Joseph Henry Sharp’s Portrait of Taos Pueblo Hunter and Fritz Scholder’s Post-Modernist Artworks Highlight Hindman’s Upcoming SaleNov 01, 2022 10:00 EDT
Painter Joseph Henry Sharp was a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists. Sharp was the foremost European-American artist to visit Taos, New Mexico. President Theodore Roosevelt once commissioned him to paint portraits of 200 Native American warriors. A striking oil on board by the artist portraying a Taos Native American is a key highlight of the upcoming auction from Hindman. Where the Deer Come depicts the Taos Canyon floor where a Taos Pueblo hunter, most probably Hunting Son or Elkfoot, is waiting for his quarry one fall afternoon. The place is located miles away from Sharp’s home and studio. During autumn season, the artist would often visit the canyon to spend the day fishing and painting such images.
The Western & Contemporary Native American Art sale also features four of Fritz Scholder’s artworks. Two oil on canvas paintings, Indian From the Plains and Friends, characterize his post-modern sensibilities and the influence of Pop Art on his works. Horse and Rider, an acrylic on canvas, depicts a subdued portrait of an anthropomorphized form. Another notable acrylic work, titled Red, is a somber composition exemplifying Scholder’s strong paint application skills. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Hindman.
Lot Categories:American Indian & Ethnographic, Fine Art (250)
# of Lots:250
Price Range:$1,200 - $120,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Joseph Henry Sharp (American, 1859-1953) Title: Where the Deer Come|| Estimate: |
|Fritz Scholder (Luiseño, 1937-2005) Title: Horse and Rider|| Estimate: |
|Fritz Scholder (Luiseño, 1937-2005) Title: Indian From the Plains, 1974|| Estimate: |
|Fritz Scholder (Luiseño, 1937-2005) Title: Friends|| Estimate: |
|Fritz Scholder (Luiseño, 1937-2005) Title: Red #9, 1994|| Estimate: |