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Santa Fe, NM, United States
DoneSat, Dec 6, 2008 7:00 PM GMT

Dec. 6th, 2008 Art Auction, Parts l and ll

Altermann Galleries will offer over 300 works at its Sat., Dec. 6th auction in two parts; Part (I) American Western Art begins at 1:00 p.m.MST; Part (II) American Indian Art at 3:30 p.m. MST

Part (I) highlights: E.M. Hennings oil painting entitled "Sagebrush Riders" (est. $500,000 - $800,000); E.I. Couse oil painting entitled "Decorating the War Shield" (est. $300,000 - $400,000), and W.R. Leigh, "West Virginia Wood Chopper", an oil painting that is prominently illustrated in June Dubois biography of the artist (est. $300,000 - $500,000).

Also, in the deceased master category are works by: Oscar Berninghaus, Conrad Buff, Curtis Gerard Delano, Nick Eggenhofer, Freemont Ellis, Nicolai Fechin, Albert Larry Groll, Lajos Markos, Florence McClung, Thomas Moran, Sheldon Parsons, Bert Phillips, Burt Procter, Carl Redin, Marjorie Reed, Diego Rivera, Frederic Remington, Porfirio Salinas, Charles Schrevogal, Joseph Sharp, Rufino Tamayo, Harold Waldrum, Andy Warhol (his Western Character series), Francisco Zuniga and others.

Works by members and participants in the Cowboy Artists of America, National Academy of Western Art and the Prix de West Exhibitions will be offered also.

The American Indian Part (II) will include such notable plates and pottery artisans as: Maria Martinez, Margaret Tafoya, Grace Medicine Flower, LuAnn Tafoya, Nathan Youngblood, and Nampeyo. In addition, there will be a selection of textiles, jewelry, paintings and blankets.