Ethnographic Art Auction

Oct 3, 2021
110 Main Street, Gallatin (Nashville), TN, United States

Ethnographic Art & Artifacts: Includes Native American, Pre-Columbian, African, and Asian Art from several prominent collections including important items from:<br>
- Estates of Dr. Ora & Eleanor Eads of Nashville, Tennessee.*; <br>
- Jim "Hobo" Varsos (Alaska's Hobo Jim) of Soldotna, Alaska and Nashville, Tennessee*; <br>
- Dr. Stefan Petrescu, award winning concert violinist, Nashville, Tennessee and Sarasota, Florida;<br>
- Estate of Robert Wells, Arlington, Texas; <br>
- Don Poythress, Singer / Songwriter, Nashville, Tennessee.<br>

* Estate of Dr. Ora & Eleanor Eads, of Nashville, Tennessee. The Eads' Ethnographic Art & Artifacts collection is estimated to have included over one thousand rare and important items. In addition to the Eads Museum, portions of the collection are held in several museums and prominent public and private collections. Each artifact was carefully selected by the Eads for its significance and scarcity, acquired from the most reputable museums, private collections and dealers. The Eads' original documents relating to their lifetimes of collecting are held in the permanent archives at Tennessee Tech University.<br>
* Jim "Hobo" Varsos (Alaska's Hobo Jim) of Soldotna, Alaska and Nashville, Tennessee. World famous American folk singer-songwriter, and one of the most popular guitar players in Alaska. In 1994, Hobo Jim was named Alaska's official balladeer. A Life-long collector of rare art and artifacts from around the world, including Native American, Asian and African Art.<br>
* Dr. Stefan Petrescu has won numerous prizes as a violin soloist in his native Romania and has performed throughout Europe in cities such as Paris, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Bucharest as well as various cities in the United States including Cincinnati, New Orleans, and Nashville. He was concert master of the Constanta Symphony Orchestra in Romania both at home and during their tours in America and Western Europe. When not performing solos or chamber music, he composes for violin and has recorded a number of CDs which include both his own works and those of Vivaldi, Bruch, Sinding, Piazzolla, Vaughn Williams, and Milhaud. Mr. Petrescu is currently performing as concert master of the Tennessee Philharmonic Orchestra. He holds degrees from the George Enescu academy.

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