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October 05 2011

Capt James Cook

The gallery was thrilled to acquire late in 2011 a highly important object collected by Capt James Cook on his Third Voyage to the Pacific in 1778 and negotiate its sale to the Museum of Anthropology at UBC with funding provided by the Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts.  This becomes the only object collected by Cook that can be seen in Canada.

Capt James Cook
May 28 2011

The Colour of My Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art

Donald Ellis Gallery acted as consultant and lent a number of works of art to the extraordinary The Colour of My Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art exhibition organized at the Vancouver Art Gallery:

May 28 - September 25, 2011

This important exhibition, the most comprehensive Surrealist survey ever seen in Canada and for the first time explores the relationship between the Surrealists and the Northwest Coast of Canada and Alaska.

The Colour of My Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art
January 21 2011

Winter Antiques Show

Donald Ellis Gallery’s recent exhibition in January in New York at the Winter Antiques Show was an overwhelming success.  The gallery broke several world records including the sale of the iconic Donati Studio mask, which became the most expensive Native American work of art ever sold.  The gallery had sales in excess of $10,000,000, which significantly surpassed the previous record of $7,100,000 at the sale of the Dundas Collection of Northwest Coast Art in 2006.  As a result of these activities the gallery received an enormous amount of press worldwide.

Economist
Wall Street Journal

Winter Antiques Show
January 05 2011

Announcing the New 2011 Catalogue

Donald Ellis Gallery is pleased to announce the publication of its 11th annual catalogue.  The 72 page full colour catalogue features over 40 outstanding objects including an exceptional pair of Eskimo masks from the collection of the Surrealist painter Enrico Donati, and a rare 18th century Tsimshiam Antler Club.  You may purchase the catalogue here.

Announcing the New 2011 Catalogue