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

Jun 032011
 
Cumshewa, Haida, Haida Gwaii, 1968. Photo: Adelaide de Menil

Cumshewa, Haida, Haida Gwaii, 1968. Photo: Adelaide de Menil

Revisiting the Silence continues at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art at 639 Hornby Street, just a block from the Vancouver Art Gallery. This exhibition of photographs by Adelaide de Menil of the ancient poles and forests of the Northwest coast was curated by Peter Morin. We see the last standing place for many of the older poles before their removal by museums or their return to the earth.

The curator of the show, Tahltan artist Peter Morin, will be speaking on Sunday June 5 at 3 pm, on his curatorial approach. Revisiting the Silence has been extended to June 12 2011.

The next featured exhibition at the Bill Reid Gallery is Bill Reid and the Haida Canoe, from June 22 through October 23 2011. Photographs by Phil Hersee and Robert Semeniuk portray the revival of canoe culture along the western coast. See http://www.billreidgallery.ca

Apr 062011
 

In Los Angeles, the Autry National Center has a new installation in its lobby of First Nations objects from the Southwest Museum of the American Indian collection, which it has amalgamted. A Haida hat with ten rings, created about 1907, was chosen for the exhibit. To view Northwest coast objects in the Autry collection, look in their database: http://collections.theautry.org/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=ks

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