DENVER – Hindman will continue to engage a thriving Western Art market as it presents its final Western & Contemporary Native American Art sale of 2022. The Tuesday, November 1 auction features fine art created from the height of American westward expansion through the present, including works by some of the most desirable artists in the category. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Masters of the traditional Western form, such as Joseph Henry Sharp, Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington and Adolf Alexander Weinman, will appear alongside contemporary artists Martin Grelle, G. Russell Case, Clyde Aspevig, Howard Post, Ed Mell and Louisa McElwain. Hindman also will include an impressive selection of Modern and Contemporary Native American fine art, including works by Fritz Scholder, Earl Biss, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, David Bradley and others who are becoming some of the most coveted artists in the category.
Property in the sale was sourced from across Hindman’s national network and features works from a number of important estates, private collections and institutions, including property being sold to benefit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming.
Headlining the auction are a trio of oil paintings by one of the most influential painters of the classic Western style, Joseph Henry Sharp (American, 1859-1953). The November 1 sale will feature Where the Deer Come, estimated at $80,000-$120,000, a quintessential Sharp scene depicting a Native American hunter gazing into a tree line on a beautiful fall day. The classic fireside scene Brings the Flowers and Hunting Son, estimated at $70,000-$90,000, and a landscape of the south fork of the Hondo Canyon in New Mexico, estimated at $30,000-$50,000, round out the trio in the sale.
The auction will also feature other important historic Western works, including The Buck Overtaken, an oil on board by Frederic Remington, estimated at $20,000-$30,000; and an exquisite casting of Chief Blackbird by Adolph Alexander Weinman, estimated at $30,000-$50,000.
The auction lineup also contains a strong selection of wildlife art, led by paintings by David Shepherd, a renowned British artist and passionate conservationist. Among them are the 1989 oil on canvas titled Two Elephants, estimated at $12,000-$18,000.
The Modern and Contemporary Native American Art fine art section of the auction boasts 11 works by Fritz Scholder (Luiseno, 1937-2005), with whom Hindman has experienced tremendous success during the past several years, setting and subsequently breaking the auction record for the artist several times. The top lot by Scholder is expected to be an acrylic on canvas titled Horse and Rider, estimated at $80,000-$120,000.
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