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Dance Mask

Yup’ik
Kuskokwim River, Alaska

ca. 1880

wood, paint, feathers
height: 7 7/8˝

Inventory # E3462c

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Provenance

The Fred Harvey Collection

Donation James B. Ford, 1917

Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, New York, NY; cat. no. 6/2467 

Acquired by Julius Carlebach, New York, NY; August 24, 1943 

Robert Lebel Collection, Paris, France; by descent to his son, Jean-Jacques Lebel 

Calmels Cohen, Paris, France, December 4, 2006; lot 15

Donald Ellis Gallery, New York, NY 

Private collection

Exhibited

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON; November 2008 to present

“The Colour of my Dreams: Surrealism and Revolution in Art,” Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC; May 28–September 25, 2011

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

Published

Masques eskimo d’Alaska, Danielle Amez (ed.); Saint-Vit, France, Éditions Amez, 1991; pg. 202

The Colour of My Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art, Ades, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Douglas & McIntyre, 2011; pg. 257

Moon Dancers: Yup'ik Masks and the Surrealists, Field, Jennifer (Ed.), Di Donna Galleries, New York, 2018, pgs. 82-83, 140

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Fienup-Riordan, Ann. The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996, pgs. 105, 152 & 153

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