Sotheby’s – American Indian Art

May 2nd, 2011 by

Sotheby’s May 18 sale of American Indian Art in New York will offer a rich selection of artwork from the Northwest Coast, Southwest, Plains, Eastern Woodlands and the Eskimo. Native traditions including porcupine quillwork, beadwork, basketry, blanket weaving and carving are well represented. There is also an exceptional group of contemporary paintings and sculpture from the Southwest.

The sale is distinguished by a number of private collections including The Bruce and Nancy Berman Collection of Navajo Blankets, which features weavings that date from the mid-19th century. A highlight is a rare and exceptionally dazzling wedge weave blanket. There are also several large and pristine rugs that reflect the enormous creativity found within the Navajo weaving tradition.