49 Posts

Category: Clothing, Costumes & Masks

  • Art Fairs

    Paris: Parcours des Mondes, An Art Fair Built Around Stories

    If the latest edition of the Parcours des mondes can be characterized by the return of foreign dealers and collectors, then it confirms that­—despite an attempt to open up to Asia and antiquity—the DNA of the event remains resolutely traditional non-Western arts. Sowei mask, wood, pigment and plant fibers, total height:…

  • People

    Sam Singer: A Wide-Angle View of Oceanian, Indonesian and Himalayan Art

    Sam Singer is this year’s honorary president of Parcours des mondes, the must-see Paris exhibition of traditional non-European arts. He and his wife Sharon are major collectors of Oceanian, Indonesian and Himalayan art. Sam and Sharon Singer in front of a rare Faiwolmin shield (Papua New Guinea) at their San…

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Works By Fritz Scholder Highlight Bonhams Modern Native American Art Sale

    [L-R] Hollywood Indian #2, 1972, estimated at $30,000 – 50,000, Dartmouth Portrait #8, 1973, estimated at $100,000 – 150,000, and Hopi Snake Priest, 1972, estimated at $30,000 - 50,000, by Fritz Scholder. View Catalogue Los Angeles – On August 31, Bonhams will present its third annual Modern Native American Art sale in Los Angeles which will showcase important works…

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Artemis Gallery to host March 24 Exceptional Auction featuring museum-quality antiquities, Asian, ethnographic, fine and visual art

    Featured: Ancient Egyptian boat model discovered near Luxor, Ancient Greek pottery, exquisite Imperial Roman marbles, rare Pre-Columbian art, Asian sculptures, fossils BOULDER, Colo. – Discerning collectors of cultural art always look forward to Artemis Gallery’s auctions produced under the “Exceptional Antiquities” banner. That particular series of sales represents the finest…

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Artemis Gallery to offer cultural art collection of Oscar-winning actor Anthony Quinn in Feb. 27 online auction

    Portion of proceeds to benefit The Anthony Quinn Foundation, which funds arts scholarships and advocates for arts education BOULDER, Colo. – Artemis Gallery takes great pleasure in announcing a February 27 online auction consisting exclusively of cultural artworks acquired by screen legend and “Renaissance man” Anthony Quinn (1915-2001). A portion…

  • Auction Industry

    Louis Pierre Ledoux’s Collection of Sepik River Artifacts Comes to Auction

    This November, Willow Auction House will offer over 250 items from the anthropological explorations of Louis Pierre Ledoux. The young scholar set off for Papua New Guinea after graduating from Harvard University in the mid-1930s. Ledoux interacted with the Murik people of the eastern Sepik River region. He eventually gathered…

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    The Louis Pierre Ledoux Papua New Guinea Collection

    Adventurer, Academic, Industrialist: Louis Pierre Ledoux’s 1936 New Guinea Expedition Lincoln Park, NJ – October 4th, 2021 – Willow Auction House is proud to present The Louis  Pierre Ledoux Papua New Guinea Collection for Auction After a year of meticulous research, Willow Auction House is proud to announce the Louis Pierre…

  • Auction Industry

    The Long, Strange History of Napoleon Memorabilia at Auction

    Hat worn by Napoleon during campaign in Poland. Image from Sotheby’s. Few figures' successes and failures are under more constant review than those of Napoleon Bonaparte. His reign as Emperor of the French saw the building of one of the most ambitious empires in world history and the spread of…

    The Long, Strange History of Napoleon Memorabilia at Auction1
  • Auction Preview

    Bonhams Presents Items from Poker Jim, Edward Sheriff Curtis, Matthew Panana, and More

    Bonhams’ upcoming Native American art sale features a quilted shirt associated with Sap-Ut-Ka-Low-Nee (White Swan), also known as “Poker Jim.” Other notable items include a Hethuska Society painted hide along with an Edward Sheriff Curtis orotone photograph and a Matthew Panana sculpture.  Sap-Ut-Ka-Low-Nee (White Swan) was dubbed “Poker Jim” by…

    A Fort Berthold Man's Quilled Shirt, Associated With White Swan, Sap-ut-ka-low-nee (1844-1936), Also Known As Poker Jim
  • Auction Industry

    Christie’s Will Auction Pierre Matisse’s Teotihuacán Stone Mask and Other Pre-Columbian Artifacts in Upcoming Sale

    Pre-Columbian art includes tools, artifacts, and objects of the Caribbean and North, Central, and South America. The pre-Columbian era spans from around 3000 B.C.E. to the arrival of the Europeans in the early 16th century C.E. Pre-Columbian artifacts were created by the Aztecs, Maya, Inca, and other ethnic groups of…

    Christies Will Auction Pierre Matisses Teotihuacán Stone Mask and Other Pre-Columbian Artifacts in Upcoming Sale1
  • Auction Preview

    Ancient and Ethnographic Art Comes to Auction With Artemis Gallery

    The ancient city-state of Corinth was situated on the Isthmus of Corinth, connecting the Peloponnese to Greece. Since 1896, various archaeological excavations of Corinth have been conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Greek Ministry of Culture, revealing insights into antiquity. One of the key…

    Corinthian Aryballos Shielded Warriors, 1948 Provenance
  • Auction Preview

    Artemis Gallery Showcases Ancient Art from Around the World

    In pre-Columbian Peru, the Moche civilization thrived along the northern coast. They built complex cities and religious systems before the Inca came to dominate the region. Artemis Gallery’s upcoming Ancient & Ethnographic Art Through the Ages sale will highlight a pair of gilded copper earspools from this period. Silver and…

    Matched Moche Gilt Copper Earspools w- Silver Snails
  • Auction Preview

    Exceptional Antiquities, Asian, Ethnographic

    The Achaemenid Persian Empire, founded by Cyrus the Great in 550 BCE, is often regarded as one of the ancient world's largest civilizations. This Iron Age dynasty was a global hub of art, religion, culture, science, and technology. The Achaemenids were fond of gold and silver jewelry and often used…

    Achaemenid Gold Bracelets w- Turquoise, Garnets (pr)
  • Auction Preview

    Clearance - Ancient, Pre-Columbian, Ethno Art

    Under a powerful spell, Hercules killed his wife and children. Upon realizing, he was filled with guilt and went to the Oracle at Delphi and asked for her help. The oracle commanded Hercules to visit and serve his cousin, King Eurystheus, who would give him 12 tasks that Hercules must…

    Etruscan Bucchero Amphora w/ Animals, ex-Christie's
  • Auction Preview

    Antiquities | Asian | Ethnographic Art

    Iranian-American Abstract artist Masoud Yasami does not associate himself with any specific artistic group. Rather, his multi-dimensional artworks often experiment with space, color, illusion, balance, and chaos. As the artist states, “For many years I have dealt with gravitational force as the drama in my work; for example creating the illusion…

    18th C. European Brass Mortar and Pestle
  • Auction Preview

    Native American Art

    Traditional rattles are mostly associated with the shamans of the Tlingit Native American tribe. The Tlingit, whose name means “People of the Tides,” are indigenous to the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. Featured in the upcoming Native American Art auction, presented by Bonhams, is a Tlingit rattle carved in…

  • Auction Preview

    Western Decorative Arts & Objects

    In many Native American cultures, the deer is considered a messenger, a keeper of the Earth, and an animal of power. It symbolizes gentleness, safety, prosperity, and shelter. A Cherokee legend tells that the deer and the rabbit raced to see which was the fastest, but the rabbit cheated before the race.…

    California, Basketry Bowl
  • Auction Preview

    Tribal Art

    Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, set foot on the American continents during the 14th century. Before his arrival, however, Indigenous peoples had permanent settlements, cities, agriculture, architecture, earthworks, and complex societies. Native Americans have adapted to the new world but continue to practice their traditions and speak in their own…

    Large Amazonian Burden Basket, Wil
  • Auction Preview

    Ancient / Ethnographic From Around the World

    The Shang dynasty (c. 1600 - 1046 BCE), the second dynasty of China, brought numerous cultural advances such as the transition from stone and iron to industrialized bronze casting. The Shang dynasty also introduced bronze sacral vessels. One such vessel was the gui, a bronze ritual vessel used to relay…

    Chinese Shang Dynasty Bronze Lidded Gui w- TL
  • Auction Preview

    Ancient / Ethnographic Art Through The Ages

    The upcoming Ancient/ Ethnographic Art Through the Ages auction, presented by Artemis Gallery, features an Egyptian shabti. The funerary figurine was intended for Khaemwaset, the revered fourth son of Ramesses II. He was the first Egyptologist to document Egypt's Old Kingdom monuments, which were over 1,000 years old during his lifetime.…

    20th C. Indian Marble Carving of Durga & Lion Mount