Jun 032011
 
Sotheby’s: Northwest Coast Horn Bowl

Sotheby’s: Northwest Coast Horn Bowl

Sotheby’s auction of American Indian Art on May 18 2011 in New York resulted in total sales of $4,809,502 US. Eighteen of the lots were from the northwest coast. Of these, the highest result came from a horn bowl, only 8 inches long, but beautifully carved in the shape of a bird, incised with figures. In spite of an estimate of US$30-50,000, it sold at US$146,500. The bowl was formerly in the collection of the Pitt Rivers Museum in England, then a private French collection.

Sotheby’s: Bella Coola wood headdress

Sotheby’s: Bella Coola wood headdress

A Nuxalk headdress from Bella Coola depicting a bird, estimated at US$10-15,000, sold for US$25,000. See http://www.sothebys.com

Apr 062011
 

A Northwest Coast Chilkat blanket, decorated with Human faces and salmon on a white ground, with black and yellow border.

A Northwest Coast Chilkat blanket, decorated with Human faces and salmon on a white ground, with black and yellow border.

Maynard’s Art & Antiques auction of Northwest Coast and Inuit Art is on April 20 2011, at 1837 Main Street in Vancouver. A 66 x 48: Chilkat blanket is estimated to sell at $20-30,000. A Donnie Edenshaw mounted argillite pendant is estimated at $1000 to $1500, and a Robert Davidson silkscreen print of a Sea Monster is estimated to sell at $300.

Maynard’s Contemporary Art sale on May 5 includes a large 1998 painting by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, estimated at $30,000-35,000. See http://www.maynards.com

Mar 162011
 

 

Tlingit Chilkat Child's Blanket
Tlingit Chilkat Child’s Blanket

An auction will be held on March 25 at Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati where several Northwest coast items will be offered for sale: a child’s Chilkat blanket, estimated at $10,000, and a carved Haida bowl ca 1900, 12” inches long, estimated at $1000. For more information, see

http://www.cowanauctions.com/auctions/catalog.aspx?SaleId=194

In Vancouver, Maynard’s Fine Art & Antiques will hold an auction of Northwest Coast and Inuit art on April 20, 2011 at 6pm

Nov 252010
 

In Vancouver, the Lattimer Gallery’s annual Bentwood Boxes for Charity will run from November 27 to December 10 2010. It is a silent auction of small hand-made cedar boxes decorated by northwest coast First Nations artists that will be sold in a silent auction, partly to raise money for the Aboriginal Health program at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. The boxes will be displayed at the Lattimer Gallery and the gallery’s website at http://www.lattimergallery.com.

Steam-bent Bentwood Box. Photo from http://lattimergallery.blogspot.com

Steam-bent Bentwood Box. Photo from http://lattimergallery.blogspot.com

There is an opening reception for the project on December 3 from 5 to 8 pm at the gallery at 1590 West 2nd Avenue in Vancouver. Tickets for reception are $30, to donate holiday gifts to foster children. Call 604 788 0042.

Nov 132010
 

A 19th c. Northwest Coast moon mask  Sold for $73,600

A 19th c. Northwest Coast moon mask Sold for $73,600

Maynard’s Arts & Antiques Northwest Coast and Inuit Art Auction was held in Vancouver on October 27 2010, with over 100 lots offered for sale. A Coast Salish human figure bowl went for $20,000, a Bill Reid silkscreen print Haida Grizzly Bear 1977 sold for $700, and three Tlingit horn spoons for $900, $420 and $120 respectively. Most baskets sold close to their estimated price. For more information see http://www.maynards.com