Arthur Palmer - Aboriginal, Oceanic & Tribal Art

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Tribal Art - Buying and Selling

This blog will be devoted to discussing all aspects of buying and selling Tribal art and Artefacts, particularly in the areas of Australian Aboriginal and Oceanic material culture.

Aspects to be debated shall include:

  • Notions of collectability
  • Age
  • Beauty
  • Power
  • Energy
  • Aesthetics
  • Ethno-aesthetics
  • Provenance
  • Authentication
  • Anonymous masterpieces
  • Dealers, Collectors and Museums
  • Ethics of Field Collection
  • White men or white ants?
  • Building a significant collection
  • How to get a better return on your boomerang
  • eBay vs. Galleries and dealers vs. collectors and traders
  • Aboriginal Traditional vs. Contemporary
  • Investment market - what's hot what's not
  • Bargains - when is a cheap bargain an expensive error
  • Trends in Tribal and the Asmat Indicator
  • Is eBay and the power of overseas currency vaccuming Australia of all significant tribal pieces?
  • eBay and the impact of Australian Heratige Legislation
  • Museum quality?
  • Stone cut?
  • Pre contact?
  • Patina?
  • Condition?
  • Traditional?
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