COMPLEX DANCE MASK

Wood, paint, sinew, vegetal fiber, cotton thread, replaced feathers Height 86.4 cm (34 in.) Village of Napaskiak, Kuskokwim Region, Alaska - circa 1890-1905
Provenance
Collected by Adams Hollis Twitchell; Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, New York, no. 9/3389; Acquired by Julius Carlebach, New York, 1944 Acquired by Enrico Donati, New York, NY, in January, 1945
Literature
Ellis, D. (ed), Art of the Arctic: Reflections of the Unseen (Masks), Black Dog Publishing, London, 2015, p. 45, pl. 8
Jennifer Field, Moon Dancers: Yup'ik Masks and the Surrealists, Di Donna Galleries, New York, 2018, pp. 90-93 and 141
Ades, Dawn (ed.), The Colour of My Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2011, pg. 8

Exhibited
Vancouver, Vancouver Art Gallery, 'The Colour of My Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art', May 28 - October 2, 2011; New York, Di Donna Galleries, 'Moon Dancers: Yup'ik Masks and the Surrealists', April 27 - June 29, 2018

EXHIBITOR

Donald Ellis Gallery

"Historical Native American Art"

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