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News about Polynesian Antiques
HONOLULU (AP) – Bishop Museum is paying tribute to the first Polynesian to receive widespread recognition for his research and scholarship on Pacific cultures. The Honolulu museum’s newly renovated Pacific Hall will showcase Sir Peter H. Buck, also known as Te Rangi Hiroa. Buck served as Bishop Museum’s director for 15 years starting in 1936. […]
BOULDER, Colo. – Authenticity and provenance form the bedrock of Artemis Gallery’s auction business. In their beautifully illustrated catalogs, the company provides bidders with a virtual history lesson in each of its expertly written catalog descriptions. Scrupulously researched, each item is described in depth and tagged with a record of former ownership and previous appearances […]
OAKLAND, Calif. – Clars Auction Gallery will present the personal oceanic and tribal collections of Richard Kelton of Marina Del Rey, Calif., to the market. Clars will be offering these two extensive collections over the course of their January, February and March 2020 sales with the first installment to be presented on Saturday, Jan. 18. […]
NEW YORK – Motherhood in art is a theme as old as time. From antiquity, religious icons were created to depict saintly images of the Madonna and the Christ Child to romanticized visions among the Impressionists in the 19th century to more modern visions, warts and all.