865: Zane Grey Owned Homer Cooyama Oil Painting
Attractive Oil on Canvas by Homer Cooyama. A Hopi Indian, Cooyama is well known for his Arizona landscapes. This painting illustrates Navajo Indians returning from a trading post. Type written history is attached to the reverse of the painting explaining the artist and the subject matter. Outside measurements of original frame are 22" x 19 1/2". There is flaking to the finish of the frame, the painting itself is in excellent condition. An important painting rich in the colors of Arizona scenery. Includes a copy of an interior photograph of Grey's home showing this very painting hanging in his Altadena mansion. Zane Grey, celebrated western author of the 1920's and 30's and avid sportsman, has become one of the most sought after personalities in today's fishing collectible market. The offering of the following Zane Grey lots represents the largest number of personally owned Grey items to be sold in a single auction. These truly museum worthy artifacts are of great historic importance and provide a once in a lifetime opportunity for Zane Grey collectors from novice to advanced.This lot and 60 companion lots in the November 2, 2007 Lang's auction are the remainder of articles originally belonging to Norine Fife, the personal secretary to the Grey family. When Zane's son Romer passed away in 1976, the contents of Zane's & Romer's office were gifted to Fife. The diverse grouping is comprised of important works of art to rare signed book editions. Each lot comes with a letter of provenance from the family of the late Norine Fife.