About Michael Hanson Oceanic Art
I am a private dealer of museum-quality Oceanic art committed to scholarship, connoisseurship and integrity. With a master’s degree in Oceanic art history from the University of California at Santa Barbara and 46 extended field collecting trips to the most remote regions of Papua New Guinea I pride myself on research and unparalleled field experience. It was in the villages where literally thousands of objects passed through my hands where I gathered the knowledge and eye for age, authenticity and quality. In the years since I have stopped field collecting, I have focused on finding great pieces fresh to the market from private collections all over the globe. Now with 25 years in the market I strive to acquire and sell the very finest objects with unquestionable authenticity, concrete provenance and of the highest aesthetic quality. So, I welcome you to peruse my website and call or email me directly with any comments, questions or collecting interests. In addition, if you currently have a collection of older South Pacific objects that you would like to sell or understand their current marketability, I would love to hear from you.
HOW IT WORKS
If you are interested in seeing Oceanic art objects currently for sale, they are in both the NEW ACQUISITIONS and ART OBJECTS sections of my website. The ARCHIVE with over 2000 objects illustrated are all pieces previously sold and no longer available. I have them in this section as a reference to understand the types and quality of objects I buy and sell.
I travel every month attending auctions and visiting private collections trying to acquire top quality South Pacific traditional art objects to post to my website. Normally I post 10 museum-quality items at noon Pacific Coast Time on the last day of each and every month—without fail for over 22 years running. These 10 pieces are the best I have been able to find and are by and large fresh to the market. While I strive to find the best objects I also try to price them reasonably and competitively. I am a specialist in the South Pacific and do not venture outside my area of expertise thus I guarantee the authenticity of all my pieces—100% and forever. So, if you are interested in getting notified the minute I post my New Acquisitions please JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST. You will only receive the one email a month. I do not badger my clients with numerous emails. My time is spent locating, buying, researching and presenting the very best objects possible.
I look forward to hearing from you.