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DoneSat, Jul 15, 2017 11:00 AM EDT
Falls Church, VA, USA

Multi-Estate Ethnographic Auction. 7/15/2017

Quinn's Auction Galleries July 15th Ethnographic Art Auction features, among others, the works of two collectors, Claude"Nyabinghi" Creary and John Woodall. Through their artwork one can see just how personal collecting can be and how fascinating these different approaches often are. Nyabinghi started collecting African Art from the 1960's for over 50 years by way of his travels throughout Africa. In 1968 Nyabinghi opened his first of eight gift shops in Brooklyn N.Y. where he was able share his passion and his incredible collection with many. He had a vast knowledge of the many different cultures, tribes and people from whom he obtained his many art pieces. Form interaction with them, and subsequent learning, he was able to education many of his buyers, and have active discussions and debates about Africa and Africa art. His collection has been featured in videos as well as on various television shows. His art has been collected by many prominent as well as everyday people. Nyabinghi Gift Shops have been located in Brooklyn, Manhattan and most recently Atlanta Georgia since 2007 until 2016. The estate is comprised of his personal, private and business collection of African art and artifacts which is indeed vast and important. Nyabinghi was a prominent community figure, a respected elder who was known throughout the world. His passion for African art is well represented in this collection. John Woodall began his life in the arts as performance artist in Northern California during the 1970s and quickly became immersed in the Native American culture of the area. Woodall literally became a part of his collection spending time with the Hupa people learning to weave baskets in their distinct style. For Woodall, collecting became a process of sharing a lifestyle and experiencing the cultures from within. Understanding this helps us appreciate why he collected what he did. A unique collection, with a wide scope, Woodall's items reflect the special journey he took to ob