Lot 116: Twenty-three 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: Fonctions Sociologiques des Figurines de Culte Hamba dans la Societe et dans la Culture Tshokwe (Angola), 1971, Mesquitela Lima; Afrikanische Keramick, 1984, Arnulf Stoessel; Ceramics from Black Africa and Ancient America from the Collection of Hans Wolf, Zurich, 1985, Karl-Ferdinand Schaedler; Armes Blanches de l'Afrique Noire, 1974, Alain Jacob; Bela Hein: Grand Initie des Ivoires Lega, 2001, Bernard de Grunne; Sculpture of Black Africa - the Paul Tishman Collection, 1968, Roy Sieber and Arnold Rubin; African and Ancient Mexican Art - the Earl Loran Collection, Thomas Seligman et al; Expressions of Cameroon Art - the Franklin Collection, 1986, Tamara Northern; An Exhibition of Baule Sculptures, undated, The Arcade Gallery; Afro-American Arts of the Suriname Rain Forest, 1980, Sally and Richard Price; Emotions in Motion, 1990, E.A. Dagan; Three Rivers of Nigeria, 1978, Marcilene Wittmer and William Arnett; Treasures of Ancient Nigeria, 1980, Ekpo Eyo and Frank Willett; African Alchemy, 1994, Gregory Ghent; East of the Atlantic, West of the Congo - the Dwight and Blossom Strong Collection, 1995, Leon Siroto; Sounding Forms - African Musical Instruments, 1989, Marie-Therese Brincard, editor; The Four Moments of the Sun, 1981, Robert Farris Thompson and Joseph Cornet; The Art of Cameroon, 1984, Tamara Northern; Gods Spirits Ancestors - African Sculpture from Private German Collections, 1992, Karl-Ferdinand Schaedler; Art from Zaire - 100 Masterworks from the National Collection, 1975, Joseph Cornet; Africa and the Renaissance - Art in Ivory, 1988, Ezio Bassani and William Fagg; Wild Spirits/Strong Medicine - African Art and the Wilderness, 1989, Martha G. Anderson and Christine Mullen Kreamer; Closeup - Lessons in the Art of Seeing African Sculpture, 1991, Jerry Thompson and Susan Vogel
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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