Art of the Arctic: Reflections of the Unseen by Donald Ellis, Dawn Ades, Colin Browne, Marie Mauze
4to. pp. 256. profusely illustrated. hardcover boards. dw. London: Black Dog Publishing, 2015.
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Art of the Arctic: Reflections of the Unseen examines the history and artistic influence of Inuit masks and ivories. The first half of the book illustrates and discusses 49 important and rare Inuit masks, collected over the last 40 years, and the relationship between these masks and their profound, but often understated influence on the Surrealists discussed in three in-depth essays. The second half of the book, in a tumble format, illustrates the Wolf Collection of ancient Inuit art from 200 BC to the eighteenth century.