Gallery- New York
Gallery) An important early Maori head (New Zealand) with "moko"
Gallery) 18th-19th C. Native American Woodland Indian Ballhead war
was good to see Jonathan Hope from the UK join the show this year. He
and Rudolf Smend were exhibiting a fine quality selection of textiles.
Eglinton-NY) A Lobi figure (Photo
Zemanek- Germany, with a finely carved Yoruba Maternity kneeling bowl-barer
Zemanek) Nigerian Igbo face Mask
Zemanek) A 19th C. Eket Figure (Nigeria) from the Webster Collection.
See inscription on back.
Becker- New World Antiquities with a Northwest Coast Haida(?) Mask
Becker- New World Antiquities) An Eskimo Nunivak Island mask
Becker) A Colima Shaman Acrobat
to left) Neil Becker, Kip McKesson and his wife
Oakes Tribal Art- San Francisco (Callie and Sheridan Oakes)
Sheridan fabricates many of the art display stands for dealers in the Bay Area.
Cassera and Family
Heathcote, with a very early Solomon Island kneeling female figure.
Item was their catalog submission piece.
Heathcote) A Vanuatu Ambrym Island janus staff
Wayne has not been in
attendance for several years but the booth is staffed by Jack Sadovnick and
Wayne's brother Volker. They likely had the strongest sales of the fair. You'll
notice to the right of Volker (far right) is an Indonesian Tau tau figure
from the Toraja people of Sulawesi. Its worth noting since there was a
buzz about its fine quality. I understand it sold quickly.
Heathcote) A Vanuatu Rambaramp effigy figure
Cooner- Dallas, Looking great as always
Cooner) I liked his Songye kifwebe mask.
Cooner) A fine Naga headhunter hip ornament
Frank- NY, with a New Caledonian Kanak mask
Frank) Nigerian Ijaw mask
Frank) A Middle Sepik pre-contact lime stopper finial with original rattan.
Frank) A selection of fine Dayak "tun tun" pig trap sticks
colorful object is a Iban-Dayak ceremonial Hornbill bird effigy. It
is one of the most elaborately made art types in Indonesia.
Mackley- PA, with a righteous early Solomon canoe prow figurehead from
Naoum, with a Lwalwa mask
Loux- San Francisco, standing next to an old Nepalese post
Loux) I like the elongated face and serene countenance
Loux) In person this Nepalese mask radiated mojo. (right) A
superb Naga Hip Ornament with horns.
for Eternity (Howard Nowes) NY, with a Senufo Buffalo Helmet mask, Ex. Allan
for Eternity (Howard Nowes) An ancient Winiama carved wood shrine
figure from Burkina Faso
of Insite Antiques & Design- San Francisco
of Insite Antiques & Design. A Bamileke stool
from Cameroon-- quite a good one too!
Naegele Fine Art- NY. (Left to Right) Amyas, Professor Ray
Reichert and Skip Cole (Professor Emeritus of African Art History from UCSB)
Mestdagh- Brussels. The maestro's booth is like music notes.
Mestdagh- A sweet little Marquesas Island Stilt step next to an
ancient Peruvian (I think?) disk-like stone "mirror"
Mestdagh- Hawaiian bowl with repairs
Mestdagh- a paint decorated N. Philippine Shield
ending on a happy note.... Lin Willis and Feelie Lee (Right)