Known as “Spiritual Father,” Joseph Henry Sharp’s life began in Ohio in 1859. A swimming accident when he was a boy left him deaf, and he began doodling to communicate. He was deeply interested in the outdoors, art, and Native American culture. Sharp first visited Taos in 1893 and completed hundreds of portraits, landscapes, and scenes of daily life there for years to come. The upcoming sale, presented by Shapiro Auctions, highlights an oil painting by Sharp. Titled A Prehistoric Bowl – Excavated Near the Pueblo of Zuni, New Mexico, the piece shows a prehistoric Zuni bowl, a chest, and a red drapery. The painting is sold together with the pictured chest, which, according to Sharp, belonged to Governor Charles Bent of New Mexico.
The auction also features the work of several Russian artists. A painting by Alexander Samokhvalov is particularly featured. Samokhvalov was one of the most prominent masters of Socialist Realism. His works often showed Soviet women as the face of modernity and strength. The available work, executed in 1970, a year before his death, shows the interior of a bus in a working-class Soviet society. Tiffany lamps, bronze sculptures, and timepieces will be available as well. View the full collection and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (320), Decorative Arts (134), Jewelry (13), Asian Works of Art (20), Collectibles (12)
# of Lots:510
Price Range:$100 - $180,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Alexander Samokhvalov (Russian 1894-1971)|| Estimate: |
|Joseph Henry Sharp (American 1859-1953)|| Estimate: |
|Grisha Bruskin (Russian B. 1945)|| Estimate: |
|A Van Cleef & Arpels 14k Yellow Gold Diamond Ear Clips|| Estimate: |
|A Modern Tiffany Studios Style azalea Lamp|| Estimate: |