Herb Alpert meets the Hunt Family of carvers for a soaring season-long exhibition.
The quest that began in 1972 led the Annenbergs to
a pole from Henry Hunt, an iconic figure in cultural preservation, a legendary carver among the First Nations people of Canada, and a Royal British Columbia Museum chief carver.
Herb Alpert in his Malibu studio (2019)
PHOTOGRAPH BY MARK DAVIDSON
Astute collectors, the late Walter and Leonore Annenberg graced their Rancho Mirage estate with an abundance of museum-caliber impressionist and modern art, antiquities, serving ware … and one totem pole.
“They wanted a ‘pole of distinction’ for their golf course,” says Anne Rowe, director of collections and exhibitions at Sunnylands Center & Gardens. “They researched carefully and consulted experts.”
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