Bidsquare-Exclusive Auction Connects Contemporary and Historical American ArtNov 14, 2020 15:00 EST
British painter David Shepherd was working as an aviation artist when he visited Kenya for the first time in the 1960s. The trip prompted the development of his now-iconic depictions of African wildlife. Available in Coeur d’Alene Art Auction’s upcoming sale is Serengeti Skies, a 1977 painting from Shepherd. “Although I generally find most inspiration in the hot, dry, yellow bush of Africa, the Serengeti Plains at their most dramatic have a magic all their own,” he said about the work. “Surely this is the place for great African skyscapes.” The sale will feature other notable landscapes, including contemporary artist Luke Frazier’s When the Mountain Speaks. This oil painting was completed in 2020 specifically for this auction.
A key historical American and Western art piece on offer is Harvey Dunn’s Midnight Posse [or] Hungry Banditos. Executed while Dunn was a rising illustrator, the painting’s success was boosted by the artist’s association with The Saturday Evening Post. An oceanic painting by Sydney Laurence will be presented alongside bronze sculptures and photographic prints depicting Native American culture. Place a bid for any of these items exclusively on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:62
Price Range:$150 - $60,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Harvey Dunn (1884–1952): Midnight Posse [or] Hungry Banditos (1908)|| Estimate: |
|David Shepherd (1931–2017): Serengeti Skies (1977)|| Estimate: |
|Sydney Laurence (1865–1940): Alaskan Halibut Fisher|| Estimate: |
|Edward S. Curtis (1868–1952): Maid of Dreams|| Estimate: |
|Robert M. Scriver (1914–1999): Moving On (1995)|| Estimate: |
|Jules Dahlager (1884–1952): Horse Creek Mary|| Estimate: |