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Hopi dance figure with coiled snake, estimated at $50,000-$75,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Peerless collection of Native American kachina dolls at Heritage, Oct. 14

Hopi dance figure with coiled snake, estimated at $50,000-$75,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions


Hopi dance figure with coiled snake, estimated at $50,000-$75,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – On October 14, Heritage Auctions will present the Alan Kessler Collection Ethnographic Art Signature® Auction, featuring selections from Kessler’s famed collection of Native American kachina dolls. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Southern Cheyenne painted hide shield, $53,125

Hindman hits $1.7M with Part II of Forrest Fenn Native American collection

Left, Southern Cheyenne painted hide shield from the September 8 Forrest Fenn collection sale, $53,125; right, Algonquian ball club from the September 9 Native American Art sale, $31,250

Left, Southern Cheyenne painted hide shield from the September 8 Forrest Fenn collection sale, $53,125; right, Algonquian ball club from the September 9 Native American Art sale, $31,250

CINCINNATI – Hindman kicked off September with two successful days of Native American Art sales, totaling more than $1.7 million. The series commenced with Part II of the Lifetime Collection of Forrest Fenn, continuing the strong results achieved during Part I in the spring. The following day, Session I of Native American Art brought equal enthusiasm, highlighted by the 19th century objects of the Great Lakes and Eastern Woodlands from the collection of Robert Streett of St. Louis and Navajo and Mexican textiles from the collection of Warren Ehrlich.

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Hopi pottery canteen attributed to Nampeyo, estimated at $4,000-$6,000

Impressive range of Native American art offered at John Moran, Oct. 4

Hopi pottery canteen attributed to Nampeyo, estimated at $4,000-$6,000

Hopi pottery canteen attributed to Nampeyo, estimated at $4,000-$6,000

LOS ANGELES — John Moran Auctioneers will hold its American Indian Art + Objects auction on Tuesday, October 4, starting at noon Pacific time. With close to 300 lots, this sale will feature a wide variety of art and objects made by indigenous North Americans, including both historic and contemporary pottery, jewelry, baskets, bronzes and fine art. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Robert Davidson’s (Haida), S’gan mask (Killer Whale mask), carved and painted red cedar, cedar bark, feathers and operculum shells, attained $54,458 plus the buyer’s premium in July 2021. Image courtesy of First Arts Premiers Inc. and LiveAuctioneers.

Indigenous Northwest Coast art speaks to collectors everywhere

Robert Davidson’s (Haida), S’gan mask (Killer Whale mask), carved and painted red cedar, cedar bark, feathers and operculum shells, attained $54,458 plus the buyer’s premium in July 2021. Image courtesy of First Arts Premiers Inc. and LiveAuctioneers.

Robert Davidson’s S’gan mask (Killer Whale mask), fashioned from carved and painted red cedar, cedar bark, feathers and operculum shells, attained $54,458 plus the buyer’s premium in July 2021. Image courtesy of First Arts Premiers Inc. and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — The arts and objects made by native and indigenous peoples in North America have long been of interest, not just in region where they were made but by collectors and admirers everywhere. This is no less true for the works of the Native American communities of the Northwest Coast of the continent.

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Silver Navajo cuff bracelet, estimated at $200-$400

Native American art library, Southwestern jewelry featured at Turner, Oct. 8

Silver Navajo cuff bracelet, estimated at $200-$400

Silver Navajo cuff bracelet, estimated at $200-$400

SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present an auction titled The Jim Haas Native American Art Library and a Collection of Southwest Jewelry on Saturday, October 8, starting at 10:30 am Pacific time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Kiowa boy’s beaded hide shirt and leggings, est. $30,000-$50,000

Wealth of Native American artifacts on offer at Hindman, Sept. 9

Kiowa boy’s beaded hide shirt and leggings, est. $30,000-$50,000

Kiowa boy’s beaded hide shirt and leggings, est. $30,000-$50,000

 

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CINCINNATI – Hindman’s September 9 Native American Art auction will feature a strong selection of material from the Eastern Woodlands and Great Lakes area, highlighted through the estate of Robert Streett of St. Louis, Missouri. Streett’s collection is an attractive assemblage of both rare and everyday utilitarian objects found throughout the Great Lakes region. Additionally, Navajo textiles and early Mexican saltillos will be offered from the collection of Warren Ehrlich. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Southern Cheyenne painted hide shield, est. $40,000-$60,000

Hindman hosts Part II of Forrest Fenn’s collection, Sept. 8

Southern Cheyenne painted hide shield, est. $40,000-$60,000

Southern Cheyenne painted hide shield, est. $40,000-$60,000

CINCINNATI – Building on the momentum from the sale of Part I, Hindman will present Part II of the collection of a fabled figure, Forrest Fenn, on Thursday, September 8. Through a stunning 172-lot selection of Native American art, The Lifetime Collection of Forrest Fenn, Part II will spotlight Fenn’s passion for Native American art, highlighted by his celebrated collection of strike-a-light bags and beadwork. A spectacular selection of dolls and monumentally-sized pottery and baskets are also among highly anticipated lots. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Pueblo buffalo hide shield, $27,500

Forrest Fenn’s Native American collection was a crowd-pleaser at Hindman

Pueblo buffalo hide shield, $27,500

Pueblo buffalo hide shield, $27,500

CINCINNATI – Legendary Santa Fe, New Mexico dealer Forrest Fenn’s collection was met with energetic bidding in Hindman Auctions’ June 9 sale, achieving $876,313 and a robust 95 percent sell-through rate. Bidders were clearly excited by this distinguished collection, with beadwork and Plains material leading the offering.

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Large Cochiti pottery storage jar, est. $20,000-$30,000

June 9 auction features Native American art dealer Forrest Fenn’s collection

Large Cochiti pottery storage jar, est. $20,000-$30,000

Large Cochiti pottery storage jar, est. $20,000-$30,000

CINCINNATI – Hindman Auctions will present Native American Art: The Lifetime Collection of Forrest Fenn on Thursday, June 9. A prominent Santa Fe, New Mexico dealer and collector, Fenn became internationally recognized for his hidden treasure. The collection exemplifies a lifetime of passion for Native American art while also demonstrating Fenn’s enthusiasm for discovery and history. Just as he enjoyed creating puzzles for others to ponder, he also found joy in uncovering and musing about his own treasures. This will be the first of two auctions offering selections from Fenn’s personal Native American art collection, with the second to be presented in the fall of 2022. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Harry B. Wagoner, ‘Desert Landscape,’ est. $3,000-$5,000

John Moran readies next Art of the American West sale for May 24

Harry B. Wagoner, ‘Desert Landscape,’ est. $3,000-$5,000

Harry B. Wagoner, ‘Desert Landscape,’ est. $3,000-$5,000

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers, Inc.’s first Art of the American West sale of 2022 will take place on Tuesday, May 24. Enthusiasts of Native American art as well as Western art will find abundant examples of pottery, textiles, basketry and beadwork as well as fine art, sculpture, Native American kachina figures and painted retablos. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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