Though commonly confused, American Western art mostly captures cowboys as the subject matter, while Native American art is an expression of life and tradition for the Native community. In the upcoming American Western Artwork and Native American Artwork auction, a selection of paintings, pottery, and sculptures representing both artistic movements will be available.
Featured in the auction is an oil painting by Thomas Hill. This 1880 work shows a group of Native Americans between canyons with blue skies and a waterfall in the background. The signed and dated painting comes in a decorative frame. Also highlighted in this Altermann Galleries & Auctioneers auction is a bronze polychrome sculpture by Dave McGary. The piece, titled Blessing of the Bear, Masterwork, shows two Native men in ceremonial poses. It is inscribed Dave McGary 2003 2/40 on the walnut base and includes the artist’s thumbprint. A black carved clay pot from Christ Martinez is also included. This pot features feather ornamentation and measures ten inches by 11 inches. It is signed by the artist on the underside. To view the entire collection and to register to bid, visit Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (275), Drawings & Watercolors (56), Paintings (219), Decorative Arts (91), Sculptures and Carvings (75)
# of Lots:373
Price Range:$600 - $125,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Thomas Hill | Yosemite Valley|| Estimate: |
|Olaf Wieghorst | Sheriff's Posse|| Estimate: |
|Dave McGary | Blessing of the Bear, Masterwork|| Estimate: |
|Mian Situ | Passing Time|| Estimate: |
|Wayne Baize | Pushed Up the Trail|| Estimate: |
|Chris Martinez | Black Carved Pot|| Estimate: |