Lot 89: Twenty-three books on the art and culture of Indonesia,
NATIVE AMERICAN & ETHNOGRAPHIC LIBRARY AND ARTIFACTS FROM JIM HAAS, PLUS ITEMS FROM PROMINENT SOUTHWEST COLLECTIONS
November 13, 2016
San Francisco, CA, USALive Auction
Description: Beyond the Java Sea - Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands, 1991, Paul Michael Taylor and Lorraine V. Aragon; Islands and Ancestors - Indigenous Styles of Southeast Asia, 1988, John Paul Barbier and Douglas Newton; Art of Indonesia, 1972, Tibor Bodrogi; Indonesian Art, 1948, The Art Institute of Chicago; Arc of the Ancestors - Indonesian Art from the Jerome L. Joss collection at UCLA, 1994, Jerome Feldman; Decorative Art in Indonesian Textiles, 1964, Laurens Langewis and Frits A. Wagner; Indonesian Textiles, 1979 Proceedings of The Textile Museum, Washington D.C., Mattiebelle Gittinger, editor; Batiks, 1969, John Irwin and Veronica Murphy; Master Dyers to the World, 1982, Mattiebelle Gittinger; Splendid Symbols - Textiles and Tradition in Indonesia, 1979, Mattiebelle Gittinger; Textile Traditions of Indonesia, 1977, Mary Hunt Kahlenberg; The World of Indonesian Textiles, 1981, Wanda Warming and Michael Gaworski; Thomas Murray - Asiatica-Ethnographica, a sale catalogue of Indonesian tribal art, 2001; Raksaka - an Exhibition of Large and Important Indonesian Sculptures, 1992, Irwan Holmes and the Kesenian Group; Ring of Fire - an Indonesian Odyssey, 1991, Lawrence and Lorne Blair; Power and Gold - Jewelry from Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philppines, 1990, Susan Rodgers; Protection, Power and Display - Shields of Island Southeast Asia and Melanesia,1995, Andrew Tavarelli, editor; The People and Art of the Philippines, 1981, Father Gabriel Casal and Regalado Trota Jose Jr., et al; From the Philippines: Northern Tribal Art, 1998, Signe Mayfield; Ten Southeast Asian Tribes from Five Countries, 2008, David Howard; The Nagas - Hill Peoples of Northeast India, 1998, Julian Jacobs; The Art of the North-east Frontier of India (a photocopied, hard-bound, unauthorized version), 1959, Verrier Elwin; Australian Aboriginal Art, 1964, Ronald Berndt, editor; Time Before Morning - Art and Myth of the Australian Aborigines, 1975, Louis A. Allen
Notes: Please note that the various books, catalogues, and periodicals included in this lot are from a working reference library dealing with African, Oceanic, Southeast Asian tribal art, pre-Columbian art, Oriental rugs, fine art and photography. I used them during my professional career and as a private collector who bought and sold at auction. The variety here represents decades of searching out the literature that best enabled me to perform my duties as an auction house appraiser and cataloguer while keeping abreast of pricing and the current market demand. That said, potential bidders should be aware that in general, the various volumes are in good, serviceable condition. Some are excellent, others are poor. For a condition report on specific titles, please contact Turner Auctions and Appraisals.
Provenance: Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer the library and selected artifacts from the personal collection of Jim Haas, the noted, long-time specialist in Native American and Ethnographic Arts, who recently retired from Bonhams after 31 years with the company and its predecessor. The sale also includes property from a major Southwest museum and estates of two long-time collectors: the Furgatch Collection features contemporary Southwest pottery; the Nancy Florsheim Estate, Part 2, offers contemporary and prehistoric pottery and Southwest jewelry.