a night at the auction

A Tsimshian polychromed wood face mask & A rare Northwest Coast club Tlingit or Tsimshian

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Article by David Silcox

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rt auctions are the nexus of money and desire. Passionate collectors of varying means, and those who wish they had greater means, are auction junkies. Even if you have limited funds, auctions provide a public spectacle where you can test your eye against collectors, curators, and dealers on a whole spectrum of art and …

TSIMSHIAN TREASURES: Repatriation and Questions of Ownership

Raven mask

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Article by Donna McAlear

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he Dundas Collection of Northwest Coast American Indian Art was purported by Sotheby’s to be the last significant field collection of northwest coast art held by a single private collector before 57 objects from it were dispersed by them in October 2006 for slightly more than $7 million (U.S.).1 Since then, the Dundas …