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Shiprock Gallery was inspired by the New Mexican town of the same name, which is located on the Navajo reservation where founder and fifth-generation art dealer Jed Foutz was raised. Foutz specializes in the work of Native American artists, with cases and cases of turquoise jewelry and a much-photographed “rug room” with a huge selection of original weavings (in addition to historic pieces, he shows new exhibitions of work by living artists, which often include painting, photography, and sculpture). Pieces of this quality don’t come cheap—beginner collectors might want to spend some time in the trading post section, which features cases of jewelry and weavings that all come in under $1,000. If you’ve got a bit of time to spare, ask the salespeople about the provenance of the building itself, which has a history that’s just as fascinating as the works on display.

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