The Elegance of Menace: Aesthetics of New Guinea Art describes some key aesthetic criteria that differentiates great New Guinea art from the rest. Forty-two superb pieces are individually described and grouped into six aesthetic categories. Characteristics such as age, technical virtuosity, clarity, color, departures from the norm and the affecting presence are discussed in relation to understanding and evaluating New Guinea art. The catalog is my attempt to clearly and concisely discuss those qualities that make New Guinea art some of the most expressive and compelling in the world. The catalog has 96 pages. Catalog is currently not available for sale.