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Complex Dance Mask

Yup’ik
Kuskokwim River, Alaska 

ca. 1880

wood, paint, feathers
height: 35˝

Inventory # CE4298

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Provenance

Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, New York, No. 10/8073
Acquired by Julius Carlebach, New York, NY

Acquired by Enrico Donati, New York, NY, in January, 1945

Donald Ellis Gallery, New York, NY

Private Collection, New York, NY

Exhibited

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, De Young Museum: The Surreal World of Enrico Donati, June 9, 2007 – September 2, 2007

The Colour of My Dreams, Vancouver Art Gallery, May 28 – October 2, 2011

"Moon Dancers: Yup'ik Masks and the Surrealists", Di Donna Galleries, New York, April 27 – June 29, 2018

Published

Burgard, Timothy. The Surreal World of Enrico Donati. 
San Francisco: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2007, pg. 53

The Colour Of My Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2011, pg. 243

Art of the Arctic: Reflections of the Unseen (Masks), Ellis, Black Dog Publishing, London, 2015, ps. 39. pl. 5

Moon Dancers: Yup'ik Masks and the Surrealists, Field, Jennifer (Ed.), Di Donna Galleries, New York, 2018, pgs. 102-103, 141

Related Examples

Museum fur Volkerkunde, Hamburg, Germany - See: Rubin, William. Primitivism in 20th Century Art. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1988, pg. 576 and Amez, Daniele (ed.). Masques Eskimo D’Alaska. Editions Amez, 1991, pgs. 258-259

Detroit Institute of Arts – See: Penney, David and Longfish, George C. Native American Art. Westport: Hugh Lauter Levine and Associates, 1994, pg. 242

Private collection, Connecticut – See: Masques Eskimo D’Alaska. Editions Amez, 1991, pgs. 250-251

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