Sculptor Martha Pettigrew’s Too Many Cabbages…Too Few Melons is one of the highlighted lots in the upcoming Online Only Auction, offered by Altermann. Pettigrew counts Native women of the Southwestern United States among her artistic inspirations. Her pieces often depict women as gatherers, which can be seen in this piece: a woman rests her arm on a large bag of cabbages and looks off into the distance. Like Pettigrew’s Too Many Cabbages, many of this auction’s lots represent the Southwestern United States and Native Americans.
While painter Elias Rivera was known for his Abstract Expressionist pieces early in his career, a move to Santa Fe, New Mexico encouraged him to produce paintings speaking to the traditions and everyday life of people in the region. Two of these paintings, Tapestry of Souls and Visions of Solola II, are available in this auction. Both pieces are also examples of Rivera’s preference to paint groups of people, especially those that are unaware of his presence.
Rounding out the featured lots is Scott Rogers’ bronze sculpture titled The Pendleton Girls. In the early 20th century, the Pendleton Drug Company sponsored several professional cowgirls to compete in rodeo events across America. The Pendleton Girls, as they came to be known, were trained in many different events, from calf-roping to dodging bulls. Rogers’ sculpture pays homage to these women. Those interested in any of these lots can register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (237)
# of Lots:237
Price Range:$1,000 - $60,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Elias Rivera | Tapestry of Souls|| Estimate: |
|Elias Rivera | Visions of Solola II|| Estimate: |
|Ken Carlson | Three Bears|| Estimate: |
|Zhiwei Tu | Tang Dynasty Dancers|| Estimate: |
|Martha Pettigrew | Too Many Cabbages...Too Few Melons|| Estimate: |
|Scott Rogers | The Pendleton Girls|| Estimate: |
|Marie Barbera | Victory Dance|| Estimate: |
|Malcolm Furlow | Braveheart Dance II|| Estimate: |