Lot 118: Thirty-two books and auction catalogues on tribal and a
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: Arts Primitifs dans les Ateliers d'Artistes, 1967, Marcel Evrard et al; Exotische Kunst im Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, 1967, Dr. Waldemar Stohr et al; Expressions of Belief - Masterpieces of African, Oceanic and Indonesian Art from the Musuem Voor Volkenkunde, Rotterdam, 1988, Suzanne Greub, editor; Exotic Art, 1962, W. and B. Forman; Naissance de l'Art, 1948, Virgilio Gilardoni; Primitive Erotic Art, 1973, Philip Rawson, editor; Primitive Art - Pre-Columbian/North American Indian/African/Oceanic, 1979, Ferdinand Anton et al; Masterpieces of Primitive Art - The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection, 1978, Douglas Newton; Primitive Art, 1973, Michael Batterberry and Ariane Ruskin; Art of Oceania, Africa and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art, 1969, Douglas Newton et al; Treasures of the Lowie Museum, 1968, Albert Elsasser; The Tribal Eye, 1976, David Attenborough; Africa, Mediterranean, Oceania - Ethnic Art from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Baker, 1966, Ralph T.Coe; Emblems of Passage - Art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, 2002, Gregory Ghent; The Bay Area Collects: Art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas, 1982, Thomas Seligman and Kathleen Berrin; Primitive Art Masterworks, 1974, Douglas Newton et al; Aberrrations & Oddities - Curious Tribal Art, 2005, Gregory Ghent and Michael Auliso; Traditional Art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas 1973, Jane Powell Dwyer and Edward Bridgman Dwyer; African and Oceanic Art, 1968, Margaret Trowell and Hans Nevermann; African and Ancient Mexican Art - the Loran Collection, 1974, Thomas Seligman et al; Masterpieces from the Sir Henry Wellcome Collection at UCLA, 1965, Ralph Altman and Jack Carter; Sotheby Parke Bernet auction catalogues, London: several sales bound together as a single volume, including 5/9/77, 5/9/77 (The Pinto Collection), 6/27/77, 2/28/77, 4/4/77; several sales bound together as a single volume, including 7/12/77, 11/7/77, 11/8/77, 12/13/77; several sales bound together as a single volume, including 7/12-13/76, 10/11/76, 11/8/76, 12/20/76, 12/7/76; 7/10/73, also 3/26/73, 7/8/69, 12/2/68, 6/25/68; Sotheby's auction catalogues, New York: 5/26/82, 6/2-3/81, 5/22/80, 11/1/79
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.