Tribal Art: 2016-2017 Lecture Series - On Demand
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May 1, 2017 | 5:50pm - 8:00pm
The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
Grand Gallery
New York, NY

Craig DeLora, DeLora Tribal Art
Wine and Welcome - 5:50pm
Lecture - 6:10pm
Reception - 7:20pm

Whether it is the tropical savannahs of sub-Saharan Africa or the mythical jungles of Papua New Guinea, indigenous peoples have created some of the most powerful and beautiful works of art ever seen. These works have had a profound influence on Western art when first seen by the avant-garde and incorporated into their own master-works.

These objects, whether dance masks, village fetishes, miniature pendants or musical instruments, were never created as art for art’s sake. They were ritual or utilitarian objects for day-to-day life.

The magic of owning these objects became infectious and turned into larger collections focusing on the objects’ beauty and power as “Art”.

In this lecture, Craig DeLora will focus on the how to determine authenticity and value of tribal works, and the near “forensic” approach needed to deduce what makes something authentic.

Tourist objects will be mentioned, and we will see the difference between a literal tourist object and a pre-meditated fake. The tribal art market is a virtual minefield, and this lecture will help navigate the dangerous territory.


1.5 CE credits

Sponsored by:



Craig DeLora has been involved with Tribal art for over 20 years,
mentored by world renowned dealers and collectors, including Bruce Frank, Michael Oliver and Dr. Noble Endicott. 

Starting as a collector, DeLora’s passion turned into a profession when he became a dealer specializing  in sub-Saharan African art. As a dealer, he exhibited internationally both in the United States & Europe. DeLora was also tasked to be on the vetting teams for all of the Caskey Lees tribal art shows. 

Tribal art with Craig DeLora provenance is to be found in some of the most important collections in the world including but not limited to the Vanderstrate collection, Udo Horstman; A.J.P Meyer; Marc Leo Felix ;the late playwright Edward Albee and Sotheby’s & Christies auctions. 

DeLora appraises and consults for leading e-commerce art websites as well as for private collectors and dealers across the globe.

Free  Associate and Student Members RSVP required
$10   Members
$20   General Admission

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PLEASE NOTE: Jeans are not permitted, and men are required to wear jackets at the National Arts Club. For more information on the dress code, please visit the National Arts Club's website.


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