New York: PARKE-BERNET GALLERIES, April 21 and April 29, 1966 (parts 1 and 2). Parts 1 & 2: 250 pages, 262 lots auctioned (248 African, 14 Oceanic), 201 lots illustrated. Item #15897
The Rubinstein auction, the benchmark primitive art sale of all time, overnight changed the art world's perception of primitive (tribal) art, most notably African art. Prices never before imagined were realized, and the extraordinary beauty of the objects in the collection was universally acknowledged. Fine-mint condition. Price list included.