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Prehistoric clay pot effigy of a human head, discovered in the Southeastern United States, 6.5 inches tall (est.  $1,000-$3,000).

Tribal and Native American artifacts from prehistoric to modern times in Helm Auction's online-only sale, April 14th

Released: February 28, 2018

EL CAJON, Calif. – More than 450 quality lots of tribal and Native American artifacts, spanning multiple categories and continents, will come up for bid in a Spring Fling online auction slated for Saturday, April 14th by Helm Auction, Inc. All lots may be viewed and bid on now, via the platforms and, plus on Helm’s site,   The auction features American Indian art, prints and paintings, prehistoric and pre-Colombian antiquities from North, Central and South America and Europe, to include arrowheads, axes, discoidals, birdstones, p...

Exhibition Focuses on The Influence of Primitive Art on European Modernism

Released: May 01, 2015

From May 12th through May 17th 2015, Cassera Arts Premiers in collaboration with Galerie Mourlot will present an exciting exhibition exploring the relationship between Primitive Art and Modern art.  The exhibition will feature museum quality traditional arts of Africa, Oceania & the Americas from the gallery of David Cassera juxtaposed with rare lithographs by Picasso, Matisse, Miró, Braque and more from the famous Mourlot Collection. At the beginning of the 20th century, artists such as Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, and Pablo Picasso, just to name a few, began ...

Baga Nimba (D'mba) Wooden Headdress.

Minerva Gallery to offer a fine selection of museum-quality Tribal Art at auction on July 25

Released: July 23, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.- Minerva Gallery will offer a fine selection of Tribal Art in auction Friday - July, 25th at 11 am EST. The selection includes a variety of museum quality pieces from a newly re-discovered Private collection that has not been on the market for over 15 years. The main attraction from this collection is a superb Nimba (D’mba) Baga Headdress from the Republic of Guinea. (Est $250k-$350k) The most important of the Baga art forms is the great mask, or Nimba. It represents the mother of fertility, protector of pregnant women, and presides over all agricultural ceremonie...

LOT 2: Massive Mosasaurus Prognathodon Fossilized Skull

Egyptian Sarcophagus with passport leads Artemis Gallery's June 13 auction

Released: June 04, 2014

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – On Friday, June 13th, Artemis Gallery LIVE will conduct a 350-lot auction of rare and outstanding ancient art, together with select classical and Pre-Columbian antiquities; and both prehistoric and historic Native-American art. A special section of the sale is devoted to the Dennis and Linda Brining collection of East African cultural art, which was appraised by The Smithsonian Institution’s expert Africanist Edward Cutler and deemed “of unparalleled quality.” Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. The Egyptian category – and the sale ov...

Lot 72: Rare Hohokam Sacatan Vessel, Lizard Motif, ca.  900-1100 CE.

Ancient / Ethnographic Art abounds in Artemis Gallery Live’s May 21 auction

Released: May 13, 2014

Boulder County, CO –Time for Round 2!  Artemis Gallery Live’s Ancient/Ethnographic Spring Variety Sale Part II will take place on May 21, 2014, hot on the heels of its wildly successful April predecessor. The sale will offer a wide range of ancient and ethnographic art, with nearly every lot starting below $400.      “So many bidders took advantage of our last variety sale to really add to their collections,” says Teresa Dodge, co-owner of Artemis Gallery Live. “Part II will offer the same authentic ancient art at knockout prices.”      Th...

Roman Redware Lamp, ca.  400 CE.  Est.  $500-$750

Artemis Gallery LIVE’s Spring Variety Sale to feature Ancient and Ethnographic Art

Released: April 14, 2014

Boulder County, CO – Out with the old… to make room for the new!  Artemis Gallery LIVE is cleaning house this April with a fun specialty sale guaranteed to please collectors and dealers alike.   Ancient/Ethnographic Spring Variety Auction, slated for Wednesday, April 16, 2014, offers a wide array of guaranteed ancient and ethnographic art from all over the world, all at unreserved prices.   “This is a great opportunity to really bulk up your collection, and maybe to nab a few pieces you typically wouldn’t spring for at auction.  Almost every lot starts below ...

A Mayan Stone Palma, ca.  550-950 CE.  Estimate $3,500-$4,500

Ancient, Ethnographic Art headline sale at Artemis Gallery LIVE, March 14

Released: March 05, 2014

Artemis Gallery LIVE is proud to present a spectacular one-day auction of the fine Antiquities, Pre-Columbian, Far Eastern, Native American, and Ethnographic art on Friday, March 14, 2014, the day before the infamous “Ides of March.”       “This auction is truly special,” says Teresa Dodge, owner of Artemis Gallery LIVE.  “Our usual offering of authentic ancient art is complemented by unique and exciting African, Native American, and Spanish Colonial pieces – it’s like taking a trip around the world, without leaving the comfort of your home… or your compute...

BEARDEN, Romare.  "Black American in Search of His Identity..." 1969 Mixed Media.

Clarke to Offer Important African-American Art on February 23rd.

Released: February 04, 2014

Clarke is proud to represent a number of works by African-American artists on February 23rd. The highlights of the fine art selection include such socially important artists as Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Sam Middleton, Marion Perkins, and Mitchell Caton. Of the several art works by Romare Bearden, one of particular cultural and historical importance is the pencil signed mixed media collage entitled “Black American in Search of His Identity…” The incredibly emotional and socially thought provoking piece was commissioned by the Brooklyn League of Afro-Americans and Brooklyn College for...

Metro Jazz, Etching 6x9" image.Limited Ed.  10 by HOYES

Caribbean Fine Arts Publishing offers New Etching Edition by HOYES

Released: January 08, 2014

Dear Collector As an established Painter, Printmaker, and Publisher Contemporary Intuitive Artist Bernard Hoyes has announced a special offering of one of his recent Etchings. Over the past forty years, Hoyes has produced Art that lends itself to the subtle differences of the Etching Medium. Since 1992, Hoyes adopted this medium as a means of expression, for its details, its intimacy and craftsmanship. The deliberate implied rhythmic lines and tonal gestures of The Revival Series (for which he is well known) have found new life. The mediums fluidity, intimate scale, and delicate calligr...

Bernard Stanley Hoyes

Visual Arts Master, Bernard Stanley Hoyes Paints Italy with a Touch of the Caribbean

Released: November 04, 2013

Los Angeles - Bernard Stanley Hoyes has vibrantly animated imaginations for over four decades now. Lauded for his keen ability to capture the radiant essence of island life on canvas, the visual master paints with fire in his brush. Italy is in for a torrid touch of the Caribbean as Hoyes joins a gathering of invited artists at the Gallery Mentana for their "International Independence" and "Light and Matter" exhibitions. "International Independence" opened last month and "Light and Matter" opens Saturday, November 2, 2013. Located in the heart of the historical center of Flore...

Montague J.  Dawson (1895-1973) The America's Cup Race 1962, Weatherly and Gretel, Oil on canvas.

Impressive Paintings Prevail at Gray’s May Auction

Released: May 03, 2013

Gray’s Auctioneers is pleased to announce their Fine Art, Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction, which will take place in Cleveland on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.  The auction features an eclectic array of art objects from across the globe, including African masks, Chinese jade, Persian rugs and German bisque dolls, as well as an impressive collection of paintings spanning the breadth of art historical periods and styles. One of the most important artworks included in the auction is Lot 29, a painting by notable British painter, Montague Dawson. The subject of Dawson’s image is the fie...

Detail of ivory pocket sundial made byJoseph Ducher, Nuremberg, ca.  1640.

Time and Time Again: How Science and Culture Shape the Past, Present, and Future

Released: April 17, 2013

Time:  We find it, keep it, measure it, obey it, rely on it, waste it, save it, chop it and try to stop it.  We organize our lives around it, and yet, do we really know what time is?  Drawing upon collections in Harvard’s scientific, historical, archaeological, anthropological, and natural history museums and libraries, this exhibition explores the answers given to that question in various ages by different world cultures and disciplines. Themes include time finding from nature and time keeping by human artifice.  Visitors will explore cultural beliefs about the c...

Bernard Hoyes, Blowin' Rags, Etching, 6x9" image size, edition 10, AP 5

Bernard Stanley Hoyes releases New Etchings

Released: April 05, 2013

Exclusive offer: “Blowin’ Rags” An innovative Etching process, by BERNARD STANLEY HOYES, 6”x 9” image size, on Arches Paper, 10”x14"  Reg. Price: $350. Click below to order 40% OFF COUPON CODE: ETCHING 04/05/2013 Dear Collector As an established Painter, Printmaker, and Publisher Contemporary Intuitive Artist Bernard Hoyes has announced a special offering of one of his recent Etchings. Over the past forty years, Hoyes has produced Art that lends itself to the subtle differences of the Etching Medium. Since 1992, Hoyes adopted this medium as a means of expression, for its d...

Hamilton Hamilton (American, 1847-1928), Oil on canvas, "Close of the Toilsome Day," 1884, $15,000-25,000

From Modern and Traditional Design to Fine Art, Jewelry, Fashion, Silver and Coins, Rago’s Three Day April Auction Has it All

Released: March 22, 2013

The Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its Rago Unreserved Auction on Friday, April 19 to begin a three day auction marathon, April 19-21.  This 1,028 lot Friday sale is followed by a 547 Estate Auction on Saturday, April 20 and a 610 lot Unreserved Jewelry, Fashion and Silver auction on Sunday, April 21.   “Rago’s Unreserved is the auction everyone can afford to love,” said Rago partner Miriam Tucker. “On Friday we’re selling over 1000 lots furnishings and art that are high style at great value. Our Saturday Estate auction features conservative estimates and ultra-rea...

Alexander III Imperial Russian Porcelain Plate, sold for $ 87,500

Rago's December 2012 Estates, Jewelry, Silver and Coin Auctions Bring the Year to a Close with $3 Million in Sales

Released: December 12, 2012

    Alexander III Imperial Russian porcelain plate sells for $87,500; pear-shaped diamond ring sells for $68,750; Russian silver desk set by Mikhail Ivanov sells for $18,750; Morgan silver dollar complete business strike set sells from $11,250.   Lambertville, NJ:   Rago Arts and Auction Center ended the year in spectacular style with a three day sale that totaled $2,999,625 (reflects buyer’s premium of 25%).   ·          Great Estates Weekend: $2,999,625 ·       &nbs...

Jewel Encrusted Mughal Dagger, $314,500

Mughal Dagger Tops $314,000 at Rago’s September 16th Auction

Released: September 19, 2012

    Mughal Dagger Tops $314,000 at Rago’s September 16th Auction   “Daggers such as this only come to auction once in a collector’s lifetime”   Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center’s 2000 lot auction on September 14, 15 and 16 would have been a great success without lot 2606. With it, Rago’s has made news. Lot 2606, catalogued as “jewel encrusted Mughal dagger,  Northern India, rare Kanhjar form, 18th/19th c. Quillon, grip and pommel in gold set with cabochon rubies, emeralds and diamonds stretched over iron, sheath with similar mountings, fin...

Lot 2627, George t.  Downing Abolitionist Papers, $6,000-8,000

Historic Correspondence Between Lincoln, Grant and African-American Abolitionist will Auction at Rago’s on September 16

Released: August 24, 2012

Lambertville, NJ:  On September 16, Rago’s will auction a collection of correspondence belonging to George T. Downing, an abolitionist, businessman and civil rights advocate.   Lot 2627 contains twenty letters, including one from Abraham Lincoln dated 1862, one from President Grant, and others from prominent civil rights leaders and abolitionists. It is estimated at $6,000-$8,000. It came to Rago’s from a private Pennsylvania collector who purchased it from a member of the Downing family.   George Downing was born in New York City on December 30, 1819 into a prom...

Cassera Arts Premiers Vancouver presents - VODU

Cassera Arts Premiers Vancouver Presents - VODU

Released: July 06, 2012

  Cassera Arts Premiers Vancouver Presents: VODU Traditional Ritual Art and Artifacts 7/13/12 - 8/3/12 Press Preview By appointment only Thursday 12th, July 2012 Opening Preview & Reception Friday 13th, July 2012 5-10pm Foot of Main Gallery 119 Main Street @ Alexander Vancouver, BC Canada Begining Friday the 13th of July, Cassera Arts Premiers Gallery (New York City and La Conner, Washington) will exhibit a selection of traditional art pieces from Africa, Oceania and the Americas all which have been created and used for ritualistic purposes. The title 'Vodu', also kn...

Maya Incensario with Overlord depiction 600-900 CE Polychrome ceramic H: 8 3/4 W: 10 in.  (Inv# 59699)

NYC tribal Week, Historically, New Yorkers have been the foremost collectors of Tribal Art

Released: April 16, 2012

PRESS RELEASE NYC Tribal Art Week® 2012 WHEN: May 7 - 13, 2012 WHERE: Upper East Side, New York City Visit Press Contact David A. Cassera Phone: 212-873-1937 Mobile: 310-691-9391 Email: Historically, New Yorkers have been among the foremost collectors of tribal art. New York politicians, artists, business leaders, professionals, fashion moguls and celebrities such as Helena Rubinstein, Nelson Rockefeller, Andy Warhol, John Friede, Armand Arman and Robert Mapplethorpe have solidified the international tribal art market rumored to now only exis...

John Wilson (American, born 1922), Black Despair (Black Soldier).  Signed and dated 1945, l.r.  Oil on masonite, 24” x 30”

Martha Richardson Fine Art to Present a Retrospective of Works by John Wilson at “AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries” March 15-18, 2012

Released: February 21, 2012

  Boston, Massachusetts - Martha Richardson Fine Art of Boston will present a retrospective of works by African American Boston artist John Wilson (b. 1922) at the fifth annual AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries, March 15-18, 2012 at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street in Boston's South End.  Martha Richardson, already known for her previous exhibition of John Wilson's prints and drawings now represents the artist in New England.  Wilson, a skilled painter, sculptor and printmaker, was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts ...

NYC Tribal Art Week

Tribal Art Takes Center Stage in New York City During 3rd Annual NYC Tribal Art Week™

Released: February 15, 2012

A wealth of gallery exhibitions, auctions, and events focused on tribal art will take place from May 7 - 13, 2012 in New York City. A consortium of leading specialists offered traditional African, Asian, Oceanic, American and Asian works of art of the highest quality, including rare masterpieces as well as more affordable items. New York Tribal Art Week™ was created by gallery owner and publisher of Art Tribal-Les Arts Premiers Magazine, David Cassera. "Last year the excitement of the Sotheby's auction had everyone enthrawled, there was a great atmosphere everywhere. I had a vision...

AOA Tribal Art Miami

AOA Tribal Art Miami Creates Buzz for Upcoming Art Basel Week

Released: November 02, 2011

Traditonal art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas will take center stage in Miami during Art Basel week with the first ever AOA Tribal Art, Miami show coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center November 30 - December 4. Explore how modern art was conceived. At the end of the 19th Century famous artists work from the likes of Picasso, Matisse and Braque were all profoundly influenced by the Art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas. This is the First exhibition ever in Miami during Art Basel Week to feature high quality traditional art from native cultures and first nations. Wit...

Image Courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries

Artfact Live! Offers Live Online Bidding at Swann African-American Art Auction

Released: September 29, 2011

(Beverly Hills, CA) Artfact Live! will offer live online bidding at Swann Auction Galleries’ African-American Art Auction on October 6, 2011.  Featured in this exciting auction are rare works of fine art by renowned artists such as Charles White, Norman Lewis, Hale Woodruff and many others.  A wide selection of additional paintings, fine prints and sculpture, all by African-American artists, is also included in the sale.  For additional information, or to bid live online from anywhere in the world on Artfact Live! please visit   Highligh...

Cassera Arts Premiers Gallery

Cassera Arts Premiers opens West Coast Location

Released: July 02, 2011

Cassera Arts Premiers Gallery Announces Its Grand Opening Cassera Gallery makes its west coast debut in La Conner, Washington, with an exciting selection of traditional art forms from Africa, Oceania and the Americas Seattle, WA, July 2, 2011 — Cassera Arts Premiers, a tribal (AOA) art gallery featuring a mix of sculptures, masks, ethnographic art and contemporary paintings has announced its soft opening July 1st and plans for their grand opening in La Conner, WA. The gallery will host the official opening on Friday, July 29, 2011 with a reception from 6:00pm-9:00pm. All are welcome...

Cassera Arts Premiers Gallery

Growing New York Tribal Art Week Follows Asia Week Blueprint

Released: May 21, 2011

Traditonal art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas takes center stage in New York City during the second annual New York Tribal Art Week® with a wealth of gallery exhibitons, auctions, and events focused on tribal art. From May 9 to 15, coinciding with tribal art auctions at Sotheby’s and Bonhams, a consortium of leading specialists offered traditional African, Asian, Oceanic, American and Asian works of art of the highest quality, including rare masterpieces as well as more affordable items: Participating Private Galleries Included: David Cassera, New York, NY & Seattle,WA Mark E...

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