(Auction Catalogue) Parke-Bernet Galleries, April 21 and April 29, 1966. (parts 1 and 2) THE HELENA RUBINSTEIN COLLECTION, African and Oceanic Art
New York. Parts 1 & 2: 250 pages, 262 lots auctioned (248 African, 14 Oceanic), 201 lots illustrated. Item #9092
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. Almost mint condition. Price list included.
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