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Acoma pottery olla by Debbie Garcia Brown, est. $1,500-$2,500

John Moran spotlights Art of the American West Nov. 30

Acoma pottery olla by Debbie Garcia Brown, est. $1,500-$2,500

Acoma pottery olla by Debbie Garcia Brown, est. $1,500-$2,500

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers will conduct their third Art of the American West auction of 2021 on November 30 at 10 pm Pacific time, followed Art of The American West Online sale at 2 pm Pacific time. The sale brings fresh-to-market Western art and sculpture in both historical and contemporary genres, as well as healthy selections of Native American jewelry, textiles, baskets, and pottery. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Ashcan School: a radical departure from the perfect world

A John Sloan oil painting of a New York City street scene made $77,500 plus the buyer’s premium in August 2015 at Eros Auctions, Inc.

A John Sloan New York City street scene made $77,500 plus the buyer’s premium in August 2015 at Eros Auctions, Inc.

NEW YORK — When it first appeared around 1900, the Ashcan School was a radical departure from the prevailing style of American Impressionist scenes of pretty girls and idealized landscapes. The Ashcan School wasn’t a school per se, but a loose art movement that embraced a journalistic, documentary approach and social realism, forsaking art for art’s sake.

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