Hindman Denver To Host Arts Of The American West Auctions June 4th-5th

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Denver – Hindman is proud to announce its June 4th and 5th Arts of the American West auctions, comprising Western Art and Sculpture, and American Indian Art and Jewelry.  

The Western Art Auction will feature 19th and 20th Century Western and Wildlife paintings and sculpture along with a group of Thomas Molesworth furniture. Also included will be a session of works by Colorado/Western regionalist artists, many of which come from an Important Collection of Modernist West Art.  This session includes paintings by Vance Kirkland, William Sanderson, Arnold Ronnebeck, Herbert Bayer, Ethel Magafan and Charles Bunnell.  Additional highlights include pieces by Gerard Curtis Delano, Oscar Berninghaus, Joseph Fleck, Kathryn Leighton, Barbara Latham, Carl Rungius, Harry Jackson and Nick Eggenhofer.

Lot 180, Martin Grelle, A Warrior's Pride, oil on canvas Estimate: $20,000.00 - $40,000.00
Lot 180, Martin Grelle, A Warrior’s Pride, oil on canvas Estimate: $20,000.00 – $40,000.00

Among the Western works of art being featured include Martin Grelle’s, A Warrior’s Pride, which is expected to fetch $20,0000-30,000 and Ed Mell’s Canyon Cottonwoods, which is estimated at $15,000-25,000. G. Harvey, Brett James Smith, Bill Anton, Kyle Sims, Carrie Fell, Theodore Waddell, Walt Gonske, Robert Daughters, John Moyers, Howard Post, Charlie Fritz, Thom Ross, Buck McCain, Joe Beeler, Bill Owen, Gene Kloss, Louisa McElwain and Michael Coleman are among the offering. There is an extensive selection of contemporary Western bronzes by artists such as Vic Payne, Dave McGary, John Coleman and others. We are particularly honored to feature approximately 12 pieces of Molesworth from a historic Wyoming Ranch along with a group of property being sold to benefit the acquisitions fund of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming.

Works by contemporary American Indian artists such as Fritz Scholder, John Nieto, Allan Houser, Dan Namingha and Earl Biss will round out the Contemporary Southwestern session of the auction. Highlights include John Nieto’s Feather Dancer, which is expected to bring $10,000 – $15,000 and Dan Namingha’s Village Edge, which is estimated at $7,000-9,000.

Lot 239, Ed Mell (American, b. 1942) Canyon Cottonwoods, oil on canvas Estimate: $15,000.00 – $25,000.00

“We are excited about the inspired contemporary western and regional pieces in this auction. We enjoy seeing how the bidders appreciate the mixture of artists, genre and styles of the different works in our Denver Arts of the American West auctions,” says Katherine Hlavin, Director, Specialist Western and Wildlife Art.

Session II of Arts of the American West, American Indian Art and Jewelry will offer works by fine silvermiths, such as Mark Chee, Charles Loloma, Jesse Monongya and Julian Lovato. Pottery by contemporary artists Virgil Ortiz, Roxanne Swentzell, Diego Romero, Tammy Garcia and Nathan Youngblood will be included, as well as works by Tony Da, Maria Martinez and Grace Medicine Flower. 

The Arts of the American West previews will be open by appointment in our Denver showroom located at 2737 Larimer Street, Suite C. The catalogs are available at the following links: Western Art  and American Indian Art .

Lot 502 Tony Da mixed media Property from the Collection of Barbara and Gabe Alovis, Scottsdale, Arizona Estimate: $5,000.00 - $7,000.00
Lot 502 Tony Da mixed media Property from the Collection of Barbara and Gabe Alovis, Scottsdale, Arizona Estimate: $5,000.00 – $7,000.00

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