Morton Lipkin
Lipkin, Morton
Morton "Mort" Lipkin, 85, of Phoenix, passed on February 15, 2012 of natural causes. Mort was born July 24, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from NYU and proudly served his country in World War II in the Navy. Mort is survived by his wife of 51 years Rebecca, son Brian, daughter Linda (Joe) Freedman and their son and the apple of his eye, his grandson Jacob Standford Freedman. Graveside services will be held Monday, February 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Green Acres Cemetery, 401 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

Published by The Arizona Republic on Feb. 19, 2012.
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We will miss Mort and we send out our condolences to his family. We always enjoyed our Pre-Columbian dealings with him. We could count on him being fair and honest and, most of all, interested in and knowledgeable about the objects. His sense of humor was well honed and he was a delight to be around. Bob and Marianne Huber
Bob + Marianne Huber
February 19, 2012
Mort was my mentor in Pre-Columbian art and a great example in the beginning of my career of how you should conduct your business as an art dealer. More importantly Mort was a good man that to my knowledge never spoke a bad word about anybody. In fact if I were to sum up how his colleagues regarded him, I would say that Mort was Switzerland. And on many ocassions Mort managed to find a way to bring warring parties together. Mort was one of the few remaining old school tribal art dealers that began in the 1950's and worked as a generalist in such disparate fields as Oceanic, African, Pre-Columbian and arts of India. He was a respected expert recently providing the introduction to the Sothebys catalog of the Bill Brill collection which was amassed largely through his expertise.
Mort was understandably dismayed by today's fast paced, unpredictable and very impersonal tribal art market. He was very grateful to have begun his career when he did. Mort will be missed but certainly will be remembered for the contribution he made to the field. JB
John Buxton
February 19, 2012
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