A giant, physically, and a giant in the business world. Michael Richardson of Dark Horse. A local icon. He was a lot of fun—seemed to enjoy the African art and we had an amazing conversation. I think things are gonna happen…stay tuned.
Of the largest African tribal art collection in the United States? I call it Discover African Art We have thousands of masks, statues, bronzes, textiles, furniture pieces – you name it.
DAA is more about selling the decorative and fun pieces rather than the snobby collector pieces, which I also have many of. I am happy to discuss this dynamic if you’re curious. I’m also kinda proud of the fact that I have donated a large number of pieces to Central City Concern. Folks who visit their offices will see great examples (pics below). I feel strongly that it makes a difference in the community, particularly for the African-Americans they serve. Hardly anybody has seen this kind of material before.
But just because it’s African doesn’t mean a non-African can’t appreciate it. I was drawn to it originally back in 2015 when I discovered eBay. I didn’t even think about skin color or culture. I just liked the art—and still do.
One that helps African-American men who are released from prison to find resources to reintegrate into society. I donated a lot of African art to decorate their new location and I think a lot of folks will dig it.
Most people have never seen this kind of art, so it will be interesting to see the response.
This article gives great info about this meaningful program.
Willie Fiers, a Flip the Script alumnus, calls the parole system “an invisible program” contributing to keeping formerly incarcerated people down. (Photo by Brian Oaster)
but not too many people have seen the extent that I’ve gone to. If you go to the Dave Dahl Collection page, you can see not only the Penthouse show, but also, six views of my warehouse and showroom in Eagle Creek, OR. Visitors are welcome!