I am glad Dr. McKeown has done this sort of work. While Mon. L.S. may have deliberately "not known" the laws, he was in Hollywood circles where the general idea of cultural affiliation is well known from Lou Diamond Phillips to Will Studi to Russell Means, Native Americans have been a vocal presence on behalf of their cultural and legal rights for decades in Hollywood. Mon. L.S. and the French auctioneers are abusing international law for a buck-black market millions flow through the exhibition world of France and in those circles, collectors are in deliberate violation of international laws regarding antiquities. True Hopi do not "own" nature or its cosmic portals such as masks. European property laws stemming from John Locke and his convenient economics of profiting from the earth have made slaves of the earth, its resources and its spokepeople . Emancipate the masks for their true and necessary intentions in their homeland or be a slave owner, Monsieur.
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 23:12