990, Vorpal Gallery; Leonora Carrington, 1988, Brewster Gallery; Mexican Folk Art from the Collection of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1984, Annie O'Neill, curator; The World of Haitian Painting, 1978, Deborah Dawson, exhibition coordinator
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.