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Published by Colin Savage, 2019-07-10 16:07:16

ANTIQUES AND THE ARTS WEEKLY

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By Karla Klein Albertson
TOLEDO, OHIO — Car shows are common,
but “Life is a Highway: Art and American
Car Culture” — newly opened at the Toledo
Museum of Art — is a rare show about how
artists have viewed the automobile from an
aesthetic perspective. If your map of the
United States is composed of memorable
family car trips, if you remember the make
and model of that vehicle where you first got
kissed, if you can sing all the verses to “Little
Deuce Coupe,” Ohio might be your summer
exhibition destination — time to hit the road.
On view through September 15th, the exhi-
bition brings together a selection of extraor-
dinarily diverse paintings, prints, photo-
graphs and sculptural works that illustrate
the automobile’s emotional hold over the
Twentieth Century psyche. Whether you
were a moonshiner or a devotee of classic
British sports cars, life in that hundred-year
span involved moving vehicles. While the
future of personal locomotion now presents a
minefield of problems and possible solutions,
owning a car in the 1900s was pure exhilara-
tion. Cars symbolized freedom, expressed
rebellion and provided the only place where
you could get away from your folks.
Museums are increasingly reaching out to
fresh audiences with exhibitions that bring
in both traditional and exceptional visitors.
This fascinating show will not travel, but all
the assembled material and insights have
fortunately been published in an accompany-
ing catalog. Organizing the show and volume
came naturally to Robin Reisenfeld, PhD, the “Sammy Martinez and Los Unidos” by Meridel Rubenstein (b 1948), from The Lowriders: Portraits from
museum’s curator of works on paper. In a New Mexico, 1980. Ektacolor 74 print, 14 by 17 inches. Purchased with the Madeleine H. Russell, class

Life Is A Highwayrecent conversation with Antiques and The of 1937, Fund, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Mass. ©Meridel Rubenstein.
Art And American Car Culture

“Red Mercedes” by Don Eddy (b 1944), 1972. Color lithograph, 24-1/8 by 30-11/16 inches. Toledo Arts Weekly, she explained, “When I came to
Museum of Art, Frederick B. and Kate L. Shoemaker Fund, ©Don Eddy. Image Credit: Christopher Toledo a few years ago, my arrival coincided
Ridgway. with the Detroit Auto Show, and it was at that
time that I was struck by the unique relation-
ship that the Midwest has with the automobile.
That was the initial observation that got me
thinking about this topic. That was something I
started to explore, and it really blossomed.”

“There was an embarrassment of riches. First,
I looked at our holdings, and we had quite a few
really great works, but I knew we needed some
loans. As I began doing more research, one
thing would lead to another. I was impressed by
the amount of material that was available, so
then I started narrowing it down and editing it.
The exhibition celebrates the richness and
diversity of imagery inspired by automobiles
and related motifs. It brings together over 150
works, including sculpture and environmental
art, photography, prints and drawings. The
exhibition looks at how the automobile has
impacted our life and the American landscape.
So, it’s really about how the automobile has
defined us and reshaped us throughout the
Twentieth Century.”

Reisenfeld encountered some surprises as
she realized “How much is out there, how
entwined the automobile is with our lives and
how much influence it has. Every one of us,
even if we’re not a car buff, that vehicle shapes
our daily activities. The automobile has defined
our society. There’s a part of the exhibition
that looks at how cars have been used as a
means of self-expression and status and iden-
tity. Cars played a part in the development of
youth culture after World War II; it became a
personal space outside of the home where you
could engage in romantic activities without

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Valentino Dixon

“Without art, there’s no way I would be out of prison,” Valen-
tino Dixon said to me over our first phone call. The 49-year-old
man was exonerated in 2018 after serving 27 years in prison for
the wrongful conviction of the 1991 murder of Torriano “Torry”
Jackson. In 2010, 21 years into his sentence, Dixon was asked by
his warden to create a piece of golf course art. That first commis-
sion led to another from other inmates, and before he knew it,
Dixon was churning out serene images of golf courses each and
every day. Golf Digest ran a piece in 2012, the Golf Channel picked
it up shortly thereafter, and this publicity gave Dixon the visibility
that was necessary to connect with new attorneys at Georgetown, which led to the discovery of new evidence
and his exoneration. Since his release, the artist/exoneree/criminal justice reform advocate has not stopped
running. Antiques and The Arts Weekly caught up with Dixon, the man whose art quite literally freed him.

When did you start making golf You’ve been pretty busy since your re- You’ve had a few exhibitions now, and
course art? lease; tell us some of the highlights so far. your art is starting to make its way into
collections. How has your reception
I started designing golf courses in 2010 when the Meeting Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus. Having been in the art community?
warden at Attica prison asked me to draw the 12th Tom Watson give me a golf lesson. Meeting Mi-
hole at Augusta. chael Strahan. Speaking to the NBA rookies. Going I had a successful show in New York; however, the
to England, New Zealand and Mexico. biggest collectors of my art have been overseas —
What drove you to start drawing? Australia and England. The American golfer and art
You’re starting a YouTube channel; tell community have overlooked my style, the process, the
Survival drove me to drawing, trying to keep my me about it. conditions in a 6-by-8 cell. The collectors that get it
sanity — drawing gave me hope, inspiration, have told me there’s not another artist living that can
perspective. Prison is designed to break the spirit or My YouTube channel will be called “Come Draw draw a golf course like I can. That’s enough for me.
save the soul. And Talk With Me.” I will teach people how to
draw something each episode and talk to my fol- Any upcoming exhibitions?
Can you describe the intensity of lowers, answering questions they ask of me. Noth-
that drive? ing is off limits. Yes, several. An October 10 opening at the Burch-
field Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State.
I drew for up to ten hours every day for ten years, And you’ve started a nonprofit as well? One in the fall at the Drawing Center in New York
never taking a day off. I want to be one of the best and an exhibition in Dubai is in the works.
artists in the world, so I pushed the limits and left My nonprofit, the Art Of Freedom, focuses on
prison with over 900 drawings ranging in size from sentencing reform, which I believe is the most [Ed. note, Valentino Dixon’s work can be viewed
7-by-9, 16-by-20, 20-by-30 and 60-by-90 inches. important issue of prison reform, which is why we on his website, www.valentinodixon.com. The
My goal is to make the drawing always look like a have 2.5 million people in prison. The sentencing website for his nonprofit, The Art of Freedom, is
painting. To get that effect, I have to layer so many guidelines are too harsh, excessive and violate our forthcoming at www.artoffreedom.org.]
colors on top of each other. constitution. Alas, the nonprofit focuses on wrong-
ful convictions and making humanity better. —Greg Smith
What role did your art play in your
exoneration? A colored pencil on paper drawing of Japanese golf course Hirono by Valentino Dixon,
20 by 30 inches, 2016.
Art opened up the door for publicity, which drew
attention to my case, opening up doors for new
attorneys, new investigations.

Why did you focus on golf courses
and not a different subject?

I’ve drawn everything from A to Z: portraits, ani-
mals, landscapes, abstract, then the Golf Art took
over the last eight years of my incarceration.

Had you ever played golf before you
started drawing the images?

Never golfed until I was released in 2018. I’m a
black guy from the ghetto, golf was a foreign sport.
I have golfed twice since then; I’m no good at it.

Did playing it give you the same feeling
that drawing the scenes gave you?

Playing is peaceful, tranquil — like fishing, my
favorite sport. Drawing, of course, is all of those
things.

Do you still find time to draw?

I still draw up to ten hours a day whenever I’m not
traveling and speaking or sharing my story.

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EFFECTIVE March 1, 2019 Volume LI — Number 29

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Rare Decoys Flock To Summer Auction By Guyette & Deeter

This hollow carved swimming Canada goose is by Nathan Cobb Jr.

A watercolor of a flock of scoters by Frank W. Benson will Collectors can also expect to
be featured. see decoys representing all
regions in a variety of price
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Guy- than 50 booths of decoys, This pintail drake was carved by Elmer Crowell, East Har- ranges starting around $250
ette & Deeter of Saint Michaels, antiques and related sporting wich, Mass. ($275/325,000). from the United States and
Md., will host its 29th annual items. Canada by such carvers as Gus
summer decoy auction at the decoys, there will be a selection Three folk art items, a 36-inch Wilson of South Portland,
Sheraton Harborside Hotel. Auction highlights include a of original art work. About 70 Bellamy eagle with a banner Maine; Elmer Crowell, Joseph
Collectors and enthusiasts will pintail drake by carver Elmer paintings, etchings and draw- “Don’t Give Up the Ship,” a Lincoln of Accord Mass.; George
attend the July 23-24 event, Crowell, Harwich, Mass., made ings will be featured by artists, 36-inch leaping stag weather- Boyd of Seabrook, N.H.; Obedi-
which will feature decoys and around 1912. It has all of the such as Robert Bateman, Frank vane by Fisk and a cigar store ah Verity and William Bowman
sporting art from across the characteristics of his finest W. Benson, George Browne, princess carved by Samuel of Long Island, N.Y.; Harry V.
United States and Canada. An decoy carvings and is expected Roland Clark, Guy Coheleach, Robb in the last quarter of the Shourds of Tuckerton, N.J.; the
auction preview reception July to bring up to $300,000. A pair David Maas, Lynn Bogue Hunt, Nineteenth Century will catch Ward Brothers of Crisfield, Md.;
22, 5 to 7 pm with complimen- of pintails revered for their folk Francis Jaques, William Schal- the eye of auctiongoers, as well Nathan Cobb Jr of Cobb Island,
tary cocktails and hors art appeal are estimated at dach, Hugh Monahan, Chet as a grouping of Oscar Peterson Va.; as well as the Mason Decoy
d’oeuvres kicks off this peren- $110/140,000 and $80/110,000. Reneson and Shang Wheeler. fish decoys. Factory.
nial favorite summertime A rare pintail drake by Phila-
event. Additional preview times delphia carver John Blair may Many decoys being offered
are at 8 am each day of the sale. bring upwards of $70,000. Two have been part of well-known
Auction attendees will enjoy decoys — a Monhegan Island- collections, including that of
complimentary lunch and cock- style merganser hen and a well- Richard Cowan, Arnold and Lil-
tails. sculpted scoter purchased by lian Colodny, Mark and Carol
artist Robert Laurent directly Steinbrenner, the Robert Lau-
In addition to the auction, from Maine carver Gus Wilson rent estate and Doug and Ellen
there will be a three-day dealer — will be offered for sale for the Miller.
show in the Harbor’s Edge and first time ($65/95,000 and
Gardner Rooms at the hotel $27,5/32,500, respectively). The Sheraton Harborside
July 22–24, featuring more Hotel is at 250 Market Street.
In addition to waterfowl For additional information,
410-745-0485 or 440-610-1768
or www.guyetteanddeeter.com.

Buried By Vesuvius: Treasures From Villa Dei Papiri At Getty
PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIF. for the layout and decoration of to open the carbonized scrolls by in bronze and marble depicting also appears to have been pro-
— The Getty Villa is modeled on the building, including discovery slicing the scrolls lengthwise, mythological figures, athletes, grammatic, presenting particu-
the Villa dei Papiri at Hercula- dates and locations of sculp- cutting through their charred rulers, statesmen, poets and phi- lar groupings that invited view-
neum, an ancient Roman villa tures, frescos, papyri, columns, outer “bark” to expose the writ- losophers. Portraits of eminent ers to compare the
buried by the eruption of Mount pools, fountains, gutters, hinges, ing. The texts were copied for figures of the Hellenistic period accomplishments and failings of
Vesuvius in CE 79. Rediscovered and other architectural features. study and eventual publication, (323–31 BC) predominate, which the subjects as well as the artis-
in the 1750s and explored fur- In the early 1970s, when J. Paul and then the papyri were reflects the particular interests tic styles of the works.
ther in the 1990s and early Getty decided to replicate the scraped to reveal additional lay- of the villa’s owners in Hellenis-
2000s, the Villa dei Papiri has Villa dei Papiri for his museum ers. In 1753, Father Antonio tic philosophy and politics. The The Getty Villa is at 17985
yielded spectacular colored mar- in Malibu, his architects relied Piaggio, a curator of manu- arrangement of the sculptures Pacific Coast Highway. For infor-
ble and mosaic floors, frescoed on Weber’s plan, since the origi- scripts at the Vatican, devised a mation, www.getty.edu.
walls, a large collection of bronze nal building remained inacces- more successful system, invent-
and marble statuary and a sible underground. They also ing and refining a series of
unique library of more than a employed elements from other unrolling machines, one of which
thousand papyrus scrolls (from ancient structures discovered is on view in the exhibition. In
which it gets its name). On view around the Bay of Naples. the late 1900s and early 2000s,
to October 28, “Buried by Vesu- advanced imaging technologies
vius: Treasures from the Villa One of the most significant enhanced the legibility of the
dei Papiri” presents many of the finds was the cache of approxi- previously opened papyri. Today,
most significant artifacts discov- mately 1,100 papyrus scrolls they offer the prospect of digital
ered in the 1750s, along with recovered from the ancient villa unrolling and decipherment of
recent finds from the still active in 1752–54, which constitute the the hundreds that remain
archeological site and explores only surviving library from the closed.
ongoing efforts to open and read classical world. Camillo Paderni
the badly damaged papyri. (about 1715–1781), the first The rooms and gardens of the
director of the royal museum in Villa dei Papiri were enlivened
The Villa dei Papiri was a Portici, was the first to attempt by approximately 90 sculptures
sumptuous private residence on
the Bay of Naples, just outside
the Roman town of Herculane-
um. Deeply buried by the erup-
tion of Mount Vesuvius in CE 79,
it was rediscovered in 1750
when well-diggers struck a spec-
tacular circular multi-colored
marble floor that belonged to the
luxurious Roman villa. Under
the sponsorship of King Charles
VII, Karl Weber, a Swiss mili-
tary engineer in the royal guard,
was entrusted with excavating
the site. Weber directed a crew of
conscripts and convicts to dig a
series of shafts and tunnels to
seek and remove the most
impressive finds to augment the
collections of the recently estab-
lished Royal Herculanean Muse-
um.

Weber’s carefully recorded
excavation plan of the Villa dei
Papiri, on display in the exhibi-
tion, provides detailed evidence

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Americana Auctions Plans Nautical & Estates Auction

Collection of canes.

REHOBOTH, MASS. — Some European genre paint- Antique campaign desk. Antique 7-foot leaded window.
Americana Auctions will host ings round out the sale, works
a live and online auction on by Wm. Lippincott, A. Von Antonio Jacobsen ship painting. be some Arts and Crafts fur-
Sunday, July 21, at 11 am fea- Schrotter, A. Defaux and The- niture.
turing nautical items and the odore Gerard. ton, with a portrait of a other large window depicts a
partial contents of a Boston woman in a long white gown, young girl on steppingstones Rounding out the sale is a
brownstone estate. A varied cane collection (ex having drapery glass and in a garden, with painted fea- selection of sterling silver,
Justin “Bud” Cobb) includes fused glass made famous by tures and opalescent “bull’s- including three flatware sets
Featuring 400 lots, the sale sailor-made bone examples, Tiffany and LaFarge. The eye” glass. Also included will and sets of goblets, a group of
will offer an array of nautical- plus several rare gadget canes solid gold jewelry and watch-
related items, such as scrim- from the Nineteenth Century. es, old decoys and period
shaw whale’s teeth; ship por- Nautical instruments, includ- American furniture.
traits; maritime clocks and ing antique telescopes, binna-
instruments; ship models, cles, telegraphs, etc, will be Auctioneer Ed Tessier stat-
including cased, half-hulls offered. Other marine-related ed, “I have been involved with
and dioramas; whaling items, pieces include a group of antiques auctions since 1965
such as ten original harpoons antique and modern Chelsea — a young runner at the time
and sailor-made pieces, and Ashcroft ship’s clocks; an — from Rehoboth to Cape Cod
including several pie crimp- eagle trail board; and about and the Islands. We have
ers, swifts, canes, etc. Marine nine half-hulls and other ship come full circle now and are
items from a Nantucket col- models, including a rare back at our original location.
lector are included in the sale antique Charles Carroll lay- The auction business has
— China Trade paintings, sev- ered hull. The Charles Carroll changed tremendously since
eral camphorwood trunks vessel was made at Brant that time, but our passion for
(some decorated) and a cam- Point in Nantucket for Owen historic objects still drives us
phorwood two-part campaign Chase, the first mate of the to discover fresh merchandise
desk. ill-fated ship Essex, destroyed that we are always excited to
by a whale in 1820. Surviving offer at public auction”.
Marine paintings include an crew members resorted to
Antonio Jacobsen ship por- cannibalism and this event Americana Auctions is at 380
trait of the Kenilworth, Thom- inspired Herman Melville to Winthrop Street. For information,
as Whitcombe, W.F. Halsall, write the book Moby-Dick. www.americana-auction.com,
Brian Coole, W.H. Yorke, Louis 508-771-1722 or 508-223-9471.
Dodd, W. Littlefield, Graham Special interest items
Flight, C. Myron Clark, include two 7-foot antique fig-
Charles Waldron, G.H. Gay, E. ural leaded glass windows,
Darch Lewis and many more. one just removed from Bos-

Gold Rush-Era Silver Dime Found In
Recovered Sunken Treasure
BREA, CALIF. — The SS Cen- recovered a portion of the fabu-
tral America, the famous “Ship lous sunken treasure and who
of Gold” that sank in 1857 car- served in that same role with
rying tons of California Gold the 2014 recovery.
Rush-era treasure, continues to “I saw the 1856-S after I
reveal astonishing numismatic already had examined around
surprises. The latest find is an 4,000 other dimes from the
extremely rare, mint condition purser’s bag. That big bag sat
Liberty Seated design silver in the dark, cold, swampy,
dime struck in 1856 at the San anaerobic interior of an iron
Francisco Mint and now valued safe for 157 years. But when I
at $75,000. first saw it, I could see this
dime was mint state,” Evans
Recovered in 2014 with thou- said.
sands of other dimes in the ship The SS Central America was a

Rare 1856 Seated Liberty dime recovered from the wreck of 280-foot-long, three-masted
the “S.S. Central America,” and recently graded by PCGS. side-wheel steamship carrying
tons of California gold that had
purser’s iron lock box but only World’s Fair of Money®, August been shipped from San Fran-
recently examined and cata- 13–17,” Manley announced. cisco to Panama when she sank
loged by experts, the coin now in a hurricane on September
has been authenticated and cer- CGMG acquired all the coins 12, 1857, during the final leg of
tified by Professional Coin retrieved in 2014 from the SS a voyage from Aspinwall (now
Grading Service (PCGS) as Central America as well as Colón), Panama to New York
mint state 65 (on a 1 to 70 most of the coins found in 1980s City. There were 578 passen-
scale). It is one of only two recovery expeditions. The group gers and crew on board, but
known at that high grade and took possession in January only 153 survived.
with none higher. 2018 of the sunken treasure The loss of the ship’s gold
recovered in 2014, and a metic- cargo was a major factor in the
“The 1856-S dime has an ulous coin-by-coin examination economically devastating
incredibly rare mintage of only has continued ever since. financial panic of 1857 in the
70,000; a mere $7,000 in face United States.
value. This example stayed During the 2014 recovery
pristine with full luster after a expedition, two canvas bags KANSAS CITY, MO. — “30
century and a half in the ocean were found in the bottom of the Americans,” showcasing works
environment,” said Dwight purser’s lock box, and one bag by many important African
Manley, managing partner of contained more than 8,000 American artists of the past four
the California gold marketing dimes. decades, is on view through
group (CGMG). August 25 at the Nelson-Atkins
“It quickly became obvious Museum of Art at 4525 Oak
“We will publicly display this that this was the ‘cash box’ of Street. For information, 816-751-
top rarity for the first time at the ship, a truly marvelous his- 1278 or www.nelson-atkins.org.
the American Numismatic torical find,” said Bob Evans,
Association’s 2019 Chicago the chief scientist on the 1980s
mission that first located and

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Theater Portraits & Set Designs
Lead Illustration Art At Swann

Auction Action In New York City

Jo Mielziner, “Pet Shop Drop,” mixed media, backdrop for
Act One, Scene Two, of the 1940 Broadway production of
Pal Joey. Sold for $55,000, a record for the designer.

Miriam Troop, “Rain on
Laundry Day,” oil on canvas,
cover illustration for The
Saturday Evening Post, June
15, 1940. Sold for $40,000.

Best in show was Al Hirschfeld, “Paul Robeson as Othello,” ink & masking fluid, for the trations for literary works includ-
1943 Broadway revival, published in The New York Times, August 9, 1942. Sold for $68,750. ed a pen-and-ink drawing by
Frederic Remington for his short
NEW YORK CITY — Illustra- Othello,” published on August 9, by Jo Mielziner. The work featured on the December 10, story A Scout with the Buffalo
tion Art at Swann Galleries on 1942, in The New York Times, brought a record for the legend- 2018, issue of The New Yorker Soldiers published in The Centu-
June 4 saw a bustling auction which captures Robeson in his ary scenic designer at $55,000 reached $16,250; and Lee Brown ry magazine in 1889 ($17,500),
room, with bidding wars deliver- groundbreaking moment as the after a determined round of bid- Coye’s acrylic painting for the and Richard Power’s rear cover
ing strong prices: “I was first time an American produc- ding between two collectors 25th anniversary issue of Weird illustration for Star Science Fic-
extremely pleased with the col- tion of Othello cast a black actor drove the price well past its Tales was bid to $18,750. tion Stories, 1953 ($7,500).
lector participation in all subject in the titular role with a white $6,000 high estimate.
areas of the sale, but Broadway supporting cast. The only por- Mead Schaeffer’s frontispiece All prices cited include buyer’s
legends stole the show today, as trait of the actor by Hirschfeld, it Magazine cover designs were and dust jacket design for the premium, as quoted by the auc-
it were, with two outstanding brought $68,750, the second- highly sought-after. Miriam 1922 reissue of Moby Dick tion house.
Hirschfelds and the Mielziner,” highest price for the artist at Troop made her auction debut brought $50,000. Also by Schaef-
said Illustration specialist auction. Also of note by the cari- with the illustration for the fer was an oil on canvas scene for Swann Galleries is at 104 East
Christine von der Linn. The sale caturist was “The Merry Widow,” June 15, 1940, issue of The Sat- “A Tale of Tombarel’s Past,” pub- 25th Street. For information,
totaled $676,558, just shy of the published in The New York urday Evening Post ($40,000); lished in Cosmopolitan magazine www.swanngalleries.com or 212-
low/high estimates for the sale: Times, August 15, 1943, which Frederick Cooper’s pen, ink and in 1930 ($16,250). Further illus- 254-4710.
$459,300-$678,550. Of the 205 earned $20,000. watercolor drawing for a special
lots offered, 160 lots sold, for a issue of LIFE magazine pub-
78 percent sell-through rate. Additional theater illustrations lished on May 12, 1927, also
included the backdrop design for made its auction debut ($9,375);
The sale was led by Al Act One, Scene Two of the 1940 the recently rediscovered “Cat
Hirschfeld’s “Paul Robeson as Broadway production of Pal Joey Fancy,” 1993, by Edward Gorey

Book Talk At Rogers Mansion July 25

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — The ing it from the staid arrange- mentation of America’s most
monograph Betty Kuhner: The ment of mother, father and chil- distinguished dynasties — with
American Family Portrait dren dressed in their Sunday assorted Kennedys, Fords and
reveals the groundbreaking best, carefully arranged in front the families of style icons Lilly
photography of Betty Kuhner of the living room mantelpiece Pulitzer and Esteé Lauder
(1916–2014), who was the first or on a sofa. Rather, she included in her inspiring body
to take midcentury family por- instructed her subjects to dress of work.
traits of the affluent social set casually, many times similarly,
out of the studio and into the and coaxed them to accompany By choosing to work exclusive-
environment. The talk by co- her into the backyard, the gar- ly in black and white, Kuhner
authors Kate Kuhner and Ste- den or onto the beach. Once unknowingly created a power-
ven Stolman takes place at the there, she would intuitively find ful genre that would not only
historic Rogers Mansion at 4 the perfect location and, more impact family photography, but
pm on Thursday, July 25. A importantly, exquisite light, all also all fine contemporary wed-
reception at 5 pm follows the the while engaging Mother ding, portrait, fashion and
talk and book signing by the Nature and serendipity to serve advertising imagery as we now
authors. Admission is free. as the ultimate stylist. Her long know it. Today, the black and
and prolific career built an white “environmental portrait”
Groundbreaking photogra- archive of more than five is considered the preeminent,
pher Kuhner revolutionized the decades of extraordinary docu- highly regarded standard,
American family portrait, tak- thanks to Kuhner.

Co-author Kate Kuhner is the
daughter of Betty Kuhner, the
owner of Kate Kuhner Photog-
raphy in Palm Beach and the
keeper of her mother’s archive.
Co-author Steven Stolman
curated a retrospective on Betty
Kuhner during her lifetime, is
well-versed on East Coast high
society of the 1950s to the pres-
ent and is the author of Scala-
mandré: Haute Decor (Gibbs
Smith, 2013).

The Rogers Mansion is at 17
Meeting House Lane. For more
information, 631-283-2494 or
www.southamptonhistory.org.

CINCINNATI, OHIO — More
than 50 ensembles by Japanese,
European and American design-
ers are on view at the Cincin-
nati Art Museum in “Kimono:
Refashioning Contemporary
Style,” until September 15 at
953 Eden Park Drive. For more
information, 513-721-2787 or
www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

6 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 19, 2019

LT Auctions Plans Two Estates Auctions, July 18 & July 21

ST GEORGE, MAINE — On ing helmets, badges and like 1978 silver dollar and several al bank notes and an Edward- planes, foot adzes, caulking tools
Thursday, July 18, at 3:30 pm materials. other rare coins were found in ian platinum 2-carat diamond and a 14-foot Whitehall two-
and Sunday, July 21, at 4 pm LT the vault as well as rare nation- ring, diamond studded (more man rowboat made in Bristol,
Auctions is conducting two “This will be a ‘lobster roll and than 70) pendant/brooch and Maine, as well as gold coins and
estates auctions at Echo Hill blueberry pie’ type deal rather 12mmx7 pearl and diamond firefighter items, including two
Function Hall, 26 Echo Hill than a ‘one-two punch’ you usu- necklace. gold badges and estate firearms.
Road. The firm has discovered a ally hear describing these
hoard of silver and gold coins events,” said Lawrence True- Lambertson was a New York “LT Auctions accepts absentee
from a bank vault in Maine and man, owner of LT Auctions. The firefighter, player of bagpipes and phone bids if you do not like
the personal collection of a gen- bank vault of coins came right and worked as a boatbuilder and lobster rolls nor blueberry pie,”
tleman who collected not only after the discovery of the raced motorcycles in his youth. said Trueman.
firearms and coins but firefight- Spruce Head, Maine, estate of The Sunday Legacy auction will
George “Skip” Lambertson. A feature Bailey woodworking For additional information,
207-907-6667.

Cowan’s Leads Early American Photography Market
With Exceptional Sales

Auction Action In Cincinnati, Ohio

Rounding out the top three lots in the sale was this excep- CINCINNATI, OHIO — Cow- get hung up on the big prices individuals shown in the pho-
tional William Henry Harrison 1840 Great Harrison BBQ an’s solidified itself as the mar- for these two incredible lots, tograph with Coffin and Cable
folk art campaign banner, which made $22,500. ket leader in early American but we really saw great results cannot be definitively identi-
photography selling two impor- across the entire category.” fied as members of the “Escape
tant lots of Nineteenth Centu- of the 28,” they likely benefited
ry photography for a combined The Joel Whitney album rep- from Coffin and Cable’s
$212,500 in its American His- resented a truly unique piece involvement in abolitionist
tory: Premier Auction on June of Minnesota history. Whitney groups and the Underground
21. An exceptional Joel Whit- (1822–1886) is considered Min- Railroad.
ney album of Sioux involved in nesota’s finest pioneer photog-
the 1862 Minnesota Uprising rapher but was mostly known There were several other
and an exceedingly rare photo- for carte de visite (CDV), or standouts in the early photog-
graph of fugitive slaves posed small format photography. The raphy category as well. A pair
with abolitionists Levi Coffin photographs in the album, of Civil War CDVs of the
and Jonathan Cable went for however, were a much larger famous, yet mysterious Fran-
more than ten times their esti- format with the largest mea- ces Clayton went for well above
mates selling for $131,250 and suring 7 by 9¼ inches. its estimate selling for $13,750.
$81,250, respectively. The lot featured two photo-
What made the album unique, graphs: one with Clayton in a
“Early photography is how it however, was the subject mat- dark dress with full sleeves
all started for Cowan’s and this ter. While the album contained and white cuff; the other show-
auction was really a celebra- a handful of scenic photos, the ing her in a Union soldier’s
tion of our roots,” said Katie bulk of the album consisted of uniform complete with Hardee
Horstman, Cowan’s director of Whitney’s famous studies of hat and a foot officer’s sword.
American History. “It’s easy to the Sioux Indians, many of Other highlights included a
whom were involved in the Buffalo Bill Cody rare orotone
Exceedingly rare photograph of fugitive The top lot in the sale was Joel Whitney’s 1862 Sioux Uprising. portrait that sold for $10,000;
slaves posed with Abolitionists Levi Coffin exceptional album containing large format an autographed CDV of Métis
and Jonathan Cable, finished at $81,250. photographs of Sioux involved in the 1862 Absentee bidding required leader Louis Riel for $8,125; an
Minnesota uprising, which sold for $131,250. the bidding to begin at $13,000, unpublished autographed CDV
$3,000 above the lot’s low esti- of Robert E. Lee for $5,625; and
mate. The six phone bidders an occupational half-plate
vying for the lot were hardly ambrotype of a photographer
phased. A frenzy of bidding posed with his daguerreotype
quickly sent the lot past its camera for $5,000.
maximum absentee bid of
$30,000 with three phone bid- Two lots of political ephemera
ders still actively involved. achieved five-figure prices on
Only two phone bidders the day. A banner carried in the
remained as the lot approached procession of the “Great Harri-
six figures and at $105,000 the son Barbecue” in Zanesville,
hammer finally fell, awarding Ohio, during William Henry
the lot to a private collector; Harrison’s successful cam-
with buyer’s premium, the paign for president in 1840
total price realized was sold for $22,500. The paint and
$131,250. ink on linen banner depicts an
express rider during the Battle
It was especially appropriate of Tippecanoe in 1811 announc-
for an important photograph of ing “Harrison has whipt the
abolitionists Levi Coffin and British & Indians.” The second
Jonathan Cable to be offered in piece of ephemera was a sig-
Cowan’s Cincinnati salesroom nificant Libertas Americana
as the city played such a vital medal, a commemorative
role in the men’s role in the medal designed by Benjamin
Underground Railroad. Coffin Franklin in honor of the Amer-
and Cable collaborated on the ican victory at Yorktown, which
“Escape of the 28” in 1853, one sold for $10,625.
of the Underground Railroad’s
most ambitious operations All prices quoted include buy-
which conveyed 28 enslaved er’s premium. For additional
men, women and children from information, www.cowans.com
Boone County, K.Y., safely or 513-871-1670.
north to Canada. Though the

July 19, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 7

Kinks’ Dave Davies 1958 Gibson Flying V Korina
May Grab Center Stage At Heritage July 19

DALLAS — An instantly rec- and are widely recognized as A1932 Martin OM-28 natural
ognizable and historically outstanding investment pieces. acoustic guitar, serial No.
important guitar owned by 49937 — a very collectible
Dave Davies of The Kinks is Also crossing the block will guitar from Martin, whose
part of a fine selection of be a 1954 Fender Stratocaster instruments hold their
instruments in Heritage Auc- sunburst solid body electric value.
tions’ musical instruments guitar, serial No. 60761. This
auction on July 19. Dave Davies purchased this A 1954 Fender Stratocaster historically important instru-
1958 Gibson Flying V Korina sunburst solid body electric ment is a rare variant in that
Davies purchased the 1958 solid body electric guitar, guitar, serial No. 60761, a it does not have a synchronized
Gibson Flying V Korina solid serial No. 8-4643, in June rare variant in that it does tremolo system, which is a sig-
body electric guitar, serial No. 1965, and played it on TV, not have a synchronized nature feature of the Strato-
8-4643, in June 1965 while The recordings, at concerts and tremolo system. caster. Demand for Stratocast-
Kinks, one of the most influen- for various albums. include a 1932 Martin OM-28 ers without the tremolo option
tial British bands since the fact that he bought the guitar natural acoustic guitar, serial was considerably lower, so
Beatles and one of the groups and played it in recording ses- No. 49937 — a very collectible fewer were ordered or pro-
credited with helping to launch sions, on television and on guitar from Martin, whose duced, thereby driving the rar-
the British Invasion, was on stage only adds to its appeal instruments hold their value ity of this instrument.
an American tour. He owned and importance and really
the instrument until 1992 — makes this a must-have A 1955 Gibson Les Paul cus-
provenance that is specified in instrument for any collector of tom black solid body electric
a letter of authenticity that is music memorabilia and instru- guitar, serial No. 511572,
signed by Davies and accompa- ments.” comes directly from the Dr
nies the guitar. Davies played George Borst Electric Guitar
the guitar on the television Other top lots in the auction Collection. The frets on this
show Shindig in June 1965 guitar are so low that it earned
and on recordings beginning the nickname “the Fretless
with “‘Till The End Of The Wonder,” and it offers extraor-
Day” in November 1965. dinary action and playability,
all of which factored into its
Davies is shown playing the status as one of Borst’s favor-
guitar on the cover of two ite guitars.
Kinks albums — Spotlight on
the Kinks and The Kinks Rounding out guitar high-
Greatest Hits! — copies of lights are a 1967 Rickenbacker
which accompany the guitar, Bantar fireglo electric banjo,
as does a black-and-white serial No. GC 1250, an extraor-
glossy photograph of Davies dinary instrument that is rare-
playing the guitar, a picture ly seen, especially in such
that is signed in silver ink by excellent condition; it is a good
the musician. The guitar is segue for collectors branching
featured on pages 50 and 51 of out from electric instruments
Tony Bacon’s Flying V Explor- to start including folk instru-
er Firebird — An Odd-Shaped ments. A circa 1965/66 Fender
History of Gibson’s Weird Elec- Electric XII candy apple red
tric Guitars and on page 59 of solid body electric guitar, seri-
the Summer 1994 issue of Vin- al No. 115006, is identified by
tage Guitar Classics. collectors of all levels as the
style of guitar Led Zeppelin’s
“This is an extraordinary Jimmy Page used to record
musical instrument, definitely Stairway to Heaven and also
worth six figures, even if it was played by Bob Dylan.
hadn’t been owned and played
by someone of the stature of Previews are July 15–18 prior
Dave Davies,” Heritage Auc- to the 1 pm start on July 19 at
tions Vintage Guitars Manag- Heritage Auctions, 3500 Maple
er Aaron Piscopo said. “The Avenue. For further information,
www.ha.com or 877-437-4824.

Fenimore Explores William Sidney Mount’s
Musical Art & Life
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — A new exhibition fea- Mount another serious outlet that he pursued
turing the work of American genre painter Wil- as a country fiddler, a fife player, a collector of
liam Sidney Mount (1807–1868) continues folk songs, and a violin designer. His experienc-
through September 8 at Fenimore Art Museum. es anticipate a Twenty-First Century recogni-
Mount formed organic and everlasting bridges tion of complex neurological connections among
between his two chief passions in life — art and all of the arts. Mount assimilated these consum-
music. “Perfect Harmony: The Musical Art & Life ing passions, becoming, as his first biographer,
of William Sidney Mount” sheds new light on the Edward Buffet, described him, “a rustic Leon-
confluence of these creative worlds. ardo.”

Many famous artists integrated art and music The Fenimore Art Museum is at 5798 Route 80.
in their lives, as Mount did. Henri Rousseau was For additional information, 607-547-1400 or
a violinist. Wassily Kandinsky played both the www.fenimoreartmuseum.org.
piano and cello. John Singer Sargent accompa- William Sidney Mount, “The Banjo Player,”
nied ensembles as a pianist. Mount is also not 1856, oil on canvas. The Long Island Muse-
unique in his depictions of dancers and musi- um. Gift of Mr and Mrs Ward Melville, 1955.
cians: many other painters, from one Mount
emulated, the Scottish artist David Wilkie, to
Pablo Picasso, explored this terrain.

However, few made the connection between
these two enterprises as masterfully, seamlessly
or frequently as Mount did. In many ways, this
blend was his destiny. He was the nephew of
Micah Hawkins, one of New York’s most impor-
tant early Nineteenth Century composers.
Mount described his father, Thomas, as “passion-
ately fond of music,” while his brother Robert
was an itinerant dance master. Undoubtedly
Mount also absorbed the interracial music cul-
ture of both New York City and Long Island’s
North Shore. By the 1820s, the soundscape of
African Americans and Scotch-Irish immigrants
had merged, creating a potent cocktail of new
American music.

Music takes center stage in a wide variety of
the artist’s most famous paintings, including one
of his earliest genre scenes, “Dancing on the
Barn Floor,” 1831. Later works included “The
Dance of the Haymakers,” 1845; “Right and Left,”
1850; “The Banjo Player,” 1856; and a host of oth-
ers. These works reveal a meticulous concern
with proper musical posturing.

Beyond providing subject matter, music gave

8 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 19, 2019

At Sotheby’s New York—

Watches Achieve $11.1 Million

Auction Action In New York City

Patek Philippe Ref 2499 yellow gold
perpetual calendar chronograph
wristwatch made in 1984 sold for
$800,000.

Patek Philippe Ref 2499 yellow gold This Cartier agate diamond set and Patek Philippe Ref 2497R pink gold highlighted by Audemars Piguet’s Ref
perpetual calendar chronograph enamel day and night semi-mystery perpetual calendar wristwatch with 25865BC.OO.1105BC.05, which achieved
wristwatch made in 1984 realized Comet clock, circa 1920, brought moon phases made in 1954 fetched $250,000 — meeting its high estimate.
$450,000. $350,000, a world auction record for $412,500. Combining the iconic Royal Oak with the
a Comet clock. high estimate. industry’s most desired complications in
NEW YORK CITY — Watches achieved west collector, which was 100 percent sold one Grand Complication timepiece, this
$11.1 million at Sotheby’s June 4 sale. and achieved $3.3 million — surpassing Outside of the charitable estate, the grand complication is housed in an 18K
Notably, 28 timepieces exceeded its $2.6 million high estimate. Proceeds auction featured a Cartier day and night white gold sport case with bracelet,
$100,000, and a “white glove” charitable from the group will be used to support Comet clock, circa 1925, that brought weighing in at nearly 400 grams.
estate consignment totaled $3.3 million, medical research at Washington Univer- $350,000 — marking a new auction
led by two rare Patek Philippe Ref 2499 sity in St Louis, Mo. The collection includ- record for a Cartier comet clock. Sold to The auction offered a selection of both
wristwatches. A Cartier Comet clock ed the top timepieces of the sale: two rare applause, the clock more than doubled its vintage and contemporary wristwatches
achieves $350,000, a world record for the Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 wristwatches in $150,000 high estimate. Featuring a by Rolex, led by the Ref 6239 Paul New-
timepiece. yellow gold, each made in 1984. night sky theme with gold stars, the man Daytona dated circa 1969 that sold
example was created by clockmaker Mau- for $181,250. The iconic reference 6239
Daryn Schnipper, chairman of Sotheby’s Produced from 1950 until 1985, Ref. rice Coüet, who exclusively crafted table was introduced in the United States in
international watch division, and Sam 2499 is recognized as one of the most clocks for Cartier. 1963 and available in the United States
Hines, worldwide head of watches at important wristwatches made by Patek and Europe until 1969. It was the first
Sotheby’s, commented, “Fresh-to-market Philippe. With only 349 pieces made in Leading the selection of complicated model fitted with this exotic dial, later
timepieces of great quality and condition total, or an average of only nine pieces Patek Philippe timepieces was the Ref coined the Paul Newman dial, distin-
carried this auction, which continue to per year, it is an extremely rare piece and 2497R — a rare pink gold perpetual cal- guished by its square markers. Though
increase in both value and demand over one that was made with the utmost atten- endar center seconds wristwatch with widely available at the time, theses dials
time. From Nautilus sport watches by tion paid to each detail. On offer from the moon phases made in 1954, which sold were produced in smaller numbers and
Patek Philippe to contemporary Rolex original owner and appearing at auction for $412,500. Groundbreaking for Patek are rarer to find on watches today.
wristwatches and an exceptional Cartier for the first time, the Ref 2499 retailed by Philippe as well as the horological com-
comet clock, our top prices demonstrate Tiffany & Co achieved $800,000, exceed- munity, Reference 2497 was produced A selection of timepieces by indepen-
desire for a diversity of material across ing its $500,000 high estimate. To the between 1951 and 1963, with fewer than dent makers was led by a Roger W Smith
our market. Overall, these results mark a best of the firm’s knowledge, the watch is 200 pieces made, and only roughly 20 of Series Two rare yellow gold wristwatch
36 percent increase over our most recent the only known fourth series Ref. 2499 these encased in pink gold. with power reserve indication and co-axi-
sale in New York, with an average sold lot signed by Tiffany. The second Ref 2499 al escapement, which achieved $162,500.
value that is 43 percent higher in com- fetched $450,000, surpassing its $350,000 Contemporary timepieces on offer were In 1987, Smith met master horologist Dr
parison.” George Daniels while attending the Man-
chester School of Horology and later
The auction was highlighted by a collec- became Daniels’ only apprentice. Known
tion of 47 timepieces assembled by a Mid- as “The Daniels Method,” Smith created
stunning timepieces using nothing but
his bare hands.

Prices given include the buyer’s premi-
um, as sated by the auction house. For
information, www.sothebys.com or 212-
606-7000.

Hyde Unveils Two Recently Conserved Works
can art world, being elected
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — Art- James Brade Sword (1839–1915), A Peep at Lake George, president of the Philadelphia
ists’ secrets uncovered in 1873, oil on canvas, 18 by 30 inches. The Hyde Collection, Society of Artists in 1878 and
recent conservation projects Glens Falls, N.Y., Gift of Daveen Hanson Woods honoring director of the Art Club of Phil-
will be unveiled in “Master- George and Margaret Hanson, 2018.5. Photo courtesy Wil- adelphia in 1887. He was a
pieces Under the Microscope: liamstown + Atlanta Art Conservation Center. friend of Asher B. Durand
Andrea della Robbia and (1796–1886), the leading artist
James Brade Sword,” an exhi- Andrea della Robbia (1435–1525), Virgin Mary (Mary Annun- of the Hudson River School,
bition on view through Sep- ciate), circa 1480, glazed terra cotta, 31¼ by 12¾ inches, The and traveled with him to this
tember 15 at The Hyde Collec- Hyde Collection, Glens, Falls, N.Y., The Hyde Collection region several times. It is
tion. Trust, 1971.98, Matt Hamilton photo courtesy Williamstown known Durand was on Lake
Art Conservation Center. George in 1871 and 1872;
The exhibition presents for Sword’s painting is dated 1873.
the first time since their con- history of Madonna and the date of the restoration. The James Brade Sword’s “A Peep
servation two works from the relief and how this figure conservators were able to into Lake George” is an excel- This painting by Sword was
Museum’s collection: a terra- became separated from the determine the composition of lent example of Hudson River donated to the Hyde last fall
cotta sculpture, “Madonna,” rest of the relief is unknown. each sample, noting that each School painting, which is con- and sent to Williamstown for
circa 1480, by Andrea della contained a high degree of lead sidered to be the first distinct- conservation. The painting had
Robbia, and a landscape paint- Conservators examined dam- and some tin, both common ly American school of land- a yellowish tint, suggesting a
ing, “A Peep Into Lake George” aged areas on the figure’s neck, elements in traditional formu- scape painting. Sword varnish that had discolored.
(1873) by Hudson River School hands, halo, nose and cheek lae for white glaze. Only the (1839–1915) was trained as an Meant to saturate the colors,
artist James Brade Sword. The and found that damage extend- repairs contained zinc, which artist at the Pennsylvania the old varnish diminished the
projects were completed at ed over 30 percent of the sculp- wasn’t identified as a distinct Academy of the Fine Arts, painting’s effect and hid
Williamstown + Atlanta Art ture. By analyzing the compo- element until 1746, suggesting under Christian Schussele details in the work. The clean-
Conservation Center and fund- sition of the glaze using X-ray the sculpture was repaired (1824–1879), a figure and his- ing, however, revealed changes
ed by a grant from Greater florescence (XRF) spectroscopy, several centuries after its cre- tory painter. Sword became a made by Sword himself that,
Hudson Heritage Network, a conservators were able to ation. respected figure in the Ameri- more than a century later,
partner of New York State determine an approximate were very distracting. It
Council on the Arts. appeared he glazed over a
mountain peak, presumably to
Museum founder Charlotte diminish its prominence. Simi-
Hyde purchased “Madonna” lar changes were made to parts
from Brummer Gallery in New of the sky at the center of the
York City in 1936 and had the painting. Over time, the art-
statue installed at the foot of ist’s updates discolored and,
the stairs in Hyde House. The uncovered by the recent treat-
high-relief representation of ment, appeared jarring. So, a
the Virgin Mary was likely glaze containing dry pigment
originally part of a large-scale, was applied to tone down the
multi-piece depiction of Adora- artist’s changes.
tion of the Christ Child. Now
missing is at least a figure of The Hyde Collection is at 161
the Christ Child lying in a bed Warren Street. For information,
of straw. Larger such tableaux www.hydecollection.org or 518-
would also include an ox, an 792-1761.
ass, and attendant angels. The

July 19, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 9

Opening Night Cocktail Party Kicks Off
East Hampton Antiques & Design Show

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. — tage decorative items for the is open from 10 am to 5 pm.
The East Hampton Historical home and garden as well as The show offers an onsite café.
Society will again host the art. Classic rattan and bamboo
East Hampton Antiques & furniture, lighting, textiles, Tickets for the Friday night
Design Show on the grounds of architectural elements, Ameri- opening night preview cocktail
Mulford Farm, Saturday, July can and European country dec- party start at $175 per person
20, through Sunday, July 21. place in the world to shop for ety, this 3½-acre property fea- orated furniture, Art Deco and and include return visits over
Now in its 13th year, the show all the design treasures you tures a restored Seventeenth Moderne, garden ornaments, the weekend. Junior Tickets
is widely recognized as the pre- need — and the design trea- Century farmhouse as well as wrought-iron accessories, (ages 40 and under) are priced
mier antiques and design sures you didn’t even know you several barns and outbuildings industrial items, paintings, at $100. For tickets, call the
event on eastern Long Island need. Come for the design, stay that are among the oldest on trade signs, period jewelry, East Hampton Historical Soci-
and a highlight of the East for the magical setting, and Long Island. weathervanes and mirrors will ety at 631-324-6850, extension
Hampton arts and social calen- support the East Hampton be for sale. With a broad range 1, or email [email protected]
dar. Historical Society at the same The East Hampton Antiques of styles from classic to con- history.org. Tickets can be pur-
time,” said Adler. & Design Show continues to be temporary represented, there chased online by visiting the
The design duo of Jonathan well-received by collectors and is something for everyone. Events page on the East
Adler, potter and modern Both the preview cocktail dealers alike. Its offerings of Admission to the antiques Hampton Historical Society’s
American design maverick, party and the show take place wares and art come from a show costs $10, with early buy- website at www.easthampton-
and partner Simon Doonan, on the grounds of the Mulford diverse assembly of more than ing at $20. Show hours are Sat- history.org. Tickets can also be
television personality, author Farm, located on James Lane 50 antiques and art dealers, urday, July 20, from 10 am to 6 had at the gate the night of the
and window dresser, are the in the heart of East Hampton housed in white tents across pm, with an early buying hour event.
honorary co-chairpersons of Village. Maintained by the the farmstead’s greensward. at 9 am. On Sunday, the show
the Friday, July 19, preview East Hampton Historical Soci- The focus of the show is on vin- Mulford Farm is at 10 James
cocktail party, which offers Lane.
patrons an early buying oppor-
tunity of the array of antiques,
jewelry, textiles, collectibles
and furniture and accessories.
Ticket proceeds from the pre-
view cocktail benefit the East
Hampton Historical Society.

“The East Hampton Antiques
& Design Show is the best

Windsor Historical Society July 17: Fashions Of Friends & Neighbors

WINDSOR, CONN. — Join um. The pieces date from about hat and a cloak) and learn how Enrollment is limited to 15 peo- torical Society members.
the Windsor Historical Society 1795 to around 1900. You will construction and styles changed ple, and reservations must be The Windsor Historical Soci-
on July 17 at 10 am for a close become acquainted with indi- over time. Sometimes, family made by July 16. If we cannot
look at some pieces from our viduals from the Nelson, Mor- history passed down with col- accommodate everyone inter- ety is at 96 Palisado Avenue
costume collections with cura- gan, Ellsworth, Stiles and lections items is not quite right. ested at the July 17 session, we (Route 159). For information,
tor Kristen Wands. Her focus Chaffee families. Examine their Wands will present forensic evi- will hold another session the www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org
will be on clothing and accesso- garments (wedding garb and dence that led her to slightly day following. The cost for the or 860-688-3813.
ries worn by people who lived shoes, a tea gown and other different conclusions about a program is $6 for adults, $5 for
within a few doors of the muse- dresses, shirts, hair bracelets, a few of the items you will study. seniors and $4 for Windsor His-

The Met Exhibits Da Vinci’s ‘St Jerome’

NEW YORK CITY — To com- ishing it. the pigments and create a soft- chapel-like setting will be an
memorate the 500th anniversary The painting represents Jerome focus effect in the sky and land- evocative nod to the funerals of
of the death of Leonardo da Vinci scape. great Italian artists, which typi-
(1452–1519), The Metropolitan (347–420 CE), a major saint and cally featured one of the artist’s
Museum of Art will display the theologian of the Christian At the museum, the painting works as part of the funerary dis-
artist’s painting, “St Jerome Church. The scene is based on the will be displayed in a gallery by play.
Praying in the Wilderness” story of his later life, which he itself, starkly illuminated within
(begun circa 1483). A special loan spent as a hermit in the desert, an otherwise darkened space in The Metropolitan Museum of
from the Vatican Museums, this according to the Thirteenth Cen- order to heighten the picture’s Art is at 1000 Fifth Avenue. For
monumental, exquisitely ren- tury Golden Legend. The peni- contemplative dimension, which information, 212-535-7710 or
dered painting is in an unfin- tent Jerome — aged, gaunt and Leonardo intended. The solemn, www.metmuseum.org.
ished state, providing viewers nearly toothless — kneels in
with extraordinary insights into prayerful meditation before a
the artist’s creative process. On cave in a rocky landscape. Reclin-
view through October 6, da Vin- ing before Jerome is the tame
ci’s “St Jerome” will pay homage lion, his companion in the desert
to one of the most renowned and a central figure in the story
geniuses of all time. of Jerome’s life. The saint’s face
and gestures convey Leonardo’s
Da Vinci is the prototypical uni- theories on human physiognomy
versal genius of the Renaissance. and the psychology of expression.
He was trained in Florence as a
painter, sculptor and thinker in In its unfinished state, the
the innovative workshop of painting shows us that Leonardo
Andrea del Verrocchio (1435– did not proceed in a wholly disci-
1488). Leonardo was principally plined way. He was particularly
active in Italy — in Florence, interested in creating a detailed,
Milan and Rome — and France. anatomically correct under draw-
He began working on the paint- ing for the saint’s ascetic body.
ing in Milan around 1483 but The elegant silhouette of the
kept the painting with him until reclining lion seems now especial-
his death in Amboise, France, on ly powerful because there is
May 2, 1519. The general circum- almost no modeling beyond the
stances of “St Jerome’s” produc- outlines. A close examination of
tion are unknown, as are the rea- the paint surface reveals the
sons that Leonardo continued to presence of Leonardo’s finger-
rework this painting into his prints, especially in the upper-left
mature years without ever fin- portion of the composition. Leon-
ardo used his fingers to distribute

Southold Antique, Fine Art
& Crafts Fair July 27–28

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. — Southold Admission is $5 for adults, to
Historical Society is partnering benefit the Southold Historical
with the Old Town Arts and Society, with a chance to win a
Crafts Guild to present an piece of art.
Antique, Fine Art and Crafts
Fair from 9 am to 4 pm on July The Southold Historical Society
28 and 29 at the Southold His- Museum Complex is at 55200
torical Society Museum complex. Main Road. For information, 631-
The fair will have vendors sell- 765-5500, [email protected]
ing fine art, antiques, pottery, cal.org, www.southoldhistorical-
photography, handmade crafts society.org. All vendor inquiries
and vintage treasures. should be directed to the Old
Town Arts Guild, [email protected]
There will be live music and aol.com, www.oldtownartsguild.
refreshments. org or 631-734-6382.

10 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 19, 2019

Firm’s 15th Anniversary Auction—

Crocker Farm’s Stoneware
& Redware Auction Is July 20

Featuring an outstanding form and Recently discovered in North Caro- This New Jersey stoneware presen- This 20-gallon Ohio stoneware face
expression, this Edgefield, S.C., lina, this 4-gallon alkaline-glazed tation jug with incised Federal cooler ($75/125,000) is regarded as
stoneware face cup ($25/35,000) is jar ($15/25,000) bears the signature eagle decoration ($25/50,000) is one of the finest examples of Ameri-
among the best face-decorated ves- of the enslaved African American inscribed “Liberty for / Ever” and can stoneware still in private hands.
sels from the region that the Zipps potter, Dave, along with the date “L. Riggs / May the 5th 1819.” Pub- It achieved star stus on the PBS
have ever offered. “Aug. 28. 1858” and the initials, lished in two books, it is among the series Antiques Roadshow when it
“Lm,” for his owner, Lewis Miles. top lots to be offered. was appraised on a Louisville, Ky.,
SPARKS, MD. — Crocker Farm, spe- episode in 1998 for $30/50,000.
cializing in Eighteenth and Nineteenth This rare pair of Shenandoah Valley redware cats ( $30/50,000) was made by
Century American stoneware and red- Solomon Bell in Strasburg, Va., circa 1845–80. Carrying an illustrious publi- Incised with the date “April 18th
ware pottery, will conduct a special cation and exhibition history, the figures are noteworthy in their form, size 1831,” this 2-gallon alkaline-glazed
auction on July 20 in honor of its 15th and manufacture as a true pair. stoneware jug ($30/50,000) was
anniversary. Included with an array of made by the enslaved African Amer-
American ceramic objects, the Zipp Winston Salem, N.C., lovingly referred the jug is among the potter’s earliest ican potter Dave at the Pottersville,
family of Crocker Farm promises a to as “Winchester,” is considered a mas- dated pieces known. Its glazed surface S.C., pottery of Harvey and Reuben
lively and educational weekend com- terpiece of Southern folk art. The cats, displays heavy olive runs at the shoul- Drake. Elaborately decorated with
plete with a Friday preview lecture each rare in its form and standing 6¼ der over a lighter-glazed body. While incised punctates and featuring an
presenting an insider’s perspective of inches high, are also the only known later Dave works use incised punctates impressed “I” mark at the base, it is
the last 15 years of stoneware and red- pair of animals produced by this mem- (dots) to denote the capacity of the ves- recognized as one of the earliest
ware discoveries. Complimentary ber of the Bell family. Carrying an sel, those found on this jug serve as a dated Dave vessels known.
lunch, historic-themed beverages and illustrious publication and exhibition decorative treatment delineating the brothers of Anna, Ill., are represented
commemorative reproduction stone- history including H.E. Comstock’s date. More than 90 such stippled mark- by a stoneware snake flask ($4/6,000),
ware prizes during Saturday’s auction definitive book, The Pottery of the ings ornament the jug’s shoulder. signed and dated “Anna Pottery / 1884”
will round out the weekend. Shenandoah Valley Region, the pair is Regarded as one of the most compel- and inscribed “Harpers $500.00 Little
estimated at $30/50,000. ling Dave vessels to come to auction in Brown Jug / 1883,” referencing a liquor
Highlighting the sale is an iconic New the past decade, it is estimated at law of the period.
Jersey stoneware jug with incised Fed- Additional Southern highlights $30/50,000.
eral eagle decoration, inscribed “Liber- include a selection of Edgefield, S.C., A selection of Western Pennsylvania
ty for ever” and “L. Riggs / May the 5th stoneware. An alkaline-glazed face cup, A newly discovered 4-gallon jar, stoneware will be sold, including a
1819.” The jug, estimated at $25/50,000, one of a few of its form known, has a inscribed “Aug 28. 1858 / Dave” along 6-gallon “Hamilton & Jones / Greens-
has remained in the same family since wonderful expression with large, deep- with the initials “Lm” and the letter boro Pa” jar with profuse freehand and
1973 and is featured on the cover of the ly incised teeth. Purchased by the con- “X,” will also be sold. A first-time pub- stenciled star decorations ($3/5,000),
exhibit catalog for the groundbreaking signor in New York state years ago, the lic offering, the olive-green-glazed jar as well as a number of scarce stencil
1974 exhibit, “Regional Aspects of cup ($25/35,000) is regarded as an ($15/25,000) had been purchased and freehand decorated canning jars
American Folk Pottery,” conducted at important new discovery in the field. A decades ago by the consignor’s grand- from the same town. A small-sized
the Historical Society of York County, recently surfaced Edgefield face jug mother in Georgia. A 6-gallon Dave jar, stoneware pitcher with profuse incised
York, Penn. It is further illustrated and ($15/25,000) will also be sold, attribut- dated “October 13th 1843” and esti- foliate decoration flanking an
discussed in M. Lelyn Branin’s well- ed to Lewis Miles’ Stoney Bluff Manu- mated $8/12,000, features a two-toned impressed bird is attributed to the
known 1984 book, The Early Makers of factory based on characteristics of its glaze, two incised slash marks and six well-known Philadelphia, Penn., pot-
Handcrafted Earthenware and Stone- glaze and facial features. Both date incised punctates. It was made earlier tery of Richard Clinton Remmey, circa
ware in Central and Southern New Jer- circa 1855 to 1870. in the potter’s life as an enslaved 1885 ($2/4,000). A 1-gallon Baltimore,
sey, in which the author describes it as craftsman, before his long tenure at Md., stoneware pitcher made by Rem-
“one of the most incised pieces of New Pieces by the enslaved African Ameri- Stoney Bluff, while working at the Rev- mey’s father or grandfather features a
Jersey stoneware on record.” The Zipps can potter Dave will be offered, includ- erend John Landrum pottery in Horse large incised bird-on-branch motif and
consider it the finest eagle-decorated ing a 2-gallon jug with profusely Creek Valley. brushed floral decoration. Estimated at
piece to come to market since a large incised punctates, impressed “I” at $15/25,000, this pitcher, like the Riggs
water cooler with incised eagle set a base and the incised date “April 18th Other standouts in the sale hail from eagle jug, was also included in the 1974
world auction record for American 1831.” Made by Dave at Harvey and a variety of shops, regions and potting York exhibit. Northeastern US high-
stoneware in the firm’s October 2015 Reuben Drake’s Pottersville pottery, traditions. The venerable Kirkpatrick lights include a 2-gallon “Fort Edward /
sale. “It was a piece we had known Pottery Co” stoneware churn with
about for a while,” said Luke Zipp, who cobalt standing stag motif ($4/6,000),
operates Crocker Farm along with his which typifies the New York state aes-
parents, Anthony and Barbara, and thetic of slip-trailed figural decoration.
brothers Brandt and Mark. “I had first
spotted the jug years ago on the cover Crocker Farm is at 15900 York Road.
of an old exhibit catalog and wondered For information, www.crockerfarm.com
where it had ended up. Out of the blue, or 410-472-2016.
we were contacted by the owner’s
daughter.”

A selection of Southern-made ceram-
ics will cross the block. “July’s sale will
be one of the very best auctions for
Southern pottery to be held anywhere
in the last decade,” asserted Anthony,
who has been studying and selling
American pottery since the 1970s.
Headlining this region is a pair of red-
ware cat figures, made circa 1845–80
by Shenandoah Valley of Virginia pot-
ter Solomon Bell, who is one of the
South’s most well-known ceramic art-
ists. He produced a variety of wheel-
thrown and molded stoneware and red-
ware objects in Winchester and
Strasburg, Va., for more than 30 years.
Among his finest works are his hand-
modeled redware animals. A large lion
in the collection of the Museum of
Early Southern Decorative Arts in

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D’Amore Filling DC Expo For July Big Flea Show

CHANTILLY, VA. — The DC Typical of the period antiques are these offered recently by Modern and midcentury furnishings are available.
Big Flea & Antiques Market will Sharon Green Antiques, Sharon, Conn.
again be sold out, according to
Joan Sides, founder and promot- More Than 600 Exhibitors
er of the suburban Washington Expected July 20–21
DC-area event for her July
20–21 show. The show is present- Antiques, Sharon, Conn., and trip for visitors. Exhibitors are
ed six times each year. This many more exhibiting dealers. usually able to accommodate the
installment is shaping up to be a shoppers with shipping arrange-
sell-out with antiques from early While local residents enjoy the ments for their purchases.
America, Europe and Asia, fine air-conditioned comfort of this
art from the last several hun- indoor show, summer in the Cap- Show hours are Saturday, 9 am
dred years, precious jewelry, sil- itol Region is filled with out-of- to 6 pm, and Sunday, 11 am to 5
ver and porcelain. The collect- the-area tourists who consider pm. Admission is $10, good for
ibles will include vintage this market among its attrac- both days and parking is free.
fashions and décor as well. tions. Easy access, virtually
across the road from Smithson- The Dulles Expo Center is at
Cherry Hill Liquidators, Cher- ian’s Air and Space Museum at 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center,
ry Hill, N.J., will be selling from Dulles Airport and major hotels just off Route 28 between I-66
an inventory of furniture and and restaurants surrounding DC and Route 50. For information,
accessories, including an ensem- Expo, make it is a popular day www.thebigfleamarket.com or
ble of furniture best described as 757-430-4735.
French Provincial — a large
armoire, a pair of chairs and the The DC Big Flea & Antiques Show, July 20–21 will have a
accompanying side tables and a full house with more than 600 booths offering antiques and
smaller chest of drawers. vintage collectibles.

Lara Joyce Antiques, Westfield,
N.J., after recent travels to Eng-
land and Europe gathering
inventory consisting mostly of
the little things that are accesso-
ries at home, will be showing an
assortment of Nineteenth Cen-
tury English silhouettes, brass
and silver candlesticks, Stafford-
shire figurines and a collection of
small tabletop Eighteenth Cen-
tury boxes.

Pat’s Pots trades in earthen-
ware and Asian woodblock
prints. The dealer is a frequent
exhibitor at the show, trading
here and from home in Westport,
Mass.

Early antique period furniture
will be available from the Brills,
Virginia Beach, Va., Easter Hill

Color Lithograph Exhibition Evokes Fin De Siècle Paris

CINCINNATI, OHIO — As the laws governing freedom of “L’Affichomania: The Passion for “The Tafts were great admirers
Nineteenth Century was coming speech coinciding with advances French Posters,” continuing at of French culture,” Deborah
to a close, vivid, visually seduc- in color lithography. The result the Taft Museum of Art from Emont Scott, director of the Taft
tive artwork began appearing on was a colorful, dramatic art form June 8 through September 15. Museum, said. “They would have
the streets of Paris in the form of that epitomized La Belle Epoque. seen such posters on their visits
commercial posters — “affiches” The exhibition is curated by to Paris in 1901 and 1903, for
— promoting everything from Parisians were captivated by Jeannine Falino, independent example.”
goods and services to events and the posters, and collecting them curator, museum consultant
entertainment. This new art-as- became all the rage. Nearly 140 and professor specializing in The Taft Museum of Art is at
advertising hybrid was catalyzed years later, a collection of some of decorative arts, craft and 316 Pike Street. For additional
by the expansion of France’s the best examples of the form design. It features approxi- information, 513-684-4516 or
will be on exhibit in mately 60 color posters dating www.taftmuseum.org.
from 1875 to 1910, all from the
Eugène Grasset, “La Marque Georges Richard/Cycles & collection of the Richard H.
Automobiles,” 1899, color lithograph, John Faier photo, Driehaus Museum, Chicago.
©2015, The Richard H. Driehaus Museum. The Taft Museum of Art is the
exhibition’s first stop on a five-
city, cross-country tour.

“L’Affichomania: The Passion
for French Posters” features
artists Jules Chéret, known as
the father of the poster craze;
Eugène Grasset; Théophile
Alexandre Steinlen; Henri de
Toulouse-Lautrec; and Alphonse
Mucha, whose 1911 Princess
Hyacinth graces the cover of
the exhibition’s accompanying
catalog.

The exhibit is of particular rel-
evance to the Taft Museum of
Art. Benefactors Charles and
Anna Taft collected French fine
and decorative art and made at
least two trips to France during
the period of l’affichomania.

Hathaway Mill Antiques Celebrates Its 2nd Anniversary

WATERVILLE, MAINE — antiques shopping experience. Scott Greeley, local indepen-
Hathaway Mill Antiques is Customers may browse dent auctioneer and appraiser
inviting the public to help cele- with more than 20 years of
brate its second anniversary on through the 10,000-square-foot experience will offer free
Saturday and Sunday, July multidealer emporium of appraisals on Sunday, July 21,
20–21, from 10 am to 5 pm. antiques. Offerings include a from noon to 3 pm.
blend of country primitives,
The multidealer emporium “mantiques” of yesteryear, farm- Voted Best of Mid-Maine’s
will be celebrating two years in house chic, architectural finds, Best Antiques Shops, Hathaway
business with 20 percent off ephemera, jewelry and early Mill Antiques is handicapped-
storewide discounts over the country store merchandise. accessible and accepts all major
weekend. The event will include credit cards and personal
refreshments, presentations, Presentations will include a checks. The antique mall is open
door prizes and gift certificates. hands-on traveling educational seven days a week 10 am to 5
cooper’s shop, courtesy of the pm. For information, contact
Hathaway Mill Antiques is Corina Maine Historical Society. Deborah J. Stufflebeam, Hatha-
located in the former Hathaway The cooper’s presentation will way Mill Antiques manager, at
Shirt factory at 10 Water Street. be conducted by docent Robert 207-877-0250 or email [email protected]
The large mill windows and old Dennis on Saturday, July 20, hathawaymillantiques.com
mill charm will add to the from 11 am to 12:30 pm.

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Christie’s Celebrates 50 Years After ‘Apollo 11’ In July 18 Sale

NEW YORK CITY — Chris- Commander Armstrong and Apollo 11 Lunar Module Timeline Book. Commander Armstrong in lunar module sim-
tie’s will auction of the Apollo Lunar Module Pilot Aldrin as [Houston]: Manned Spacecraft Center, ulator the month before launch.
11 Lunar Module Timeline they made the historic landing, Flight Planning Branch, June 19–July 12,
Book 50 years after the historic amidst alarms ringing and 1969. Flown aboard the LM Eagle and anno-
space mission ($7/9 million). with only about 25 seconds of tated by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as
The Timeline Book is the most fuel remaining at landing. It they landed on the Moon ($7/9 million).
important manual used to includes the Eagle’s coordi-
accomplish the national goal of nates in the Sea of Tranquility to the first manned lunar land- overjoyed to be given the oppor- Christie’s is at 20 Rockefeller
landing a man on the moon and that were written by Aldrin ing, arguably the most glorious tunity to offer this global trea- Plaza. For information, 212-
returning him safely to earth. within moments of landing, adventure of all time. We are sure at auction.” 636-2000 or www.chisties.com.
The Timeline Book will be the being the first writing by a
star lot offered within the auc- human being on another celes-
tion One Giant Leap: Celebrat- tial body. Additionally, there
ing Space Exploration 50 Years are nearly 150 completion
after Apollo 11, on July 18, checkmarks and other annota-
which will include more than tions made in real-time by
150 lots of space history arti- Aldrin and Armstrong.
facts. Following a global tour,
the Timeline Book will be back Christina Geiger, head of
in New York for the public books and manuscripts, com-
viewing from July 11–17 ahead mented “More than 400,000
of the auction and 50th anni- Americans were employed by
versary of the moon landing. NASA and its contractors to
make this mission possible. An
The Timeline Book narrates estimated 600 million people
the entire Eagle voyage from around the world watched the
inspection, undocking, lunar landing on television. However,
surface descent, stay and during Eagle’s voyage itself,
ascent to the rendezvous with Armstrong and Aldrin were
the command module Columbia profoundly alone. There is no
in lunar orbit. The book was video recording of them and
flown aboard the Eagle and only imperfect audio recording.
was located precisely between This book is a unique witness

Paint-Decorated Wall Talk & Tour August 4

DEERFIELD, N.H. — The Enoch Robie House Deerfield murals and other. ples of other early Nineteenth strong visual statement as one
Center for Painted Wall Preser- Century decorative painting enters the stairway. In the Mor-
vation (CPWP) announces their stenciled homes and inns that The Enoch Robie house has techniques, including wall sten- rison house, these areas are
August 4 annual fundraiser are now no longer in existence. murals painted on two upper ciling and faux finishes on the broken up with occasional
with a talk and tour of painted Since the 1950s, many other dis- bedchambers. The motifs in floor. Although the stencil pat- clumps of trees that tilt side-
plaster walls in the Deerfield coveries have been made in the these murals are similar to terns are similar to those used ways in defiance of gravity.
region. The decorated walls are area, and some of these decorat- those found in Rufus Porter by Moses Eaton, they do not
primarily in private homes, and ed walls will be open to the pub- murals but are painted in a match the forms found in The tour will also feature
this is a rare opportunity to tour lic to benefit the Center for much more naïve style. The Eaton’s original stencils, which other stenciled walls from the
walls not often open to the pub- Painted Wall Preservation. house also retains fine exam- are now in the collection of His- Deerfield area, including the
lic. The Talk and Tour will begin toric New England. The smoke extricated stenciled walls from
at the Deerfield Town Hall at grained tortoise-shell floor in the Goodrich House. Once at
12:30 pm with a talk on the the parlor of the Robie House is Old Sturbridge Village, the
painted walls of Deerfield and a rare survival of an early walls are now stored and are
the sites on the tour. Maps indi- Nineteenth Century decorative available for sale.
cating the locations of open ven- technique.
ues will then be distributed. The cost for the tour is $30 per
John Avery, recognized as the person. Reservations for the talk
Southern New Hampshire, the artist who painted murals at and tour may be made online
home of both renowned wall the Morrison House, will also (www.pwpcenter.org/events) or
painters Moses Eaton Sr and Jr, be represented on the tour. The by mailing checks made out to
was the epicenter for colorfully Federal house has murals in Center for Painted Wall Preser-
stenciled walls and exciting the front hall, up the graceful vation to Linda Lefko, president
paint-decorated murals by many captain’s stairway and into the of CPWP, at 1342 Anthony Road,
different artists both unknown large upper interior hall. The Penn Yan, NY 14527 by July 20.
and identified. Janet Waring, in walls have a strong horizontal Tickets may be purchased on the
her 1968 book Early American linear flow to them, typical of day of the event between 11:30
Stencils on Walls and Furniture, Avery School murals. The am and 12:15 pm at the Deer-
researched the area in and bushy cluster of greens encir- field Town Hall.
around Deerfield and found sev- cled with fine black curlicues
eral decorated rooms that were dominates the foreground of The Deerfield Town Hall is at
extant during the 1950s and the muraled walls and makes a 6 Church Street. For informa-
tion, [email protected] or
www.pwpcenter.org.

The Harvard Art Museums: Secrets Within The Buddha

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — The more than 70 dedicatory objects “Prince Shotoku at Age Two,”
Harvard Art Museums have (miniature sculptures of protec- Japanese, Kamakura period,
opened an exhibition dedicated tive deities, prayers, charms and datable to circa 1292. Japa-
to unraveling the mysteries of an Buddhist scripture) originally nese cypress; assembled
important Thirteenth Century sealed inside for more than 700 woodblock construction with
sculpture of Shotoku Taishi, the years. polychromy and rock-crystal
founder of Buddhism in Japan. inlaid eyes. Harvard Art
Continuing to August 11, “Prince “Prince Shotoku at Age Two,” Museums/Arthur M. Sackler
Shotoku: The Secrets Within” which portrays the moment the Museum, promised gift of
provides an opportunity to see young prince took several steps Walter C. Sedgwick in memo-
“Prince Shotoku at Age Two” forward, placed his palm together ry of Ellery Sedgwick Sr and
from the inside out, including and chanted the name of the Ellery Sedgwick Jr, 99.1979.1.
Buddha, manifesting a relic servators and students, have
between his hands, is the earliest In recent years, enabled by the been analyzing the fabrication of
datable example of a statue of the reopening of the Harvard Art the sculpture with x-rays and
prince at age two, and is regarded Museums in late 2014, an inter- micro-CT scanning, translating
as the most elegantly crafted of disciplinary group of researchers the dedicatory objects, and learn-
its type and time. The sculpture from the United States and ing about its origins.
came to Harvard in 2006, as part Japan, including curators, con-
of a promised gift from Walter C. This will mark the first time the
Sedgwick (Harvard class of 1969) Harvard Art Museums present
and his foundation. It was the entire ensemble, as well as the
acquired from a dealer in Japan findings of the researchers, which
in 1936 by Walter’s grandfather continues behind the scenes.
Ellery Sedgwick (Harvard class
of 1894, owner and editor of The In an adjacent gallery, the
Atlantic Monthly 1908–38). museum features a display of
almost 50 prints, “Japan on
The hollow wood sculpture was Paper,” until August 11, span-
initially opened in 1938 while it ning the history of Seventeenth–
was on loan to the MFA Boston (a Twentieth Century Japanese
curator heard rustling within), woodblock printing.
but research was interrupted by
World War II. Later on, Harvard The Harvard Art Museums
professor John M. Rosenfeld are at 32 Quincy Street. For
wrote about the object in a 1968 information, 617-495-9400 or
article for Archives of Asian Art. www.harvardartmuseums.org.

July 19, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 13

Graham Nash’s Guitar Collection
Will Play A Tune At Heritage July 20
DALLAS — The voice of a Another special is a 1964 Gib-
generation for more than 60 Duane Allman’s circa son Firebird sunburst solid Graham Nash’s Woodstock Stephen Stills 1964 Gibson
years, Graham Nash collabo- 1961/62 Gibson SG, cherry, body electric guitar, gifted from 1969 Martin D-45 acoustic Firebird sunburst solid
rated with the Hollies and solid body electric guitar, Stephen Stills to Nash. Nash guitar, serial No. 249131. body electric guitar, serial
Crosby, Stills & Nash and Nash serial No. 15263, which Gra- got it in a trade with Stills tage Auctions, 3500 Maple Ave- No. 191976, gifted from Ste-
& Young; he is a two-time Rock ham Nash not only owned, when Stills wanted some early nue, 17th floor, on July 19; the phen Stills to Graham Nash.
and Roll Hall of Fame induct- but has also played. Stratocasters that Nash owned, auction begins at 10 am on July
ee, but few know of his passion chased when he began his col- the Firebird was included in a 20. For more information,
for historic guitars and the col- lection of other guitarists’ gui- trade ($30,000 opening bid). www.ha.com or 877-437-4824.
lection he amassed over the tars, and it has an opening bid
years. of $125,000. Johnny Cash’s 1937 Martin
000-28 natural acoustic guitar
As part of Heritage Auctions’ Nash’s own 1960 Fender and 1934 Martin 0-17 mahoga-
entertainment and music Esquire custom sunburst solid ny acoustic guitar will both be
memorabilia auction on July body electric guitar was played offered.
20, a group of 19 guitars from at the last performance of
Nash’s collection will be offered Crosby, Stills and Nash — it Rounding out some of the
for sale for the first time, will cross the block with a Nash collection will be a 1961
including the iconic 1969 Mar- $15,000 opening bid. Guild X350-B natural hollow
tin D-45 acoustic guitar he body electric guitar played by
played at Woodstock 50 years Charlie Gracie, a major rock ‘n’
ago this summer. roll influence on a young Gra-
ham Nash. “Charlie Gracie was
“I’ve always collected only one of the founders of Ameri-
what touches me,” Nash said. can rock ‘n’ roll,” Nash said.
“It’s like being close to the fire.
I like holding Duane Allman’s From Graham Nash’s person-
guitar. I like holding Don Ever- al collection, the Buddy Holly/
ly’s guitar. It’s been played on Everly Brothers 1951 Gibson
all these incredible records, J-185 Sunburst acoustic guitar
and you can feel it. I just don’t was passed around and played
collect any guitar.” on the tour bus on the second-
to-last tour that Buddy Holly
Johnny Cash. Stephen Stills. did before his death.
Charlie Gracie. Buddy Holly.
Bo Diddley. All live on in Nash’s The collection also includes
collection and each guitar has Stephen Stills’ 1960 Gretsch
a tale to tell. 6120 orange hollow-body elec-
tric guitar, Nash’s own 1954
The 1969 Martin D-45 acous- Fender Stratocaster sunburst
tic guitar Nash played at solid body electric guitar, the
Woodstock in 1969, offered the 1963 Gibson J-180 black acous-
year of the festival’s 50th anni- tic guitar formerly owned by
versary, has an opening bid of Don Everly of The Everly
$75,000. Nash paid for the gui- Brothers and much more.
tar using some of the advance
Crosby, Stills and Nash Preview the collection at Heri-
received from their first record-
ing contract with Atlantic HERTAN’S ANTIQUE SHOW
Records. “I felt so great when I
could afford to buy this,” Nash BRIMFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
said.
2019 Show Dates
Duane Allman’s circa 1961/62
Gibson SG is best-known as May 15-19 • July 10-14 • September 4-8
the guitar Allman played on
the live recording of “States- Open Wednesday Noon to Sunset Also Open Thursday to Sunday from Sunrise to Sunset
boro Blues,” the opening track
of At Fillmore East. This was Outstanding selection from over 150 Dealers exhibiting in our shaded groves.
the first guitar Nash pur- Free Admission & No Pre-Selling

Riverwalk Antiques Show David Lamberto - Owner Operator
Returns To Washington Depot 860-763-3760 • During Show: 413-626-0927

July 27–28 www.hertansbrimfield.com

WASHINGTON DEPOT, bolus is based in Washington
CONN. — Susan and Hubert Depot, where there is a wonder-
van Asch van Wyck, with help ful book store, Hickory Stick, and
from Richard LaVigne of Knoll- other interesting shops and
wood Antiques, are putting on attractions, including the Judy
an antiques show at The River- Black Memorial Park and Gar-
walk Pavilion, 11A School Street dens, where art shows and other
in Washington Depot, Conn., at events are held.
the end of July. The show will be
from 10 am until 5 pm on July When The Riverwalk Antiques
27 and from 10 am until 4 pm Show is in progress, The Litch-
on July 28. field Jazz Festival is being held
The entry fee of $10/person will at The Gunnery boarding school,
be donated to The Washington with the opening night party
Community Fund, which assists taking place at the Judy Black
families in town. Park and Gardens on July 26.
Washington is in the Litchfield
Hills and in a beautiful country The Riverwalk Antiques Show
setting. The Steep Rock nature consists of 14 dealers, selling
preserve has trails with wonder- antique furniture and accesso-
ful scenic surprises. A popular ries, lighting, jewelry, art and
attraction is The Institute for garden furniture and statuary.
American Indian Studies. The Some of those taking part are
institute teaches people how Black Swan Antiques, Knollwood
Native Americans lived in the Antiques, Eleish-van Breems,
area before the Europeans Hamptons Antiques Galleries,
arrived. Another attraction is Cliff Leonard Antiques and oth-
the much-photographed Wash- ers selling unusual and interest-
ington Green, surrounded by ing pieces. This will be the third
lovely homes and the Washing- year of the show taking place.
ton Congregational Church.
Many residents of Washington For more information, Susan
are weekenders who have stun- and Hubert van Asch van Wyck
ning homes and property. There can be reached at 860-868-9094.
are also luxury vacation homes
available to families, future buy- NEW LONDON, CONN. —
ers and residents, boarding “Robert Rauschenberg: Rumi-
school families and others. nations” is at the Lyman Allyn
The famous dance troupe Pilo- Art Museum until August 11 at
625 Williams Street. For infor-
mation, www.lymanallyn.org or
860-443-2545.

14 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 19, 2019

Winter Associates On July 15—

Fine Art, Choice Porcelain & More At Auction
PLAINVILLE, CONN. — An
Old Lyme, Conn., estate pro-
vides a selection of Italian
Renaissance drawings by
important draughtsmen,
including a brown ink and
wash drawing by Agostino
Carracci (1557–1602) depict-
ing a middle-aged man in
three-quarter profile. Other
notable Sixteenth Century
drawings include a “Saint
Sebastian” attributed to
Andrea Vicentino (1542–1617)
and an “Annunciation” by Ales-
sandro Albini (1568–1646).
An eclectic home, this estate
also has Asian pieces, includ-
Pair of porcelain pitchers, Tucker Factories, Philadelphia, ing a pair of Chinese porcelain
1827–38, 9¼ inches high ($3/5,000). vases with a yellow mono- Tiffany & Co sterling flatware, Chrysanthemum, made by
John Carlin (1813–1891), oil on canvas, framed, marked on chrome glaze mounted as Charles Grosjean, circa 1880, 32 pieces ($1,5/3,000).
verso, “Lower Falls of the Genesee River, Rochester, New lamps from the Qing dynasty
York, 1877” ($3/5,000). (1644–1911) with a Parke-Ber- first successful porcelain man- Early American furniture
net provenance. Also included ufacturers established in the will include a Massachusetts
is a Chinese Song dynasty United States; it was founded mid-Eighteenth Century
(960–1279) ceramic vase with by Ellis Tucker in Philadel- mahogany block front slant-lid
yue-type celadon glaze, and phia in 1826 at Center Square. desk with four graduated
from another Connecticut Featured Tucker pieces drawers and a carved tomb-
home comes a Chinese peach include two pairs of pitchers stone door flanked by carved
bloom-glazed brushwasher with gilding and enamel deco- columns and stepped interior.
from the Qing dynasty (1644– ration. Other early American materi-
1911). The Old Lyme estate is al will include some more pro-
selling many Asian art refer- A selection of silver will vincial pieces, such as painted
ence and other books, to include Tiffany Chrysanthe- blanket chests. Also in the sale
include four volumes from the mum and Saratoga flatware, is a landscape painting by
Baur collection, covering Net- Gorham St Cloud and Cluny John Carlin (181–1891) depict-
suke, Chinese Ceramics (two flatware, along with an 11-inch ing the “Lower Falls of the
volumes) and Japanese Lac- Tiffany loving cup. Also, a ster- Genesee River, Rochester, New
quer (1984). ling Bigelow Kennard water York, 1877.”
This sale features other por- pitcher, Joseph Rodgers ster- Previews are Sunday, July
celain, including historic blue ling coffee/tea set and an I.W. 14, from 2 to 4 pm, and on
and white Staffordshire, Chi- Forbes three-piece coin silver Monday, July 15, from 3 to
nese export Canton and, nota- set will be featured. Unusual 6:15 pm, or by scheduled
bly, a collection of Tucker Fac- assortments of silver serving appointment. Winter Associ-
tory pitchers and vessels from pieces will include ice tongs, ates is at 21 Cooke Street.
other Connecticut estates. punch ladles, cream ladles, For information, 860-793-0288
Tucker Factory was among the macaroni spoons, etc., includ- or www.auctionsappraisers.com.
ing some with gold wash.

Founding Member Of The Three Stooges—

Moe Howard’s Personal Collection Brings $1.2 Million

Auction Action In Los Angeles

Moe Howard’s 1955 passport sold for $25,154, while his 1960 Top sales included a Three Stooges This movie poster for the Three Stooges film
passport sold for $20,788. Howard’s US passport was issued signed contract with Columbia from 1944 Uncivil Warriors sold for $37,500.
on May 11, 1939; it sold for $20,788. that sold for $53,926.

LOS ANGELES — Nate D. Other Three Stooges signed passed away in 1952. when the Three Stooges toured film released by Columbia Pic-
Sanders Auctions sold more Columbia Picture contracts Howard’s personally owned the United Kingdom in May tures. Howard wrote the two-
than 1,100 pieces from the sold for $44,566 and $30,458. and June of 1939. The passport page draft on two separate
Three Stooges’ Moe Howard’s One of the most unique items movie poster for the Three is signed six times using both sheets of Columbia Pictures
personal collection for offered was a 1946 Columbia Stooges film Uncivil Warriors his legal name, Moses Huro- Corporation letterhead, provid-
$1,218,180. The five-day auc- Pictures agreement signed sold for $37,500. Other posters vitz, and Moe Howard. The ing the genesis of the comedy
tion concluded on June 28. after Curly suffered a stroke in the auction included original passport lists his address as parodying the Four Horsemen
Top sales included a Three and was unable to perform. advertisement sheets for the 450 North Highland Avenue, of Notre Dame by the Stooges
Stooges signed contract with The contract sold for $27,670. Three Stooges 1939 tour in which is near the Wilshire as the The Three Horsemen.
Columbia from 1944 that sold The contract allowed Shemp England, which sold for as Country Club. Howard’s emer- The film co-starred Lucille Ball
for $53,926. Bidding began at Howard to step in for Curly as much as $4,109. gency contact is listed as “Mrs early in her career.
$400, and it received 35 bids. one of the Three Stooges. Moe Howard.”
The contract called for a five- Shemp was Moe and Curly’s Moe Howard’s 1955 passport Prices given include the buy-
week layoff from producing brother. Shemp eventually took sold for $25,154, while his 1960 Howard’s handwritten draft er’s premium, as stated by the
short films. The document was over Curly’s role on the Three passport sold for $20,788. How- for the 1934 short film Three auction house. For information,
signed by Jerry Howard, Moe Stooges, as Curly was unable ard’s US passport was issued Little Pigskins sold for $9,750. www.natedsanders.com or 310-
Howard and Larry Fine. to recover from his stroke and on May 11, 1939. It sold for It was the fourth Three Stooges 440-2982.
$20,788. He used the passport

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High Expectations Met By Lebel’s Team
For Cody Old West Show

SANTA FE, N.M. — Expecta- west, the Whitehawk Show, and Reading matter was also avail- the display in Robert Gallegos’ Another element cementing
tions were high for the second the third oldest, the Cody Old able — in this case, very early booth proves it’s a possibility, but the show’s popularity is that,
Santa Fe presentation of Brian West Show. versions of Roy Rogers and Dale it could be a bit pricey. This save Rodeo de Santa Fe itself,
Lebel’s Cody Old West Show, Evans graphic novels that con- array ranged in price from there’s no place or time in town
June 21–23, which last year gen- Part of the show’s durability is veniently fit on a comic book $1,500 to $7,500. where you will encounter so
erated large crowds, robust sales a successful blend of less formal rack, which Brian and Melissa
and much buzz in a town the tabletop dealers in the breezy sold from the Old West Events Long Horn settee, circa 1880, Texas, shown by Roadside
locals like to call the second larg- center and back aisles, with for- booth for $900. America’s Gallery of the West, Santa Fe.
est fine art market in America. mal booths featuring presti-
gious, well-known western deal- Or if you want to decorate a
But high expectations were no ers and galleries. So whether wall with your concha belts
challenge for the Cody show. you’re a serious collector of the when you’re not wearing them,
Brian Lebel and Melissa best silver work, the finest sad- A “Golden Hills” turquoise
McCracken Lebel maintained a dles and important Native necklace and chains in the
waiting list and grew the show American artifacts or in quest of western motif but from
floor by 20 dealers to a total of a quirky antique for your cabin, Kazakhstan, Miles and Miles
138, all the while still keeping a work-another-day pair of spurs Trading, San Francisco.
the sense of wide open spaces or high fashion boots for this
that made last year’s premiere year’s Buckaroo Ball, the place
in Santa Fe’s Convention Center makes the search interesting
so refreshing. On Friday, the and fun.
aisles were jammed with 100
early buyers, and when com- For example, you could buy an
bined with regular attendance elaborate boot jack designed to
on Saturday and Sunday, the prevent a lady from displaying
gate exceeded last year’s 3,000. her ankle while removing her
Not bad when competing for a boot. That very object was avail-
cowboy crowd with the redoubt- able in the show’s center aisle
able Rodeo de Santa Fe. for $425 from Sherry Stevenson
of Czech Glass & Western
Of course, the Cody Old West Antiques, Pipe Creek, Texas,
Show is only new to Santa Fe. who demonstrated it with her
This year’s is the 30th anniver- tennis shoe.
sary of a show Brian Lebel cre-
ated in Cody, Wyo., in 1989. It’s If your hero just happens to be
now among the ten oldest Will Rogers, then you could find
antiques events in America. In a remarkable likeness of him in
fact, Santa Fe now hosts the sec- copper relief at Jim and Bobbi
ond oldest antiques show in the Olson’s Western Trading Post,
Casa Grande, Ariz.

Melissa and Brian Lebel talk with a vendor during show
preview.

Rocketbuster Boots offered by Park Vin- A boy’s Plains buckskin shirt, probably Kiowa Silver, gold and diamond Ranger kit by Clint Mortenson,
tage, Santa Fe, for $2,200. or Apache, Mystic Warriors, Evergreen Colo. Mortenson Silver and Saddles, Santa Fe, $1,395.

Review and Photos by
Walt Borton

A pair of Santee Sioux beaded britches, A Victorian ladies bootjack to assure mod- This early Twentieth Century Sioux dress was sold by the
circa 1880, with the American flag motif, esty, Czech Glass & Western Antiques, Pipe Lusher Collection of Austin and Santa Fe.
from a Belgian collection, shown by Brant Creek, Texas.
Mackley, Santa Fe, N.M.

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Shoulder bag with mink, Pure West — Pure
Vintage, Roundtop, Texas, $398.
A copper relief portrait of Will Rogers from
the Will Rogers estate, Western Trading
Post, Casa Grande, Ariz.

Canyon Road gallerista Nathalie Kent and fashion photog-
rapher Jim Arendt.

Claw necklace from the
Sauk Fox People, circa
1900, Trotta Bono, New
York City.

A selection of six-shooters from Old West
Traders Dan and Rebecca Pauly, $975 to
$6,500.

A Nez Pierce girl’s dress, Mystic Warriors,
Evergreen Colo.

much real-deal historic and con- quality pieces were plentiful sold 50 Navajo textiles during
temporary cowboy attire on the across the show. Ted Trotta and the weekend.
hoof. The show cries out for the Anna Bono, New York City tribal
talent of the late Bill Cunning- art specialists who called the The Lusher Collection of Aus-
ham, New York Times’ roving show “one of their best ever,” tin and Santa Fe sold an early
fashion photographer. showed a stunning claw neck- Twentieth Century Sioux dress
lace from the Sauk Fox People. featuring an unusual use of
Bill Manns, longtime Santa Fe The Sauk Fox were forcibly relo- metallic beads in the traditional
trader, horseman and western cated to Oklahoma from their Sioux geometric patterns. The
photographer, who last year had homelands around Lakes Huron dress, likely elk hide and obvi-
little left to pack up and take and Michigan in 1870, and this ously worn, according to Chris
home, called this year’s show piece, circa 1900, was made Lusher, sold “at the high end of
“even better,” saying that his there. It’s cow horn and otter what a ‘20s Sioux dress would
opening day sales were the best and was priced at $11,500. command,” putting it north of
in years. His table, in the same $4,000.
row with major antique fire- Christopher Selser Tribal Art,
arms dealer Dan Pawley and Santa Fe, showed a powerful Mystic Warriors of Evergreen,
saddler and silversmith Clint Navajo serape, circa 1870, Colo., consistently stopped traf-
Mortenson, created an ongoing offered at $65,000, and Mary fic with two items of children’s
traffic jam. Nyholm-Vidano, MC Antiques, attire, a Nez Pierce girl’s dress
Niwot, Colo., is rumored to have and a boy’s Plains buckskin
Of course, important museum shirt, probably Kiowa or Apache.

Collection of Roy and Dale
comic books on rack, Brian
Lebel’s Old West Shows.

Selection of concha belts from Robert Gallegos, Albuquer- An 1840s Jemez shield and club, Jeff Vintage top hat with Sioux loom beading in
que, N.M. Hengesbaugh’s Calabaza, Glorieta, N.M. its original box, Victoria Roberts’ Indian
Lodge Road, Albuquerque, N.M.

July 19, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 17

Tucked away on a wall in Jeff Exhibitor Bill Manns wheeling and dealing. Navajo serape, circa 1870, offered by Chris Selser Tribal
Hengesbaugh’s Calabaza booth Art, Santa Fe, $65,000.
were an 1840s Jemez shield and Cody Old West Show Exhibitor Taylor Tomlin, with Jeff Hengesbaugh’s Calabaza.
club, important both because of
their age and that they were contemporary upholstery shown Cheryl Long of Pure West —
found in Texas, hundreds of by Roadside America’s Gallery of Pure Vintage, Round Top, Texas,
miles from the Jemez Pueblo in the West, Santa Fe. Ted Birbilis was repacking a lovely mink and
north central New Mexico. attributed the piece to a Texas leather handbag when she said
maker around 1880, saying the that while her “merchandising
Last year’s show so impressed price was $5,500. wasn’t quite right for this year’s
Santa Fe dealer Brant Mackley show, I’m definitely returning.”
that he took a booth this year, By show’s end Sunday after- And whispered she’s already
featuring just a few important noon, most vendors were more looking at the Santa Fe real
works, including a pair of Santee than pleased with this year’s estate market.
Sioux beaded britches, circa traffic and sales. Even those for
1880, with the American flag whom business wasn’t strong So you see, Santa Fe still
motif, from a Belgian collection were planning on returning to holds its own as a major attrac-
and priced at $6,800. The San- next year’s show, June 27 and 28 tion in the Land of Enchant-
tee, sometimes called the Dako- at the Santa Fe Convention Cen- ment, especially at the Cody
ta Sioux, traveled the northwest- ter. First time exhibitor designer Old West Show.
ern reaches of the Mississippi
River until forcibly relocated to a
reservation in Knox County,
Neb., in 1863.

Equally engaging, but less
costly Sioux beadwork was
found at Victoria Roberts of Indi-
an Lodge Road, Albuquerque,
N.M., in a vintage top hat with
Sioux loom beading. The beaded
Zeamer hat, in remarkable con-
dition, including its original box,
was $750.

Both in booths and on table-
tops, the show offered an endless
array of Squash Blossom neck-
laces, Navajo silver beads and
Kewa (Santa Domingo) contem-
porary turquoise and coral
sculptural rings, bracelets and
earrings. Perhaps the most
unusual piece of jewelry, howev-
er, was neither western nor
Native American in origin, but
distinctly so in motif. The unusu-
al stones in a pendant shown by
Miles and Miles Trading of San
Francisco, are turquoise from
Kazakhstan, known here as
“Golden Hills.”

And while the show is general-
ly light on furniture, those pieces
shown are for the most part dis-
tinctly western, like a one-of-a-
kind long-horn settee with pro-
tective brass horn tips and

West Coast Woodcuts At Maryhill Museum

GOLDENDALE, WASH. — artist Yoshiko Yamamoto; and that all visitors to the exhibi-
The exhibition “West Coast California artists Andrea Rich, tion will be able to identify mul-
Woodcut: Contemporary Relief Art Hazelwood, Daniel tiple images representing plac-
Prints by Regional Artists” at González, Gordon Mortenson, es that they have visited before.”
Maryhill Museum of Art contin- Leonardo Nuñez, Rik Olson and
ues through November 15. The Tom Killion. The works showcase the natu-
exhibition explores the natural ral, urban and social/cultural
beauty, cityscapes and social “Preparations for this exhibi- worlds that are found in the
worlds of the West Coast tion have taken several years,” Pacific states. Many of the
through 60 woodcut prints, lin- says Maryhill’s curator of Art, prints are landscapes; others
ocuts and wood engravings by Steve Grafe. “We needed to relate to regional flora and
artists from Washington, Ore- locate artists working across a fauna, homelessness, immigra-
gon and California. vast region and then sift tion, natural resource manage-
through their available prints ment and environmental issues.
Among the featured artists to find the exact ones that were All of the works are drawn from
are some of the most well- appropriate for the display. I museum’s permanent collec-
known printmakers on the West sought to give fair representa- tion.
Coast, including Oregon artists tion to all three states and tried
Berk Chappell, Dennis Cun- to stay mindful of the popula- The Maryhill Museum of Art
ningham, Erik Sandgren, Jon- tion and geography that sepa- is at 35 Maryhill Museum
nel Covault, Manuel Izquierdo rates California from the two Drive. For additional informa-
and Paul Gentry; Washington Northwest states. My hope is tion, www.maryhillmuseum.org
or 509-773-3733.

Take A Walk Through ‘Shoes’
At New Canaan Museum
NEW CANAAN, CONN. — There are also Nineteenth Cen-
“Shoes,” the New Canaan Muse- All dressed up, a pair of tury photographs of the old fac-
um and Historical Society’s 1910–11 pumps that were tories and their workers.
exhibition on view through Sep- made in a New Canaan,
tember 21, is a commemoration Conn., factory. A new acquisition, a 1925
of the town’s little-known histo- factors, including age, condi- painting of the town’s “Italian
ry as an important center of tion, originality and function. Quarter” by a member of the
shoe manufacturing, when Silvermine art colony, Daniel
wooden factories stood in the Putnam Brinley (1879–1963),
place of today’s actual shoe has pride of place in the exhibi-
stores and chic boutiques. tion. Residents of the “quarter”
worked in the shoe factories,
The show features men’s, among many other occupations.
women’s and children’s shoes
from 1750 to 1950 from the soci- Penny Havard, the museum’s
ety’s extensive collection. The clothing and textile curator, will
more than 200 pairs of shoes give a guided tour of the exhibi-
include early galoshes, sneak- tion July 13 at 10:30 am; it is
ers, beaded heels, dancing shoes $10 for nonmembers.
and furry sleigh boots. Some
pairs have no right or left — Donna Gorman, board gover-
they are meant to be inter- nor and owner of SeeDesign,
changeable. The shoes on view conceived of and curated the
were drawn from the museum’s exhibition. The museum is at 13
400 pairs, based on a number of Oenoke Ridge. For more infor-
mation, 203-966-1776 ext 3 or
www.nchistory.org.

18 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 19, 2019 Compiled by
Antiques andThe Arts Weekly
Notable Prices Recently Achieved At Various Auction Houses
Staff and Correspondents
Across The Block
All prices
include buyer’s premium.

Horse And Jockey Weathervane ‘Gone With The Wind’ Signed First Edition Revolutionary War Powder Horn Shoots To
Leaps High At Copake Blows To Top At PBA Galleries $6,900 At John McInnis Auction

COPAKE, N.Y. — Copake Auction presented an BERKELEY, CALIF. — The top lot at PBA Gal- ALFRED, MAINE — The top lot at John McInnis
unreserved estate sale on June 22 featuring Eigh- leries June 27 auction was a signed first edition, Auctioneers’ June 15 onsite auction was an impor-
teenth and Nineteenth Century furniture, art- first printing, of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with tant Revolutionary War powder horn of physician
work, folk art, period accessories, china, glass, the Wind. Sharon L. Gee, president of PBA Gal- John Ely (a well-documented figure in American
stoneware, primitives and more. A highlight was a leries, said that despite the condition of the origi- Revolution history) that sold at $6,900. In an old-
horse and jockey weathervane, 31 by 18 inches, nal dust jacket, which had light wear and damp- fashioned, unreserved, country auction, the Ames-
that vaulted over its $1,5/2,000 estimate to finish at staining and had been backed with paper and bury, Mass., auctioneer offered this horn as the first
$3,186. For information, www.copakeauction.com or trimmed a bit at the bottom edge, it sold well lot of the day. Dated July 30, 1775, and inscribed
518-329-1142. above estimate at $6,600. The book was published John Ely, His Horn, Roxbury Camp, Captain of the
by the Macmillan Company in 1936 and had its 6th Connecticut at that time, it set the stage for a
Vintage Rolex Cosmograph Watch original grey cloth with blue lettering and origi- successful walk-around estate auction. For informa-
More Than Doubles High Estimate nal custom cloth slipcase. For information, 415- tion, www.mcinnisauctions.com or 978-388-0400.
989-2665 or www.pbagalleries.com.
At Wiederseim Assoc. Rare Tiffany Medal Awarded Best In Show
PHOENIXVILLE, PENN. — A rare vintage Rolex Belgium Browning Mauser Olympian At Mid-Hudson Galleries
Oyster cosmograph watch, model 6263, crossed the Takes Aim At Alderfer
block at Wiederseim Associates on June 29 with an NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. — Lot 144 in the June 29
estimate of $20/25,000. The stainless steel men’s HATFIELD, PENN. — At Alderfer Auction on sale at Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries was a rare
watch with what appears to be the original case June 18, a Browning Mauser Olympian-grade bolt- Tiffany & Co 18K gold National Academy medal,
and hang tag caused quite a stir when an internet action rifle in its original Browning cardboard box, which went out at $5,625, The presentation medal,
bidder drove the final price to $68,750. The original which appeared to be new in the box, sold for $5,100. marked MDCCCXXV, was in memory of American
receipt was available for bidders to see, although it The 22-inch barrel Belgium-manufactured rifle was landscape painter George Inness, given by his son
was not offered as part of the lot. The pristine heavily decorated, had 100 percent blued barrel and awarded by the National Academy of Design to
nature of this fine watch clearly contributed to it with hooded front sight and Williams rear peep Charles Rosen ANA-1916. Designed and created by
more than doubling its high estimate. For informa- sight and French grey finish on the remaining parts Jonathan Scott Hartley, 1901, the medal is one of
tion, www.wiederseim.com or 610-827-1910. with an excellent bore. The follower and bolt were these awarded annually from 1901 to 1918 to a stu-
polished with a jeweled extractor, and the trigger dent of the National Academy of Design for works
Tiffany Dragonfly Lamp Shines was gold washed. Engravings included a bugling elk exhibited at an academy exhibition. The impressive
At Flying Pig Online Auction on the left side, running pronghorn antelope on the matte finish medal came housed in its leather case
right side, the hinged floor plate engraved with a with green and black velour interior. For informa-
WESTMORELAND, N.H. — The nucleus of Flying deer in a wooded scene with floral leaf engraving tion, www.midhudsongalleries.com or 914-882-7356.
Pig Auctions’ unreserved online-only auction on below and on the attaching metal and it was signed
June 24 was a western Massachusetts estate in below the deer. Strong bidding across categories Qi Baishi’s ‘Shrimp’ Brings
which two retired special education teachers, drove the rifle to its final price. For information, Jumbo Price At Clarke
inspired by the Age of Elegance, collected and deco- www.alderferauction.com or 215-393-3000.
rated their home in the finest taste. Everything LARCHMONT, N.Y.
from Tiffany and Pairpoint lamps, chandeliers and Freels’ Carousel Figures Highlight — With wedding sea-
other antique lighting to china, art glass, sterling Elegant Home Sale At Bonhams son in full bloom, it is
silver flatware and musical instruments crossed the no wonder that the top
block. The highest selling item was a Tiffany Drag- LOS ANGELES — Bonhams’ The Elegant Home lot in Clarke Auction’s
onfly lamp (shown), which sold for $25,200. Guitars sale on June 24 and 25 offered more than 600 lots June 30 sale was a
were also very well-received, with a rare 1946 Gib- featuring paintings, silver, furniture, carpets, works platinum engagement
son J-45 acoustic guitar making $6,765. “The auc- of art and clocks. Highlighting the sale was the ring set with a central
tion went very well and was well-received, with Freels’ carousel collection, five unique sculptures 5.25-carat emerald-
more than 400 registered bidders,” reported co-prin- from America’s premiere assemblage of carousel cut diamond flanked
cipal Roxanne Reuling. The firm’s next auction is art masterpieces. Leading the caravan was an E. by tapered baguettes,
scheduled for September 16. For information, 413- Joy Morris outside row tiger (shown), Germantown, which left the gallery
537-4855, 603-543-7490 or email at flyingpigan- Penn., circa 1898, painted by Pam Hessey, which at $87,500 against a
[email protected] sold for $50,075. A Charles Carmel outside row $30/50,000 estimate.
standing horse, Brooklyn, circa 1914, painted by Asian arts were espe-
Nina Fraley, took $32,575, and a Gustav Dentzel cially strong, too, led
chariot side, Germantown, Penn., circa 1908, also by noted Chinese art-
painted by Nina Fraley, was $18,825. For informa- ist Qi Baishi’s (1863–
tion, 323-850-7500 or www.bonhams.com. 1957) “Shrimp” (pic-
tured). The “Shrimp”
painting, which fin-
ished at $81,250, was
inscribed to “Li Po-
wen,” referring to
Henry R. Lieberman,
an editor at The New
York Times. Li Po-
wen was a nickname given to Lieberman as both a
pun on his last name and an apt moniker meaning
“well-educated writer.” In 1948, Lieberman wrote
an article for The Times describing his experience
having visited Qi Baishi’s house, and he commis-
sioned a painting personally. At the end of this arti-
cle, he describes watching the artist create this par-
ticular painting of shrimp. “It takes him ten to 30
minutes to complete one of his paintings, which he
executes in swift, bold strokes.” Even at $10/15,000,
the painting’s estimate was conservative for docu-
mented works by Qi Baishi, and it sold for a signifi-
cant return over the original $5 paid for the paint-
ing in 1948. For information, www.clarkeny.com or
914-833-8336.

July 19, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 19

Lifetime Collection Of Coca-Cola
Collectibles At Bruneau & Co.

Circa 1939 Coca-Cola salesman’s sample ice chest cooler in Expressionist painting by Hunt Slonem (b Twentieth Century Jacobs model JSC-160
the original paint, including advertising booklets ($1/1,500). 1951), titled “White Sulphur” and depicting Coca-Cola vending machine, red, made of
white butterflies over a powder blue back- metal and measures 54½ inches tall by 31
CRANSTON, R.I. — The sin- entirely to Buteau’s collection, ground, artist signed ($6/9,000). inches wide ($600/900).
gle-owner collection of Russell an assemblage of vintage soda
Buteau of Millville, Mass. — a fountain items, including Coca- measures 16¾ by 21¼ inches. and depicting white butterflies gilt insects ($800–$1,200). Each
lifelong collector of Coca-Cola Cola machines, coolers from A Chinese Qing dynasty rob- over a powder blue background. plate in this set is 10 inches in
items and antiques for more many brands, more than a The work was executed using diameter and each carries a
than 40 years — is an expected dozen advertising clocks, sever- in’s egg blue vase, 12¾ inches Slonem’s signature sgraffito Copeland mark on the bottom.
highlight of Bruneau & Co. Auc- al tin, porcelain and paper tall, is potted bulbous baluster technique and is housed in a
tioneers’ antiques, collectibles advertising signs, and rare form with corseted quatrefoil 40-by-40-inch frame. It is artist Previews will be conducted
and fine art auction planned for Coca-Cola and other brand gum neck and rim with archaic han- signed “Hunt Slonem,” and Thursday and Friday, July
Saturday, July 13, at noon East- and novelties. But there’s much dles and finished in a mottled titled and dated (1988) on verso. 11–12, from 9 am to 5 pm East-
ern, online and in the gallery. more in the sale. robin’s egg blue glaze on a fine- ern time.
ly ground foot. The piece of por- Another lot to watch is a Syri-
“I’ve known Russell since my The auction also features a celain bears a Qing dynasty an mother-of-pearl abalone Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is
first job working at a local auc- selection of European furniture, mark to the underside and has inlaid Orientalist parlor set at 63 Fourth Avenue.
tion house when I was 13 years art glass, porcelains, Asian been drilled, showing only from the Nineteenth Century
old,” said Travis Landry, a Bru- objects and original art by art- minor kiln pitting ($2/3,000). ($1,5/2,500). The set includes For information, 401-533-9980
neau & Co. specialist and auc- ists such as Hunt Slonem and three chairs and a settee with or www.bruneauandco.com.
tioneer. “I’ve watched my father Charles Henry Gifford. “This Two lots carrying identical reticulated carved back splats
and him buy advertising signs catalog holds many surprises,” estimates of $6/9,000 could well heavily inlaid with mother-of-
together. He even lives in the said company president Kevin end up being the top two earn- pearl and abalone shell, with
town where my dad is police Bruneau. “The Daniel Sturges ers of the auction. One is a dia- floral upholstered seats and
chief. He’s been around me for map is truly one of a kind, and mond and platinum lady’s intricately inlaid aprons sup-
as long as I’ve been in antiques. with records of maps by him wreath brooch, boasting 16 ported by flared legs.
It’s an honor to handle his col- fetching up to $80,000, who marquise-cut and 24 round-cut
lection.” knows what a hand-drawn one diamonds arranged as a wreath Also sold will be an English
will bring. The Chinese robin’s and with embellished floral late Nineteenth or early Twen-
Coca-Cola is Buteau’s special- egg vase should also drive col- accents. The brooch, about 1½ tieth Century set of Copeland
ty. One lot that should draw lector bidding as well.” by 1½ inches, has a total dia- Spode plates, decorated with a
intense bidder interest is a circa mond weight of 6.60 carats. unique exotic bird among foli-
1939 Coca-Cola salesman’s The map Bruneau referred to age and insects within a cobalt
sample ice chest cooler in the is a rare, hand-drawn and col- The other is an expressionist blue and enameled floral scal-
original paint, including adver- ored map of the Georgia terri- painting by Hunt Slonem (b loped rim with individualized
tising booklets. The metal chest, tories by Daniel Sturges dated 1951) titled “White Sulphur”
9¾ by 12¼ by 7¼ inches, should 1808 and executed for a client,
realize $1/1,500. Bohl Bohlers ($4/6,000).
Included is the original 63,000-
Also from the collection is a acre land deed issued to
Twentieth Century Jacobs Bohlers in 1775, plus more
model JSC-160 Coca-Cola vend- than ten letters of correspon-
ing machine, red, made of dence, including one that
metal. The machine shows an appears to be from Sturges’s
old restored surface ($600/900). friend Andrew Jackson before
he was president. The map
The first 136 lots of the 405-
lot auction will be dedicated

Fitzwilliam Antiques Show
Marks Its 44th Year

FITZWILLIAM, N.H. — The ing in Fitzwilliam. Appraisals
Fitzwilliam Historical Society’s will be offered by Dan Yelyelin
44th annual antiques show and of Colony Mill Antiques at a
sale will be conducted on Satur- cost of $10 for the first item
day, July 20, on the Common (includes admission) and $5 for
(near Route 12 and 119), from 9 each additional item.
am to 3 pm.
Fitzwilliam Historical Society
Fitzwilliam Historical Soci- was established in 1961. The
ety’s show is a mix of New Eng- annual antiques show and sale
land antiques dealers set up on was created as a fundraiser for
the historical Fitzwilliam com- the society in 1975, and the
mon. The annual antiques show society is dedicated to continu-
and sale has been a tradition ing the show as one of the best
over generations. Under new events of the year.
management since 2017, the
society said it is pleased with Admission is $5 and includes
new growth and excitement for free parking. For information or
this year’s show. Dealers and directions, call Kris Casucci
customers will be thrilled with 508-341-6870 or Gary Taylor
the quintessential New Eng- 603-585-6688 or email fitzwil-
land setting for this show. [email protected]

Customers and dealers alike WILMINGTON, DEL. —
will enjoy booths filled with “Relational Undercurrents:
Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Contemporary Art of the Carib-
early Twentieth Century bean Archipelago” is on view
antiques coming together for a through September 8 at the
celebration of the past. Food is Delaware Art Museum at 2301
available on the day of the show Kentmere Parkway. For more
and will be offered by Allan information, 302-571-9590 or
Howard of Chef Allan’s Cater- www.delart.org.

20 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 19, 2019

INternational Compiled By
Antiques and The Arts Weekly

Editorial Staff

Marble Hounds Scent Glory Auction Action In London
In Bonhams’ Antiquities Sale
Tut Tut…Christie’s Sells
Auction Action In London Egyptian Quartzite Head

LONDON — Two Roman mar- sold for an impressive $1,015,504 Bonhams head of Antiquities Despite Protests
ble figures of Celtic hounds at Bonhams Antiquities sale on Francesca Hickin said, “We are
found in the ruins of the villa of Wednesday, July 3. Offered at delighted with the outcome of LONDON — Lead-
Emperor Antoninus Pius (ruled auction for the first time since today’s sale. The hounds are ing The Exceptional
AD 138–161), which later formed 1911, they had an estimate of remarkably rare, have impecca- Sale conducted at
part of the outstanding collection $250/380,000. The sale made a ble provenance and are survi- Christie’s on July 4
of the renowned and influential total of $2.3 million and was 69 vors from the Second Century was an Egyptian
English aesthete Thomas Hope, percent sold by lot. AD, so it is no surprise that brown quartzite head
they achieved such a high price of the God Amen with
Leading Bonhams’ July 3 Antiquities Sale was this pair of at auction today.” the features of the
Roman marble hounds, which quadrupled expectations Pharaoh Tutankha-
($250/380,000) to sell for $1,015,504. Highlights of the sale that men. Dating to the
exceeded expectations include New Kingdom, Eigh-
an Egyptian limestone round- teenth Dynasty, the
topped stele for Padi-Bast; reign of Tutankha-
Akhmim, circa Fourth Century men, circa 1333–23
BCE, brought five times its low BCE, the head, which
estimate when it sold for disclosed the esti-
$94,428; and an Egyptian mate after the sale
bronze and gold Oxyrhynchus ($5/7.5 million), sold for $5.9 million.
fish, circa 1550–735 BCE, more
than doubled its high estimate The sale of the head had been contested by the Egyptian foreign
to sell for $86,565. Roman mar- ministry, which claimed the head had been smuggled from Egypt
bles saw strong results, with a and demanded that Christie’s provide documents providing the
Roman marble head of Minerva, statue’s ownership.
circa Second Century CE, which
closed at $81,848; a Roman mar- Christie’s proceeded with the sale, defending their decision with
ble male torso, circa First Cen- the following statement that was issued on Tuesday, July 2.
tury CE, which finished at
$78,703; and a Roman marble “While ancient objects by their nature cannot be traced over mil-
satyr, circa First Century CE, lennia, Christie’s has clearly carried out extensive due diligence
which went out at $78,703. verifying the provenance and legal title of this object. We have
Rounding out the leaderboard established all the required information covering recent ownership
was a large Persian pottery and gone beyond what is required to assure legal title. The object is
bowl, circa late Third–late Sec- not, and has not been, the subject of an investigation, nor has it
ond Millennium BCE, from the been previously flagged as an object of concern, despite being well-
collection of Dr Desmond Mor- known and exhibited publicly. We recognize historic objects can
ris, which sold for $62,978. give rise to complex discussions about the past; our role today is to
continue to provide a transparent, legitimate marketplace uphold-
For information, www.bon- ing the highest standards for the transfer of objects from one gen-
hams.com. eration of collectors to the next. Christie’s would not and do not sell
any work where there isn’t clear title of ownership and a thorough
Record for a Medieval Chess Piece At Auction— understanding of modern provenance.”

Newly-Discovered Warder From The buyer of the head has not been identified.
Lewis Chessmen Workshop Makes $927,000 For information, www.christies.com.

Marie Antoinette’s Writing
Desk Brings $1.3 Million

Auction Action In London

LONDON — A newly discovered warder chess piece at auction. Acquired for £5 in 1964 LONDON — One of the most eagerly anticipated lots in
attributed to the Lewis Chessmen workshop by an antiques dealer in Edinburgh and passed Christie’s July 4 sale, “Masterpieces from A Rothschild Collec-
sold July 2 at Sotheby’s to an anonymous buyer down in the same family by descent, the chess tion,” did not disappoint. A Louis XVI ormolu-mounted mahog-
for $927,423 — a new record for a medieval piece was stored away in his home before being any, ebony and fruitwood table a ecrire by Jean-Henri Riesen-
Courtesy Sotheby’s inherited by his daughter, who believed it was er, circa 1785, supplied to Queen Marie-Antoinette around
special and perhaps imbued with some magical 1785, likely for the Petit Trianon, nearly tripled expectations
significance. The warder then passed onto the when it sold to an unidentified buyer for $1,371,701. In a sale
next generation of the family, who approached of 52 lots that totaled $29.9 million and was 98 percent sold by
Sotheby’s to shed light on what was in fact an lot and 94 percent sold by value, the desk was one of eight lots
important historic artifact. to sell for more than $1 million.

Alexander Kader, Sotheby’s co-worldwide Speaking after the sale, Charles Cator, deputy chairman, Chris-
head of European sculpture & works of art, tie’s International, said, “Twenty years after the acclaimed 1999
began a year-long study of the warder, a pro- Viennese Rothschild sale, it has been a huge privilege to have been
cess that included detailed research, art his- entrusted with these superb works of art collected by Baron Gus-
torical analysis and careful comparison with tave de Rothschild and his descendants over 150 years.”
the Lewis chessmen on display in public collec-
tions in the United Kingdom. He deduced that For information, www.christies.com.
the chessman to re-emerge could be one of the
lost pieces of the Lewis group.

Scholars have proposed competing theories
on the origins of the Lewis Chessmen, their
style and iconography not restricted to one
center. The leading theory is that they are Nor-
wegian, and more precisely probably from
Trondheim, which seems to have specialized
during the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
in carving gaming pieces, often from walrus
ivory. Trondheim was the seat of the archbish-
op of Norway, with the island of Lewis under
its authority as part of the kingdom of Norway
from early Viking times up to the Treaty of
Perth in 1266.

For information, www.sothebys.com.

July 19, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 21

Strong Sales Reported At 47th Olympia Art & Antiques Fair

LONDON — The 47th edition Courtesy the Art & Antiques Fair Olympia. North Italian console table Georgian glass, Art Deco glass
of The Art & Antiques Fair with a jasper marble top and sets of glasses, and custom-
Olympia was extended in 2019 Neoclassical dealer Craig Car- Cortes, amongst various other sold by Craig Carrington. ers included an American buyer.
by exhibitor demand and was rington traded well throughout, sales. Oriel Fine Art sold a large Photo courtesy the Art &
open June 19–28. The fair got off including a North Italian console oil on canvas by Tom Robertson Antiques Fair Olympia. South African-based exhibitor
to a strong start on the preview dated circa 1790 with a jasper of “The St Ives Express” from the part of the occupancy forces in The Old Corkscrew sold to Swit-
day with some of the star pieces marble top. He sold a large Sien- collection of the artist’s daughter, Germany and sold to a private zerland, South Africa, Canada,
selling early and steady sales na marble shell dish within five Marion. collector for around $12,000. England and Germany and
over the duration of the fair. Fair minutes of the piece appearing Mayfair-based jeweler Anthea reported solid sales across the
director Mary Claire Boyd com- on his stand. Art dealer Rebecca Hossack AG Antiques Ltd commented board, in particular Indian silver.
mented, “Larger pieces that tend sold a large shells and mixed that “good, wearable pieces sold He also sold a large Kalahari
to display especially well at fairs Twentieth Century furniture media work by Pamina Steward to entirely new customers” on 1950s wall charger to a new cus-
sold well, as did the smaller dec- specialists The Modern Ware- titled “Conchitta 2009.” First preview night and she continued tomer. Fellow silver dealer East-
orative pieces. In the context of house sold a Borge Mogensen time exhibitors Kittoe Contem- to sell well all through the fair. dale Antiques reported consis-
what are undeniably difficult 2213, early 1950s sofa on open- porary sold two large Kate Scott tent sales to collectors and
times for trading, the overall ing. They were delighted to sell abstract collages, a Jo Berger Richard Price had a “phenome- remarked that the fair had been
results were positive.” this piece, as it looked far more pencil print and a Dan Priest nal day” mid-week, selling a “better than expected.”
striking in reality that online so landscape. Broadbent sold four number of his highest priced
Furniture sales were strong on needed to be on display at a fair. limited edition screen prints by clocks, including one of his best Ceramics dealer Long Tran
the first few days of the ten-day They also sold a set of Borge Anthony Benjamin. Collier pieces — a Louis XVI marble Antiques sold his star piece
fair. David Bedale sold a grand- Mogensen and Hans Wegner Webb, the framing specialists mantle clock — to a new custom- within the first few hours of
scale mahogany side table, a chairs to an interior designer. Art who were exhibiting for the first er. One client had been at Mas- opening, a very rare Royal
sofa, a Nineteenth Century stone Deco furniture specialist Jeroen time, generated considerable terpiece that morning and Worcester bust of Queen Victoria
bench and antique lighting on Markies sold a ten-seater Hille interest from interior designers another was a returning custom- by celebrated maker James Had-
the preview day and continued dining table and matching dis- and dealers. er, originally from the House and ley, dated 1887. The sale was to a
selling and re-stocking until the play cabinet to a new customer Garden Festival the year before. lady who was an expert in Queen
end. Hansord sold a Chippendale from the House and Garden Fes- Spanish exhibitor Ruiz Linares Hickmet Antiques, who tends to Victoria. Sue Norman sold a
period mahogany writing table, tival. Other sales included an sold a still life oil on canvas by always report good business at large footbath and a set of Lam-
circa 1770, on opening day. Epstein cocktail cabinet, side- Roberto Balbuena and a pair of Olympia, reported the fair as beth Doulton plant pots to a cli-
James Brett Antiques sold well board, table and chairs destined carved gilt mirrors. He also sold “even better than usual,” selling ent from Australia. She also sold
over the ten days, including larg- for Cairo and an Art Deco three- a pair of Sixteenth Century to some major new clients and a huge, very beautiful poly-
er pieces such as a George III piece suite. Seville tiles to an English trade securing some very important chrome platter, circa 1820, on
Breakfront Bookcase at more buyer and was pleased with his new international customers. opening day.
than 13 feet long and a partner’s The fair ran concurrently with first UK fair. Matthew Holder
desk dated 1790. Geoffrey Stead the House and Garden Festival sold a good number of pieces over Collectors were keen to find the Philip Carroll had a successful
sold one of his most unusual and for the first five days, and busi- the week, including a 1580 best pieces of ceramics and sil- fair, with notable sales including
largest pieces, a 101-inch-high, ness was brisk between the two carved walnut coat of arms of ver. Silver dealer Mary Cooke Japanese cloisonné items and
late Nineteenth Century mother events. Freya Mitton sold a Row- Spain and an early Sixteenth Antiques Ltd sold her star piece, Morgan Strickland reported a
of pearl Syrian mirror to a House land Suddaby painting to a Century misericord. a soup tureen and several of good fair based on volume of
and Garden festival visitor. House and Garden visitor who their larger pieces, including a sales. Meissen specialist Alexan-
Anthony Fell sold one of his most had come solely to buy a rare Timewise Vintage Watches very rare Eighteenth Century dra Alfandary noted an increased
interesting pieces, a Seventeenth cheese. In other art sales, Walker reported selling a very rare, saucepan and a soufflé dish from Asian contingent shopping at the
Century marquetry chest, among Galleries sold their most impor- museum-quality, military watch 1838. Glass dealer Brian Watson fair, and fellow Meissen special-
other pieces. tant piece — an oil by John that once belonged to a German sold across the board, including ist Serhat Ahmet reported good
Atkinson Grimshaw — as well Luftwaffe pilot from World War sales.
Old oak furniture specialist as a painting by Edouard Leon II. It was acquired from the fam-
Peter Bunting sold well on the ily of a British officer who was Returning to the fair after
first day and noted that there three years, textiles dealer Aaron
were “more decorators” shopping. Nejad Gallery was very happy
United States decorators Geof- with the fair, selling a good Ker-
frey Bradfield and Rose Tarlow man Laver rug for $4,400 to a
were spotted at the fair, as were South American lady, a good
United Kingdom interior design- Lebanese textile to a Syrian col-
ers Rita Konig, Mark Gillette, lector for $3,900 and a Ukraini-
India Hicks and Nina Campbell, an Kilim carpet to an indepen-
among others. Robin Martin dent buyer for $6,300, amongst
Antiques sold “a number of small other sales.
pieces and a larger piece of furni-
ture” on preview day. First time Stephen Morris Shipping, who
exhibitors Alexander George is always a good barometer of
Fine Antiques were “delighted” international and larger item
with the fair, having made sales sales, said they had shipped off
— including a Seventeenth Cen- to Denmark, Taiwan, China,
tury bracket clock by Jonathan Australia, mainland Europe and
Lowndes to a new customer for the United States as well as Ire-
around the $37,000 mark — and land and all across the United
made some excellent potential Kingdom.
clients. They expected good fol-
low-up business. The 2019 Winter Art &
Antiques Fair Olympia is sched-
uled from November 4–10. For
more information, www.olympia-
art-antiques.com.

Dix Noonan Webb To Sell D-Day
Distinguished Service Medal July 17–18

LONDON — Just after the sary of D-Day, it is worth remem- commanding officer of their unit World War II D Day Gold beaches naval frogman’s immedi-
75th anniversary of D-Day, Dix bering that these brave naval who was subsequently awarded ate distinguished service medals group of four, awarded to
Noonan Webb (DNW), the inter- frogmen were the first men the distinguished service cross, Able Seaman A.G. Hirst ($7,500/10,000).
national coins, medals, banknotes ashore, tasked with clearing the described what he and the other
and jewelry specialists, will be beaches of obstacles and mines frogmen like Hirst faced on D
offering a rare Second World War to make a safer passage for the Day: “We must have been about
D Day, Gold Beaches Naval Frog- waiting landing craft, while 400 yards from the beach when
man’s Immediate Distinguished under enemy mortar and the firing first started, and they
Service Medals group of four, machine-gun fire from the beach didn’t forget to inform us that
which was awarded to Able Sea- perimeter. they knew we were coming.
man A.G. Hirst, who took part in When we finally got on the
the initial landings of Allied For the invasion of Normandy, beach, we discovered that we
Forces on the coast of Normandy. the Force Commanders used were being systematically
It is estimated to bring approximately 120 officers and sniped, not only with rifles, but
$7,500/10,000 in their auction of men of the L.C.O.C.U. (Landing also by odd bursts of machine-
Orders, Decorations, Medals and Craft Obstruction Clearance gun fire — a most unpleasant
Militaria on Wednesday, July 17 Unit) units divided into ten par- experience — but one that we
and Thursday, July 18. ties, or units. Each unit had an soon got used to.”
officer and eleven men, and each
As Nimrod Dix, deputy chair- was allotted to its own beach and Dix Noonan Webb is at 16
man and medal expert at DNW, had its own particular job to do. Bolton Street. For information,
explains, “On the 75th anniver- www.dnw.co.uk.
Lieutenant Hargreaves, Hirst’s

22 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 19, 2019

Auction Action In Santa Fe, N.M.

At 30th Annual Cody Old West Auction—

Robust Floor Action Produces High Sell-Through Rate

SANTA FE, N.M. — Auctions ding’s aggressive, everyone in internet. Everyone remained Auction headlines, of course, bilia immortalizes one of the
are fun. There’s no two ways the crowd turns into a player. seriously competitive through- always feature the flashiest most blood-soaked of the west’s
about it. Whether it’s Veuve out the night. It didn’t hurt and most expensive items sold. gunfighters. John Wesley Har-
Clicquot in Baccarat crystal at The 30th Annual Cody Old that auctioneer Troy Black In the case of the Cody Old din won shoot-outs with, by his
Sotheby’s Old Masters outing West Auction Saturday night, and his team bring the kind of West Auction, those include a account, 42 men, until he was
in London, Margaritas in plas- June 26, had that kind of showmanship to the Old West silver-laden parade saddle and shot while playing dice in El
tic cups at the Santa Fe Con- excitement from the first lot to Auction that some major auc- rig by Edward H. Bohlin, Paso’s Acme Saloon August 19,
vention Center or Bud Light the 233rd. It seemed not to tion houses could use a little which hammered in at $26,550, 1895. The collection includes
out of a can in a Nebraska matter whether the low esti- more of. and a fascinating collection of an image of Hardin, a gam-
farmyard, when the auction- mate was $200 or $200,000 for John Wesley Hardin memora- bling chip from the Acme
eer’s on his game and the bid- the 300-plus bidders in the Only 16 of the 233 lots com- bilia sold at $23,600. Saloon, a “shooting card” —
room, on the phone and on the ing to the floor didn’t reach the nine of hearts — with four
their reserves, yielding an The Bohlin Dick Dickson Jr bullet holes in it, a business
exceptionally high sell-through model sold was one of his most card claiming Hardin to be an
rate of 93 percent. That’s popular parade saddles among attorney and a receipt from
ample evidence that sellers movie stars and western horse- the Wigwam Saloon in El Paso
and the Lebel team know how men, and this one was made for a half gallon of whiskey at
to keep estimates and reserves for John R. Dow, a Kansas City $2 and a pint of rye for 30
where they will assure a businessman and avid horse- cents. During my next trip to
sprightly sale and convert con- man mid-Twentieth Century. El Paso, I’m going to find that
signments to cash. place.
The framed Hardin memora-
But what sustains the excite-
Roy Rogers’ personal Stetson brought more than twice its ment of any auction is the
high estimate at $3,835. treasures buried deep in the
catalog, which folks in the
John Wesley Hardin, from a trove of Hardin memorabilia know recognize and reach for.
that sold for $23,600. The 30th annual Old West
This Hopi Kachina turquoise and silver buckle set with event offered plenty of those.
tooled belt finished at $590.
This crowd not only wore
their hats, they bought them.
Roy Rogers’ personal Stetson
with a polished nickel hat
band sold for more than twice
its high estimate at $3,835.
Dale Evans’ light brown 7X
beaver, made by Stanley,
N.M.’s Davis Hats, went just
above high estimate at $1,180.
Three other hats more than
doubled their high estimate; A
Nudies Rodeo Tailor well-worn
(or movie costume team-aged)
Stetson made for John Wayne
took $8,260; Tom Mix’s Nutria
cream dress hat, $5,015; and
Lee Marvin’s Nudie Stetson
bid to seven times high esti-
mate at $3,025.

Eleven saddles all sold in
their estimated range, but the
most popular was a studded
Navajo men’s saddle, circa
1900, hammering in at $1,500
above high estimate at $5,310.
Belt and buckle performance
was not particularly strong,
but a beautiful Hopi Kachina
turquoise and silver buckle set
with tooled belt, estimated
$200/300, quickly bid to $590.

Review and Onsite Photos
by Walt Borton

Additional Photos Courtesy of
Brian Lebel’s Old West Auction

The silver-laden Dick Dickson Jr parade saddle and rig by
Edward H. Bohlin was the sale’s top lot, going out at $26,550.

Montana prison or horsehair bridle John Wayne’s Nudie’s Stetson commanded
Charles Damrow untitled, oil on board, realized $2,242. reached $5,900. $8,260.

July 19, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 23

Rare Baurmann/Bianchi spurs made $5,015. Kevin Peebler gal leg spurs were won for $2,655.

Flat art consistently deliv- Speaking of famed law men, to the podium, 156 lots went to
ered at or near low estimate these days, there’s never an buyers in the hall, the balance
with surprises, including a auction without controversy. to absentee bidders and bid-
small Edward Borein quill The only withdrawal from the ders on the phone and inter-
sketch of a mounted cowboy sale was the original, 1887–88 net. The final sales tally was
surpassing its high estimate of handwritten criminal docket just shy of $500,000, which is
$12,000 to claim $18,880, and ledger from Colton Township, an exceptionally credible num-
a charming Charles Damrow San Bernardino County, Calif., ber for an auction where a
oil on board featuring a sad- featuring entries by justice of handful lots with low esti-
dled horse and adobe house at the peace Nicolas Earp and his mates in excess of $100,000,
dusk more than doubled its son, constable Virgil Earp. including an Irving Couse oil
high estimate selling at When San Bernardino County and a very early man’s quill
$2,242. officials learned that the led- shirt of Plains origin, remained
ger — found in the county unsold.
Bridles performed solidly, dump — was to be auctioned
with the standout a spectacu- at a $20/30,000 reserve, they The Cody Old West Auction
lar Montana prison horsehair apparently concluded that will return to Santa Fe June 27,
outfit attached to the original sending it to the dump was a 2020, and it looks like the con-
iron bit, which drove bidding mistake and now want it back vention center is going to have
to $5,900. Every pair of chaps since it’s got the county’s name to send out for more chairs.
sold above low estimate, rang- on it.
ing from $900 to $1800. Prices given include the buy-
When the hammer fell for the er’s premium, as stated by the
Estimates for the ten Navajo last time, just three and a half auction house. For information,
textiles seemed somewhat hours after the first lot came www.oldwestevents.com or 480-
high, but realistic reserves 779-9378.
moved them through the sale
at prices ranging from $288- US Marshal’s badge worn by William Kidder Meade in 1897
$1,265. sold for $9,440.

Twenty-six pairs of spurs Fetching $1,180 was Dale Evans’ 7X beaver hat made by
came to the block, selling at or New Mexico’s Davis Hats.
near high estimate, with the
two strongest being a pair of
Kevin Peebler gal leg spurs
that drove the winning bidder
to $2,655, well above twice the
high estimate, and a rare pair
of Buermann/Bianchi spurs
featuring Mexican silver coins,
which hammered in at $5,015.

An Arizona Territory US
Marshal’s badge last worn by
William Kidder Meade in 1897
sold for $3,000 above the
$6,000 high estimate at
$9,440, and a vintage oak
Texas horn hall tree doubled
its $2,000 top expectation at
$4,425.

Edward Borein’s India ink on paper of a mounted cowboy
claimed $18,800.

A classic Navajo men’s saddle with brass-studded Vintage Texas horn hall tree posted The auction hall moments before the 30th Annual Cody
designs and edges was bid to $5,310. $4,425. Wild West Auction began.

24 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — July 19, 2019

“Tattoo Seas Shark,” 1995. Color lithograph, 30 by “Surf or Die,” 2004. Color lithograph with metallic “Climber,” 2011. Color lithograph, 40 by 26¼
22-5/8 inches, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, gold powder, 30-3/8 by 22½ inches. Printed by Bud inches. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco,
gift of the artist 2017.46.120 ©Don Ed Hardy. Shark, published by Shark’s Ink, Colorado. gift of the Artist ©Don Ed Hardy.

ART OF THE NEW TATTOO

“Colors That Never Run,” W1, Undated. Black ink
and watercolor on illustration board, 12 by 15
inches. Collection of the Artist ©Don Ed Hardy.

“Future Plans,” 1967 Etching, 11-13/16 by 9¼
inches, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, gift
of the artist 2017.46.56 ©Don Ed Hardy.

Untitled (futuristic female astronaut) tattoo
design for rib, 1991. Black ink and colored pencil
on tracing paper, 32 by 14 inches. Collection of
the Artist ©Don Ed Hardy.

“2000 Dragons” (detail), 2000. Acrylic on Tyvek, 4¼ the legendary Phil Sparrow in Oakland, Calif., Hardy addition to paintings, drawings, and three-dimension-
by 500 feet. Collection of the artist ©Don Ed Hardy. was introduced to a book on Japanese tattooing, which al works from the artist’s personal collection.
reignited his love for the medium and inspired his
SAN FRANCISCO — “Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin” future career. Turning down a graduate fellowship in Key objects on view will include Hardy’s monumen-
is the first museum retrospective of Ed Hardy, the fine arts from Yale University, Hardy instead decided tal “2000 Dragons,” a 500-foot-long scroll on which he
renowned tattoo artist known for fueling the late to begin tattooing professionally. At a time when those painted 2,000 dragons. Hardy conceived the idea in
Twentieth Century boom in the practice of tattoo. Fea- who had tattoos were disparaged, Hardy’s goal was to 1976, waiting 24 years to bring the piece to fruition to
turing more than 300 objects ranging from paintings revolutionize the practice as an important artistic honor the millennial year 2000, as well as the Year of
and sketches (including drawings Hardy created as a medium. Since then, Hardy has become one of the the Dragon in the Chinese zodiac. Other key objects
10-year-old) to prints and three-dimensional works, most important tattooers of the Twentieth Century, will include a series of large-scale works called “Eye-
the exhibition will track the evolution of tattooing popularizing the fringe medium by integrating his- cons,” made in collaboration with Trillium Graphics in
from its “outsider” status through Hardy’s work and torical styles of art and tattoo from all over the world Brisbane, Calif. “Eyecons” feature Hardy’s iconic
influence. and expanding the boundaries of what art, in all its imagery on three-dimensional objects, including disks,
forms, can be. panels, and even boogie boards — a nod to Hardy’s
Growing up in Southern California, Hardy was fasci- childhood growing up in Southern California. Viewers
nated by the tattoos that he observed on the fathers of In 2017, to honor the Achenbach’s holdings and the can also expect to see prints that Hardy created as a
his neighborhood friends (mostly servicemen who had impact that it had on his work, Ed Hardy donated to student at SFAI, juxtaposed with the master prints
served in World War II). During this time, Hardy the Fine Arts Museums one impression of almost from the Achenbach that inspired them, as well as tat-
haunted the tattoo parlors on Long Beach Pike, where every print he ever made, a combined 152 in total. The too flash (sample tattoo designs), preparatory draw-
he learned to draw tattoo designs for his “kiddie tattoo exhibition will feature around 40 of these prints, in ings and paintings that showcase the themes of Har-
shop.” As a printmaking student at the San Francisco dy’s tattoo imagery integrating with his fine art
Art Institute in the mid-1960s, Hardy began to study practice.
the intricacies of prints by artists such as Dürer, Rem-
brandt, and Goya at the Legion of Honor’s Achenbach “While Ed is widely known as an iconic tattoo artist,
Foundation for the Graphic Arts, the department we’re excited that visitors will see another side of him
responsible for the Fine Arts Museums’ collection of and become more familiar with works from his own
more than 115,000 works on paper. At the Achenbach artistic practice,” says Karin Breuer, curator in charge
he mined for inspiration for his own work. of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts. “Since
retiring from active tattooing in 2008, he’s created a
In 1966, while getting one of his first tattoos from significant body of art in a range of styles and imag-
ery, each piece incorporating elements of conventional
tattooing with traditional fine art.”

“Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin” will be on view at the
de Young museum through October 6.

The de Young museum is at 50 Hagiwara Tea Gar-
den Drive. For more information, 415-750-3600 or
www.deyoung.famsf.org.

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Portion Of Sale Proceeds To Benefit Nantucket Preservation Trust—

Eldred’s To Conduct Inaugural Nantucket Auction

James Edward Buttersworth (1817–1884), “Cornelia and Magic round- John Mecray (1937–2017), “Westward vs. Britannia,” 1985, oil on canvas, 26 by
ing buoy 8½,” oil on canvas, 22¼ by 34-1/8 inches ($250/350,000). 46 inches, framed 31¾ by 51¾ inches ($80/120,000).

EAST DENNIS, MASS. — Set of six elastic side chairs by Samuel Gragg, Boston, circa paintings depicting the pictur- ing at 1 pm on Saturday, July
Eldred’s has announced it will 1810, two branded “S. Gragg Boston Patent” ($4/6,000). esque island, including works 13. It is a live auction, with
conduct an auction on Nan- by William R. Davis, Robert W. phone and absentee bidding
tucket Island on Saturday, Stark and Ovid Osborn Ward. available with pre-registra-
July 13, with part of the pro- tion. Online bidding is also
ceeds being donated to the “We curated this auction to available through invaluable.
Nantucket Preservation Trust. include paintings by some of com.
The 260-lot sale will include the nation’s finest living art-
important paintings by James ists as well as exceptional Eldred’s is at 1483 Route 6A;
Edward Buttersworth, John Nineteenth Century works the Nantucket Auction will take
Mecray and Ralph Eugene that fit the Nantucket life- place at 61 Sparks Avenue. For
Cahoon Jr, as well as works by style,” Eldred said. “It’s a information, 508-385-3116 or
Nantucket artists and crafts- diverse, well-rounded selec- www.eldreds.com.
men and a wide array of mari- tion that will appeal to a vari-
time art, jewelry, folk art, fine ety of art collectors.” PO Bo x 2 90 ; Wh i te P l a in s , N . Y. 1 0 6 0 5
furniture and other decorative
arts. The 22¼-by-34-1/8-inch oil on John Mecray (1938–2017), is a Other highlights include a
canvas depicts the two New classic example of the artist’s Napoleonic Prisoner-of-War
This is the first time in its York Yacht Club yachts unique waterline perspective. bone model of the 100-gun
70-year history Eldred’s has maneuvering under an omi- It carries an $80/$100,000 ship-of-the line HMS Prince,
conducted an auction on Nan- nous sky, a quintessential estimate. “Nantucket — The estimated at $10/$15,000; a
tucket, an island 24 miles off example of Buttersworth’s Ladies Village Improvement fine set of six Chinese export
Cape Cod, Mass., where the dramatic, graceful and meticu- Society” by Ralph Eugene architectural watercolors, esti-
firm is headquartered. “It’s a lously detailed works. Cahoon Jr (1910–1982), esti- mated at $15/25,000; and a
logical expansion for us, both mated at $60/90,000, was pur- Buccellati sterling silver fish-
geographically and in terms of Other top paintings include chased at the artist’s second form centerpiece, estimated at
the material we handle,” said “Siasconset Beach-Nantucket” show, held at Nantucket’s Lob- $2/3,000. The sale also
Joshua Eldred, president of by Francis Seth Shedd Frost ster Pot Gallery in the sum- includes a set of six circa 1810
the firm. “Nantucket was once (1825–1902), a large view of mer of 1960, and it has been Elastic Chairs by Samuel
the whaling capital of the ocean, dunes and a group of exhibited at the Cahoon Muse- Gragg of Boston, jewelry piec-
world and is still very connect- beach goers, estimated at um of American Art in Cotuit, es by Seaman Schepps, a col-
ed to its maritime history, and $25/$35,000; and “The Harbor, Mass. lection of Louis Vuitton lug-
Eldred’s is the nation’s leading Maryport at Cumbria” by Rob- gage pieces, an assortment of
marine art auction house. ert Salmon (1775–1848), Works by Nantucket artists Nantucket baskets and carved
Over the past several years, which is estimated at Aletha Macy, Ruth Haviland whale plaques by Clark Voor-
clients — both buyers and sell- $25/$35,000. Sutton and James Walter Fol- hees and Wick Ahrens.
ers — have approached us ger are also included, as are a
about hosting an auction on- Another yacht racing scene, number of contemporary The Nantucket Auction will
island, and once we estab- “Westward vs Britannia” by take place at the Boys & Girls
lished a charitable partner- Club at 61 Sparks Avenue. All
ship with the Nantucket lots can be viewed on Eldred’s
Preservation Trust, it made website (wwww.eldreds.com)
sense to move forward.” and a presale exhibition will
occur on Friday, July 12, as
The nonprofit Nantucket well as prior to the sale start-
Preservation Trust works to
preserve Nantucket’s unique
and historic architectural her-
itage. They offer tours and
events that explore the
island’s history and architec-
ture and provide a series of
programs, publications and
other resources to assist prop-
erty owners. Eldred’s will
donate two percent of the total
auction proceeds to support
their endeavors.

The auction’s anticipated top
lot is “Cornelia and Magic
Rounding Buoy 8½,” a dynam-
ic racing scene by foremost
marine artist James Edward
Buttersworth (1817–1894),
estimated at $250/350,000.

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Auction Action In New Haven, Conn.

Elements Of New Haven History At New Haven Auctions

NEW HAVEN, CONN. — New “It’s virtually exclusively from have traveled along veins of col- along with it, and so forth. “It’s an interesting time. Estates
Haven Auctions conducted its estates,” owner Fred Giampietro lecting, worn paths of mixed- “I’m taking the tools I learned are turning over.”
third sale June 20 with an offer- said before the sale got under- interest that he has both dealt
ing that included pieces local to way. “I try to curate and accept into and been a witness to collec- as a dealer and expanding that, With Kathy Giampietro auc-
the New Haven area mixed with things that I like, just as I would tor awareness therein. These lead and the breadth of that, to tioneering at the block, the auc-
those created in each of the four in the antique business.” to a synergy in fields: certain folk other things besides Ameri- tion went about 95 percent sold
hemispheres. art objects that a collector of Afri- cana,” he said. and grossed approximately
Giampietro’s sales thus far can carvings might like, sculptur- $250,000.
al Native American works to go There hasn’t been a dominant
estate auction in New Haven The sale began with 46 lots of
Review and Onsite Photos since Joseph Pari operated one in architectural items from the
by Greg Smith, Editor nearby Hamden, and that is Frederick Brewster “Edgerton”
proving to be a good thing for house, a Tudor-style mansion on
Catalog Photos Courtesy of Giampietro. the New Haven/Hamden line,
New Haven Auctions which was torn down in the
“It’s interesting being in a col- 1960s and the elements of the
lege town, particularly one home were publicly auctioned at
where people traveled and col- the time. The house sat on a
lected and have generations of 25-acre parcel that once
being here,” Giampietro said. belonged to Eli Whitney. When
the Brewsters passed away,
Kathy Giampietro called out bids from the auctioneer podium. their will stipulated that the
home be demolished and the
The top lot of the auction was this architectural pottery jar property turned into a park, now
from Hopi potter and sculptor Al Qoyawayma. The work called Edgerton Park, which is
measured 17 inches diameter, was in flawless condition and listed in the National Register of
went out at $10,000. Historic Places.

“The person that bought the
pieces from that auction con-
signed them here,” Giampietro
said. “I knew this gentleman for
30-some years and never knew
he had them. They did very well,
and we were very surprised by
them, they sold about 60 percent
to retail.”

The Brewster architectural ele-
ments were led by a lot of four
interior walnut leaded glass
doors, which took $4,125. A lot of
two similar doors would bring
$1,437, and an exterior door with
diamond leaded glass would take
$1,000. Seventeen carved archi-

Some of the Native American offerings in the sale. Fred Giampietro takes a closer look at a
While not a top earner, this carnival sign promised good small Chinese porcelain cup with roost-
times. It sold for $250. er and chicks. The cup would propel its
grouping to a $2,750 result.

Attributed to Japanese artist Hokusai, this Great Wave Selling for $1,937 was this late Nineteenth Cen- The top Native American weaving in
woodblock print would go more than nine-times estimate tury rooster weathervane. the sale was this Navajo Teec Nos Pas
to bring $2,750. from Helen Begay. It measured 72½ by
47½ inches and brought $4,375.

July 19, 2019 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 27

Richard Zane Smith’s Flying Saucer Pot The Joseph Whiting Stock portrait of the child at center was
brought $4,125. estimated $10/15,000 but did not sell during the auction.

With its original wood carrying case, an
antique Japanese samurai armor set would
sell for $4,250.

The phone bidding bank was quite busy during the sale.
Giampietro estimated that phone bidders bought about one
third of the lots.

Outsider artist Jon Serl’s 44-by-18-inch oil
on canvas titled “Mother Day” would sell
for $5,750.

Nineteenth Century New York artist Abell
Buell Moore’s portrait of a child in blue
dress, circa 1836, went out at $3,375. It had
a past $2,800 receipt from Peter Tillou,
who sold it in 1975.

tectural elements elicited 28 bids from California artist Jon Serl. Those last two lots came from Some previewers take a closer look at a Nineteenth Centu-
and brought $1,687. The 37¾-by-28¾-inch oil on an estate out of New Haven ry British officer’s uniform, a red coat with brass buttons. It
board, presumably titled where a woman had recently brought $437.
The sale’s top lot was found in “Eaglet,” as is written on the passed away at 100 years old. When Frederick Brewster’s “Edgerton” house was disman-
Native American material, which back of the painting, tripled the According to Giampietro, she had tled and auctioned in the 1960s, a gentleman bought a por-
was also the auction’s foremost $2,000 high estimate to land at collected in her first marriage in tion of it and stored it in his New Haven carriage house
category. An architectural pottery $6,000. Following closely behind the first half of the Twentieth until it was brought to sale here. The top lot was this group
jar in flawless condition from at $5,750 was another Serl work, Century. “It’s hard to go wrong of four interior walnut leaded glass doors, which took
Hopi potter and sculptor Al Qoy- a 44-by-18-inch oil on canvas collecting back then,” Giampietro $4,125.
awayma went above the $7,000 titled “Mother Day.” Eddie Arn- said. “And it’s real. Some of the
high estimate to sell for $10,000. ing’s 19-by-24-¾-inch primitive original receipts are from the
It measured 10¾ inches high and crayon and cray pas on paper 1940s.”
17 inches diameter. Two other work featuring a social gathering
contemporary Native American would come to rest at the high “There was a lot of interest in
pots would achieve fine results: a estimate of $2,000. the Native American material,”
14-inch-diameter Flying Saucer Giampietro told us after the sale.
Pot from Richard Zane Smith, Shortly after the auction’s cata- “In some cases, we had 70 or 80
$4,125; and a pottery olla from log was posted online, bids start- bids. What always surprises me
Christine McHorse, 16 inches ed rolling in for two Asian lots. is the lesser items, the run-of-
high, that sold for $3,250. An early woodblock print featur- the-mill Americana, redware or
ing the Great Wave and attribut- weathervanes, which I kind of
Native American textiles were ed to Japanese ukiyo-e artist glance over. But they brought
led by a Navajo Teec Nos Pas Hokusai went over the $400 high good money, and I think that’s
weaving from Helen Begay, 72½ estimate to bring $4,375. very encouraging for the market.
by 47½ inches, that brought The challenge is for the average
$4,375. A Ganado weaving, 82½ A lot grouping together various material, and we had good inter-
by 57 inches, by Sadie Curtis pieces of Chinese porcelain cups est for that. We’re all trying to
would sell for $3,125. Following and snuff bottles would find a buy the best, but there’s good
behind these results was a Pearl star in one small cup featuring a entry material, too.”
Foster Navajo contemporary rug, rooster and chicks in a grassy
circa 1960, 128 by 71 inches, ground with foliate and flowers “It was a healthy sale,” Giampi-
$2,062; a Navajo Yei Rug by Min- rising from the floor, Chinese etro continued, noting there were
nie Conn, 61 by 51 inches, $1,812; writing on the side. It would bring no big ticket items. “I would rath-
a Burntwater weaving by Rose $2,750 on a $300 high estimate. er have it this way than one
Yazzie, 85¼ by 59½ inches, Hitting right between the $175,000 item and the rest slip-
$1,500; and a Burntwater Eye $3/5,000 estimate was an antique ping through the cracks.”
Dazzler weaving by Emily Blake, Japanese samurai armor set with
71½ by 48 inches, $1,437. its original wood carrying case. For additional information,
The set would sell for $4,250. www.newhavenauctions.com or
Outsider art was led by works 203-777-7760.

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In Lelands Spring 2019 Classic Auction—

1914 Babe Ruth Photo Sells For World Record $190,000

Auction Action Online

Bobby Orr’s circa 1972 Boston Bruins game-
worn jersey was bid to $113,924.

1952 Topps complete set with PSA 5 Mantle rookie finished
at $75,320.

This baseball signed by 11 of
Major League Baseball’s origi-
nal Hall of Fame inductees
in 1939, including Babe
Ruth, realized $236,389.

NEW YORK CITY — An Knicks star Walt Frazier’s game-worn
exceptional Babe Ruth 1914 jersey from Game Seven of the 1970
Baltimore Orioles original NBA Finals brought $100,081.
team photo sold for a world Another centerpiece of the auction
record $190,373 in the Lelands was a collection of Pittsburgh Steelers
2019 Spring Classic Auction, game-worn jerseys directly from the
which closed on June 7. The sale team’s archive, including a 1982 Jack
is the most ever for a sports photo. Lambert jersey at $50,131.

The Ruth photo is especially and early 1930s and later an Babe Ruth 1914 Baltimore Orioles team photo sold for a world record $190,000.
significant in that it’s one of only American League umpire. The
a few original images of Ruth in collection also featured a 1924 McLain’s 1968 American League knockout collection of boxing Sonny Liston’s robe from his 1968
an Orioles uniform known to Yankees team-signed baseball MVP Award for his 31-win sea- memorabilia and the highest fight with Henry Clark, $11,692,
exist. Then an unknown 19-year- with a “rookie” Lou Gehrig, son, $33,359; a 1948 Leaf No. 8 graded boxing card sets ever to and boxer Rubin “Hurricane”
old rookie pitcher with the minor- $71,508; a 1924 Washington Sen- Satchel Paige rookie card, come to auction, headlined by a Carter’s prison ID, $8,350.
league Orioles, Ruth would win ators World Champion team- $22,206; an exceptional Ty Cobb 1910 E78 SGC graded complete
14 games by midseason before signed baseball, $54,301; and a signed photo, $20,934; and a set, $7,075; and an 1889 N386 Prices given include the buyer’s
being sold to the Boston Red Sox. 1924 Cleveland Indians team- 1970s Walter O’Malley single Spaulding & Merrick Canada premium, as stated by the auc-
signed baseball, $48,178. signed baseball, $12,134. Chop John L. Sullivan SGC 20, tion house.
The sale of the Ruth photo shat- $5,513. Other highlights included
tered the previous record price for Another centerpiece of the auc- The auction also boasted a For more information, 732-290-
a sports photo sold at auction: tion was a collection of Pittsburgh 8000 or www.lelands.com.
$77,098 for an original image of Steelers game-worn jerseys
Charles Conlon’s iconic Ty Cobb directly from the team’s archive,
sliding photo, which was taken at including a 1982 Jack Lambert
Hilltop Park in New York in 1910. jersey at $50,131. A portion of the
proceeds from the sale of the jer-
Additional highlights of the auc- seys will be donated to the Chuck
tion were a baseball signed by 11 Noll Foundation for Brain Injury
of Major League Baseball’s origi- Research.
nal Hall of Fame inductees in
1939, $236,389; Knicks star Walt Among the other auction high-
Frazier’s game-worn jersey from lights were a 1952 Topps com-
Game Seven of the 1970 NBA plete set with PSA 5 Mantle rook-
Finals, $100,081; and a Bobby ie, $75,320; a newly discovered
Orr circa 1972 Boston Bruins and highest-ever graded Ty Cobb
game-worn jersey, $113,924. 1917-20 M101-6 Felix Mendels-
sohn card, $35,453; Denny
The 1939 HOF baseball was one
of 42 pieces consigned to the auc-
tion by the family of Eddie Rom-
mel, a star pitcher for the Phila-
delphia Athletics in the 1920s

Carousel Figures Run Circles Around Elegant Home Sale

Auction Action In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Leading Bon- animals for the family machine, 1960s. Mr Freels was able to gath-
hams’ Elegant Home sale June resulting in one of the most spec- er more than 300 individual
24–25 was the Freels’ Carousel Col- tacular carousels ever made. figures and create the American
lection, four sculptures from one of Carousel Museum, where the bulk
the United States’ premiere collec- Other lots from the Freels’ col- of his collection resided until 1995.
tions of Carousel Art, with esti- lection that did well were a Gus- Since then, the Freels’ Collection
mates ranging from $10,000 to tave Dentzel chariot side that sold has been featured in dozens of
$110,000. Leading the collection for $22,575 ($10/15,000), an E. Joy exhibits and museum shows
was a very rare Allen Herschell Co Morris outside row tiger that throughout the country. Over the
outside row stander camel, circa brought $75,075 ($50/60,000) and past few years, many carousel ani-
1924, which sold for $93,825. The a Charles Carmel outside row mals from the collection have been
one-of-a-kind camel was originally standing horse for $50,075 accepted into the permanent col-
made at the request of the amuse- ($40/50,000). A D.C. Muller & lections of many of America’s most
ment park owner’s daughter, Emily Brothers outside row stander prestigious museums.
Bourgard. The Allen Hershell Com- giraffe estimated at $60/70,000
pany was commissioned to create failed to sell. Prices cited include buyer’s pre-
extraordinarily ornate carousel mium. For additional information,
The Freels family began collect- www.bonhams.com.
ing carousel figures in the mid-

One of the top lots of the sale was this rare Allen Herschell Company outside row stander Camel,
North Tonawanda, N.Y., circa 1924, painted by Nina Fraley, which sold for $93,825.

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Cody Firearms Museum Reopens After Renovation

CODY, WYO. — The Cody
Firearms Museum (CFM) at
the Buffalo Bill Center of the
West is home to one of the
world’s largest collections of
historical firearms and is dedi-
cated to shedding light on
their significance to the coun-
try, not only as pieces of fine
art, but as artifacts that con-
tinue to shape the American
story. To help further the dis-
cussion and promote academic
understanding at this pivotal
time in history, the museum
has undergone a transforma-
tive redesign and made a sig-
nificant investment in cutting-
edge technology and
experiential learning.
The transformed museum Courtesy Cody Firearms Museum.
will cover more than 800 years
of firearms history in times of The redesign of the museum
both war and peace, including features six new galleries on
more than 10,000 artifacts. An the main floor covering major
affiliate of the Smithsonian, subject areas, and a seventh
the space will seek to serve as provides space for special exhi-
a foundation for varied audi- bitions. Exhibitions include
ences to spark additional “Orientation Experience,”
research and further discus- which features firearms
sion outside the institution’s basics, safety and a simulated
walls. It will feature a state of firearms experience and looks
the art documentary on the at modern competitive shoot-
soldier, civilian, financial and ing sports that test marks-
global costs of war, and a space manship skills. “The Evolution
for Veterans and active mili- of Firearms” traces the history
tary to share stories and docu- of firearms from the very first
ment their history. handgun in 1425 to contempo-
The collection has been reor- rary polymer guns. A timeline
ganized and reinstalled to bet- will visually match advances
ter tell the story of firearms in in firearms technology with
a way that is rich and compel- simultaneous events to pro- “Embellished Arms” exhibit at the Cody Firearms Museum.
ling, satisfying both experts vide historical context and
and those unfamiliar with the linkages for the changes that research room for visiting housing western photos, docu- museum accredited by the
topic. As part of the Buffalo occurred. scholars. ments, letters, books and the American Alliance of Muse-
Bill Center of the West muse- “The Story of the West: historical factory records of ums.
um complex, the CFM receives Exploring the myth of the Wild Notable objects in the muse- several arms makers, includ-
many visitors who would never West” looks at innovations and um’s collection include Ronald ing Winchester, Marlin, L.C. The Cody Firearms Museum
otherwise step foot inside a custom guns created to meet Reagan’s Winchester Model 64 Smith, Maynard and Ithaca. It is at 720 Sheridan Avenue. For
museum about firearms. The the needs of hunters and set- lever action rifle, which Frank is the only major firearms information, 307-587-4771 or
new renovation is making tlers. This gallery includes a Pachmayr customized in the www.centerofthewest.org.
1990s for the former president.
more of a concerted effort to log cabin highlighting hunting Each gold ingot on the firearm
address those visitors by show- arms, a Nineteenth- Century represents a different facet of
ing firearms as an integral factory replica, a small store Reagan’s life. The museum has
part of history, and exploring where guns and ammunition an entire collection of presi-
their multiple uses today — as would have been sold and a dential firearms dating back
tools, objects of sport and gunsmith’s shop representing to President Theodore Roos-
works of art, in addition to the frontier gun maker. evelt. Catherine the Great’s
defensive and military uses. “Military Firearms,” chroni- blunderbuss, made by the Tula
Historical and cultural context cles the impact innovations arsenal at the behest of Cath-
for the casual visitor and have had on how wars are erine the Great, Empress of
depth of firearm examples for fought, with many examples Russia. Highly embellished
the enthusiast will be hall- over several centuries. “The with silver inlay, it was pre-
marks of the reinstallation, Science of Firearms” explores sented to King Louis XV of
while the reorganization and the physics of firing a gun, France. Browning sample sin-
contextualization of the exhib- accuracy and precision, and gle shot rifle, Serial Number 1,
its will encourage visitors to basic gun mechanics. Innova- acquired by Winchester vice
consider larger questions tions such as scopes, red dot president Thomas Bennett in
about firearms, both histori- sights and other bells and 1883 from aspiring gun
cally and as part of American whistles are also examined, designer John Moses Brown-
culture today. and myths around contempo- ing, beginning a 20-year rela-
Notably, the new museum rary firearms analyzed. tionship between Browning
will feature a variety of media A collection of intricately and Winchester.
to help bring the collection engraved silver inlay, carved
alive like never before, includ- stocks and mechanical embel- CFM is one of five world-
ing access brief curatorial vid- lishments added to elegantly class museums that make up
eos, recorded stories and remi- designed firearms, which ele- the Buffalo Bill Center of the
niscences and background on vated the pieces to the status West. A 360-degree examina-
significant innovations. New of fine art is the subject of tion of the American West, in
electronic access to in-depth “Embellished Arms.” addition to the CFM, the cen-
information on specific pieces On the lower level, a research ter includes the Draper Natu-
will enrich visitor experiences area features a theater experi- ral History Museum; the Whit-
and allow them to control how ence on the art of collecting, a ney Western Art Museum; the
much information they are gun library with more 2,000 Plains Indian Museum; and
exposed to and dive into par- firearms, a patent and proto- the Buffalo Bill Museum. Also
ticular interests. type room, as well as a part of the Center is the
McCracken Research Library,

Copley Society Of Art Presents Summer Members Show

BOSTON, MASS. — The such as oil painting, watercol- depicting a classic beachside
Copley Society of Art is pre- or, acrylic painting, pastels scene with a traditional styl-
senting its summer artist and photography. An exhibi- ized snack shack and beach
members show, “Re\Vision,” a tion that visits everyday lounge chairs. Third prize was
showcase in the Upper Gal- scenes and spaces with a new awarded to Matt Miller, whose
lery that features a variety of focus, “Re\Vision” features a oil painting, “Man with
works. The exhibition opens variety of subjects from nos- Beard,” depicts a carefully
with a reception on Thursday, talgic scenes of the beach to rendered portrait of a gentle-
July 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm landscapes and still lifes. man in thought. The Alden
at the ColSo Gallery, 158 New- Bryan Memorial Award for
bury Street, and continues to First prize was awarded to traditional landscape painting
August 18. Kat O’Connor for her oil was awarded to Robin Herr’s
painting “The Night Swim,” “Exhale,” which depicts a dra-
Juried by curator of Ameri- which depicts two girls swim- matic sky scene above dark-
can art at the Worcester Art ming in glistening water. Sec- ened trees.
Museum, Erin R. Corrales- ond prize was awarded to
Diaz, the show includes a Roger Palframan for his pho- For information, 617-536-5049
range of styles and mediums, tograph “Red, White, Blue,” or www.copleysociety.org.

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“Landscape with Garage Lights” by Stuart Davis (1892–1964), 1931–32. “New York City (Spider Girl)” by Helen Levitt (1913–2009), 1980. Chromogenic
Oil on canvas, 32 by 41-7/8 inches. Memorial Art Gallery of the Univer- color print, 12¼ by 18 inches. Toledo Museum of Art, Purchased with funds
sity of Rochester, N.Y., Marion Stratton Gould Fund. ©Estate of Stuart from the Frederick B. and Kate L. Shoemaker Fund, the Carl B. Spitzer Fund,
Davis/Licensed by VAGA, New York. and the Louise and Stanley Levison Fund. ©The Estate of Helen Levitt.
Life Is A Highway
Art And American Car Culture

“Stardust Motel” by John Baeder (b 1938), 1977. Oil on canvas, 58 by 70 inches. Yale Univer- “National Waterfall Drive-In Theater” by Robert Garcia (b
sity Art Gallery, Richard Brown Baker, B.A. 1935, collection Modern and Contemporary 1947), 1983. Soft-paste porcelain with polychrome enamel
Art. Courtesy of the artist and OK Harris Works of Art, New York City. paint, 19 by 21 by 19 inches. Toledo Museum of Art, gift of
Georgia Blair in memory of Posy and Bob Huebner, ©Rob-
ert Garcia.

“Oxford Tire Pile #8” by Edward Burtynsky (b 1955), 1999. “iilaalée = car (goes by itself) + ii = by means of which + dáanniili = we parade” by
Chromogenic color print, 27 by 34 inches. Toledo Museum of Wendy Red Star (b 1981), 2015–16. Color lithograph with chine-collé archival pigment
Art, purchased with funds given in memory of Larry Thomp- ink photographs, 24 by 38 inches. Toledo Museum of Art, Museum Purchase, 2019.
son by his children and grandchildren, 2018. ©Edward Burtyn- ©Wendy Red Star.
sky, courtesy Metivier Gallery, Toronto & Weinstein Hammons
Gallery, Minneapolis.

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“South Bend” by Robert Indiana (1928–2018), 1978. Color A gallery view of “Life Is A Highway: Art and American Car Culture.” From left to right, “Classic
lithograph, 30 by 27-15/16 inches. Toledo Museum of Art, Landscape” by Charles Sheeler (1883–1965), “Stardust Motel” by John Baeder (b 1938), “Agua Cali-
gift of Art Center Inc. ©Morgan Art Foundation Ltd. / ente Nova” by Robert Bechtle (b 1932).
Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

“7am Sunday Morning” by Kerry James Marshall (b 1955), 2003. Acrylic on canvas banner, “Marilyn at the Drive-In, #7” by Philippe Halsman (1906–
120 by 216 inches. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Joseph and Jory Shapiro Fund 1979), from the “Marilyn Monroe Portfolio,” 1952, printed
by exchange. ©Kerry James Marshall. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, 1981. Gelatin-silver print. Toledo Museum of Art, gift of
New York. Marjorie Neikrug, ©Halsman Archive.

( continued from page 1C ) phor for the nation’s doubtful mood and (1913–2009) called “New York City (Spi- be four drive-up Car Shows on the TMA
being overseen by your parents.” the questioning of its future direction as der Girl),” a 1980 shot of a woman in the grounds, where visitors can view the
it struggled through the Great Depres- classic what’s-happening position as she assembled cars and chat with owners.
When installing the works, she noted, sion.” bends down to peer under her car’s rear Deetsch explained, “We’re going to be
“It unfolds chronologically and themati- end. Although at times car culture has closing a section of Monroe Street down
cally. Initially, the auto was celebrated “Alternatively, a painting by Charles seemed soaked with testosterone, there four times this summer to have car
as a symbol of technological progress. Sheeler (1883–1965) titled ‘Classic is a strong contingent of woman artists shows on the street. For example, in
Subsequently, with the onset of the Landscape’ (1931) and ‘Criss-Crossed with works in this exhibition. For exam- July, we’re going to be hosting a Block
Great Depression, it was used in a less Conveyors,’ his 1927 photograph of ple, the three photographs in the show Party featuring Jeeps. You may be aware
positive fashion to depict the hardships Henry Ford’s immense factory complex by Santa Fe-based artist Meridel Ruben- of the long history of the Jeep in Toledo
endured by the workers. After World at River Rouge, are also extremely com- stein (b 1948) are taken from her 1980 — we are the exclusive manufacturer of
War II, automobiles played a key role in pelling works that the viewer will find in book The Lowriders: Portraits from New the Jeep Wrangler.”
the economic boom — it became a sym- ‘The Emergence of Car Culture.’ In this Mexico. The intimate relationship of
bol of middle-class prosperity. In that section, which explores early car cul- wheels to members of both genders is “August will be American Classic Cars
section, we view exhibits on the family ture’s ties to the Midwest, Sheeler focus- discussed further by New York art writ- — ‘57 Chevys, muscle cars from the 60s.
road trip, the appeal of driving, why it’s es upon the factory buildings’ monumen- er and cultural critic Eleanor Heartney Then, in September, on the closing day of
such a popular activity, the emergence of tal grandeur. With their tall smokestacks in her catalog chapter “Automobile Mon the exhibition, we’ll be hosting Art &
roadside commerce and culture.” and columnar silos reaching to the sky, Amour.” Modified Cars — low riders, decorated
they convey the power and beauty of the cars. So, each one of these four shows not
“Finally, we view the legacy of the car technological and engineering advances But will there be any real cars in this only will have their own style of cars, we
toward the latter part of the Twentieth of the period.” show about auto art? Mike Deetsch, will have live music, food trucks, chil-
Century — how it has impacted our Toledo’s director of education and dren’s activities. They will be mini-festi-
environment and the landscape, played As might be expected, photographs engagement, enjoyed putting together a vals throughout the summer with the
a key role in the development of our play an important role in the recorded strong calendar of special events in con- anchor being the cars themselves. This
national highway system and reshaped history of automobiles. The catalog cover nection with this exhibition. There will will be an opportunity for us to draw
how we go about our daily lives. Once, image is a color print by Helen Levitt audiences that don’t often have contact
there was an infatuation with the auto- with one another, museumgoers and car
mobile; now, we consider it a mixed bag, “Profile Airflow” by Claes Oldenburg (b 1929), 1969. Cast polyurethane show people. Through the car shows, the
and we’re more critical. Another reason relief over two-color lithograph, 33¼ by 65½ by 3¾ inches. Collection of summer camps and our family space, we
for doing this exhibition now is that the the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Mich. ©1969 Claes Oldenburg. should be able to engage inter-genera-
automobile is at a pivotal point. I hope tional audiences — kids coming with
people will come away with a better their parents and grandparents.”
understanding of how the automobile
has impacted society and a greater Another crowd pleaser, the museum
appreciation for the artists who have will offer a series of 16 films entitled
explored this subject.” “Find One in Every Car: On the Road
in American Movies.” The schedule
When asked to pick out several out- leads off with Bullitt (1968) and its
standing examples, the curator respond- memorable muscle car chase through
ed, “One of my personal favorites is Mar- the streets of San Francisco, includes
tin Lewis (1881–1962), ‘Which Way?’ American Graffiti (1973), Thelma and
from 1932. As a tour-de-force aquatint Louise (1991) and The Fast and the
that portrays a night motorist pausing Furious (2001), then ends with Green
at a snowy highway junction along a Book (2018), which won the Oscar for
rural road, it was an unexpected discov- Best Picture this year.
ery for me. Though Martin Lewis is typi-
cally remembered for his cityscapes, he The Toledo Museum of Art is located at
frequently introduced the automobile 2445 Monroe Street at Scottwood Avenue,
motif into his compositions — here to just off I-75. Call 800-644-6862 or visit
present the driver’s dilemma as a meta- www.toledomuseum.org to learn more.

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Part I David Hall T206 Collection
At Heritage Auctions July 18–20

Hard to find in this high a A 1951 Bowman Willie Mays No. 305 PSA NM 7 features problem-free sur-
grade, a 1953 Topps Mickey faces, a beautiful central portrait with centering that borders on perfection
Mantle No. 82 is PSA Mint 9. and four quality corners.

DALLAS — Heritage Auc- and the only near-complete This 1909–11 T206 Hindu-Red Ty Cobb (Red Portrait) is one of two
tions is presenting the first of Sovereign set ever assembled. cards tied as the highest grade on record — PSA VG-EX 4 — from a
three auctions of the David total pop of just six.
Hall T206 Collection July “There’s probably no single
18–20. The remarkable, person- figure on the planet who has uncovered census data for play- the David Hall T206 Collection two PSA-graded examples; and
al T206 collection of David Hall, done more for my profession ers and advertising back combi- include a 1909-11 T206 Sweet a 1909–11 T206 Old Mill-
founder of Collector’s Universe, than David Hall,” explained nations as well as previously Caporal Eddie Plank PSA VG Brown Ed Greminger (Factory
is a comprehensive premier Chris Ivy, director of Heritage unknown variations that are 3; a 1909-11 T206 Broad Leaf 649 Overprint) PSA authentic,
tobacco card issue and is the sports. “It’s hard to imagine the expected to garner record pric- 460 Walter Johnson (Hands At which is a fascinating and
hobby’s most complete set sports collectibles industry es. His research has identified Chest) PSA VG-EX+ 4.5 — the unique print anomaly, among
known to exist. without the authentication and and helped lead to the acquisi- only PSA-graded example; a many others.
grading structures Hall inno- tion of more than 5,000 differ- 1909–11 T206 Lenox-Black Ty
Hall’s T206 card collection vated. Every collector who has ent player/back combinations Cobb (Red Portrait) PSA Previews will be July 15–19 at
holds the hobby’s Holy Grails: ever earned a dollar in this — a record that will likely VG-EX 4; a 1909-11 T206 Hin- Heritage Auctions 17th floor
Honus Wagner, Eddie Plank, business owes him a debt of stand for eternity long after the du-Red Ty Cobb (Red Portrait) galleries at 3500 Maple Avenue.
Polar Bear Bill O’Hara (St gratitude.” collection finds new owners PSA VG-EX 4 — one of only six Bidding is via absentee or
Louis) and ultra-rare varia- during these high-profile auc- known; a 1909–11 T206 Drum online at www.ha.com, ending
tions, such as Ty Cobb with Hall’s own passionate and tions. Walter Johnson (Hands At in extended bidding format at
Cobb back, Ty Cobb Red Hindu deep research into the T206 Chest) PSA VG-EX 4 — only 10 pm. For further information,
issue has been essential for Highlights from Part One of 877-437-4824.
hobby scholarship. His work

Betty And Ian Ballantine Estate Highlights
July 19 Sale By JMW Auction

Tiffany Sterling bowl lifetime achievement.

Stickley settle. One of nine original Brian Froud illustrations. Pair of Joseph Hoffman chairs.
Ballantine Book archives.
KINGSTON, N.Y. — On Friday, and books by many major cast iron street lights, carriage
July 19, at 4 pm, JMW Auction authors. step, hitching posts, glassware,
Service will sell more than 500 porcelain, advertising, three
lots, highlighted by the Bears- A cache of original illustration grandfather clocks and much
ville, N.Y., estate of Betty and art was found in the back eaves more. This will be part one of the
Ian Ballantine, founders of Ban- upstairs, highlighted by nine Anthony “Tony” Basile estate
tam & Ballantine Books, as well Brian Froud illustrations, postcard collection from Albany,
as others. They were pioneers including from The Land of N.Y., including real photo, holi-
and icons in the field of editing Froud, all circa 1970s. The com- day and many rare cards.
and publishing. They won plete contents of the Ballantines’
numerous awards and were country home will be sold, Ephemera will include early
inducted in to the Science Fic- including ephemera, posters, fur- photography, stereoview cards,
tion Hall of Fame. nishings, pottery, an Inuit collec- posters, documents, manuscripts
tion, paintings and prints. and more.
Many of the awards and life-
time achievement awards will be From other Hudson Valley Previews will be Thursday, July
offered. Their archive of books estates will be a selection of more 18, from noon to 8 pm, and Fri-
will be offered, with many differ- than 100 paintings and prints, a day, July 19, from 9 am to 4 pm.
ent genres represented, paper- selection of Midcentury Modern
backs, hardcover, limited edi- and Mission oak from two West- JMW Auction Service is at 612
tions, signed and inscribed books chester County estates, art glass, Washington Avenue. For infor-
art pottery, cameras, lighting, ten mation, www.jmwauction.com or
845-389-1933.

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You r S u m m e r G u id e To B u y in g
Native American Art and Artifacts,
Fine Western Art and Western Americana

A SUPPLEMENT TO ANTIQUES AND THE ARTS WEEKLY | 5 CHURCH HILL RD | NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT, 06470 | JULY 19, 2019

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August 8–11 At El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe—

Celebrating A Decade Of Objects Of Art Santa Fe

Objects of Art Santa Fe, now a decade old, draws visitors from around the world. —A.T. Willett photo Abstraction of the image Old Sun, Environmental
Enrichment Panel #3015 by Alexander Girard, 1971,
Featuring two special exhibits: The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA ) will for Herman Miller. Collection Vitra Design Museum,
“The Creative World of Alexander Girard” – Curated by the curate “The Creative World of Alexander Girard.” This spe- Alexander Girard Estate. The Museum of Internation-
cial exhibit will focus on Girard’s years in Santa Fe, where his al Folk Art has curated “The Creative World of Alex-
Museum of International Folk Art, the exhibition focuses on designs included the Compound Restaurant and Peterson ander Girard,” an exhibition focusing on Girard’s life
Girard’s life and designs during his years in Santa Fe. Student Center at St John’s College. “The Creative World” is and designs during his years in Santa Fe.
a complement to the Vitra Design Museum-organized retro-
“Infinite Light” – Pulitzer Prize-winning documentary pho- spective, “Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe,” which In its tenth year, Objects of Art Santa Fe remains a co-pro-
tographer Marissa Roth has described the dozens of Koda- remains on view at MOIFA through October 27. duction of art fair promoters Kim Martindale and John
chrome photographs that will be on display as “my love let- Morris. It takes place at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, 555
ter to Tibet.” Rounding out Objects of Art’s special exhibitions will be Camino de la Familia in the Santa Fe Railyard. It opens with
“Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet.” The a special champagne pre-opening cocktail hour on Thurs-
SANTA FE, N.M. — Objects of Art Santa Fe turns ten show of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Marissa Roth’s day, August 8, from 5 to 6 pm benefiting the MOIFA.
years old this year with more than 70 gallery owners and Kodachrome prints of Tibet will feature dozens of prints
exhibitors presenting a peerless array of art objects represent- first published in her 2014 book by the same name. Roth The Alexander Girard celebration going on in Santa Fe
ing makers and designers’ fluency across materials and media. traveled to Tibet in 2007 and 2010 to create the 72 photo- and at Objects of Art Santa Fe this year finds MOIFA com-
graphs of the book. mitted to an extensive five-year restoration of the Alexander
Two special exhibits this year speak to what is spectacular Girard wing at the museum, said Khristaan Villela, director.
in the mingling of Objects of Art with Santa Fe’s distinctive
cultural works and legacies. Tickets for the cocktail party are $125 (cocktail party
patrons can stay for 6 to 9 pm opening night party) and
$50 for the regular 6 to 9 pm opening festivities.

For more information, www.objectsofartsantafe.com or
310-822-9145.

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Scottsdale Art Auction’s Spring Showing
Signals A Strong Market For Western Art

“Remnants Of The Herd” by Melvin Warren. Oil on canvas, 36 by 60 inches. Sold
for $497,250.
“Elk Buffalo” by Henry Shrady. Bronze, 12 by 22 inches. Sold for $380,250.

“Sunset Salt Lake” by Albert Bierstadt. Oil on board, 5-5/8 by 8-7/8 inches. Sold
for $315,900.

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — Scottsdale tabletop bronze by Shrady, the majestic “Smoke of a .45” by Frank Tenney Johnson. Oil on canvas, 45 by 45 inches. Sold
Art Auction, the Southwest’s largest auc- “Elk Buffalo,” sold for a world record for $672,750.
tion of important Western, wildlife and $380,250. Against an estimate of
sporting art, celebrated its 15th anniver- $20/40,000, Taos founder E. Martin marked yet another world record mile- J.N. Bartfield Galleries, Brad Richard-
sary with a $13.7 million sale on Satur- Hennings’ view of the village of Valdez stone for this inimitable contemporary son of Legacy Gallery and South Caroli-
day, April 6. With more than 400 peo- near Taos, “Across the Valley,” achieved artist. Kyle Polzin continued his run as a na art dealer Jack Morris, Scottsdale Art
ple in attendance, an active bank of an astounding $105,300, while a small favorite painter of the Western still life Auction is a full service auction, com-
phone bidders, as well as absentee and gem by Albert Bierstadt, “Sunset, Salt when “Strength and Honor,” a finely mitted to the highest standards in the
online bids, the room was electric with Lake,” attracted a bevy of savvy buyers detailed painting of a chief ’s eagle feath- industry. To inquire about consigning
energy and spirited participation as bids who saw the historic, as well as the aes- er bonnet, broke through its single works, collections and estates,
were cast throughout the day. When the thetic, value in a fresh to the market $40/60,000 estimate before coming to contact Scottsdale Art Auction at 480-
final hammer fell, more than 95 percent work that had been painted while the rest at $117,000. Mark Maggiori’s 945-0225 or visit www.scottsdaleartauc-
of the 346 lots offered had been sold artist was one of his grand Western “Electric Desert” smashed the previous tion.com. The mailing address — and
and 18 new world records had been set. journeys in the early 1860s. “Sunset, record for this talented young artist’s the address where the auctions are held
Scottsdale Art Auction is now the proud Salt Lake,” all of 5-5/8 by 8-7/8 inches, paintings, achieving a remarkable — is 7176 Main Street, Scottsdale AZ
holder of 236 world records for art- brought $315,900. $99,450. Maggiori himself was in atten- 85251.
works sold at auction. dance at the auction and auctioneer
One of the founders of the Cowboy Jason Brooks called him to the podium Scottsdale Art Auction holds all of its
Extraordinary paintings and bronzes, Artists of America, Melvin Warren after the hammer fell to receive a thun- sales in a dedicated, state-of-the-art,
both historic and contemporary, classi- enjoyed a long friendship with President derous round of applause. 10,000-square-foot gallery. All works
cal in style and modern, made strong Lyndon Johnson. Indeed, a longhorn are hung and on view for two weeks
showings in the auction. Among the given to Warren by Johnson was featured A group of important sporting paint- prior to the sale date. An all-day preview
many strong works by the historic mas- in what is arguably one of the artist’s ings and illustrations by Brandywine and evening preview party are held on
ters of the genre, Frank Tenney John- most important paintings, “Remnants of School artist Philip R. Goodwin the Friday preceding the sale. Knowl-
son’s hard-charging, mounted cowboy the Herd,” which was also a world record brought more than $140,000, while a edgable staff are always on hand to assist
— in a magnificent painting titled in Scottsdale, achieving $497,250. collection of 43 of Carl Rungius’ etch- consignors and bidders, to provide con-
“Smoke of a .45” — exceeded high ings of North American big game sold dition reports, and to expedite shipping.
expectations as it achieved $669,000. Contemporary Western art also for $152,100. And a rare horseracing Full-color catalogs accompany every
Henry Shrady’s monumental bronze attracted strong bidding and saw ster- scene by G. Harvey, “Test of Champi- auction, and every lot is on view at the
groups (such as the Grant Memorial) ling results. A major painting by Martin ons,” crossed the finish line at auction website. Scottsdale Art Auction
grace some of the United States’ most Grelle depicting a deeply spiritual ritual $152,500. is now accepting consignments for its
hallowed grounds: the Capitol and the on a high hill, “Offerings On the next sale, to be held on April 4, 2020.
encampment at Valley Forge, to name Wind,” sold for $435,750, while Logan Founded in 2005 by Michael Frost of
two. At this year’s auction a muscular Hagege’s “Breaking Through the
Storm,” hammering at $234,000,

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John Moran Saddles Up For
September 8 Art Of The American West Sale

California Firm Celebrates Five Decades Of Record-Breaking Sales In
American Indian, Western Objects And Works Of Art

Figure 1. A Navajo chief ’s blanket, First
Phase. Price Realized: $1,800,000.

MONROVIA, CALIF. — When Figure 2. “Pueblo Life, Taos” by Anna Katharine Skeele (1896–1963, Monrovia,
John Moran started his auction Calif.). Price Realized: $45,000.
business 50 years ago, he creat-
ed a workplace that celebrated Figure 3. A California Mission Cahuilla Figure 4. A Hopi gold cuff bracelet by clouds in the background, and the
the beauty in our world, snake basket. Price Realized: $6,600. Charles Loloma. Price Realized: superb work brought $316,250 when it
from exceptional design to Navajo weaving, the broad linear $21,250. sold at auction. A contemporary work
beautiful works of art to stripes of the First Phase blankets interior was a masterclass in balance from Tucker Smith of two cowboys
good deeds. His business evolved to incorporate diamond and design and brought $21,250 when herding cattle preserves a day in the life
would grow to become one designs throughout the center and all it sold at auction. A Visalia Stock Sad- of the modern cowboy. The work was
of the most respected auc- four corners of the blanket. A stunning dle Co. parade saddle adorned with sil- consigned from the collection of Phoe-
tion houses in the country. Third Phase weaving will be offered in ver conchos and expertly tooled leather be Hearst Cooke, an avid collector of
From almost the beginning Moran’s upcoming Art of the American in a golden poppy motif, the California contemporary Western art, and
— before many in the indus- West auction on September 8. state flower, brought a stellar $24,000 brought $45,000.
try took notice — that business From its base in the Los Angeles area, at auction. Famed Hollywood-based
included the burgeoning market Moran’s has also had the privilege to craftsman and silversmith Edward H. An Armin Carl Hansen oil, “Bronco
for American Indian and Western offer several examples of fine basketry Bohlin created pieces that adorned Busters, Salinas Rodeo,” transports the
objects and works of art. The South- from local Southern California tribes. Western stars, stuntmen and cowboys viewer to the dusty, controlled chaos of
west, imbued with the history of An unusual figural snake-form basket for generations. A gorgeous sterling sil- the rodeo and realized $102,000 at
Native peoples and the nostalgia of the from the Cahuilla Band of Mission ver and ruby belt buckle with the icon- auction. Anna Katherine Skeele, a stu-
Old West, captured John’s imagination, Indians brought $4,062 when it came ic motif brought $2,400. dent of Armin Carl Hansen and an art-
and he would take yearly trips to the to auction. Another Cahuilla eagle and ist local to Moran’s headquarters in
region. This appreciation developed snake-motif basket (figure 3), finely The spirit of the West as it was and as Monrovia, spent many summers living
into a passion that would last through- woven with the characteristic caramel, it is today is perhaps illustrated best by at the Taos Pueblo. “Pueblo Life, Taos”
out his life and forge the long-standing tan and black colors prized in Cahuilla the brush of an artist. Moran’s has han- (figure 2) focuses on the women of the
American Indian and Western depart- basketry, brought $6,600 at auction. dled major works from Edward Borein Pueblo going about their everyday
ments Moran’s is known for today. In addition to fine weavings and bas- to Joseph Henry Sharp to Bill Anton lives. The vibrant painting in a stylized
With sales in excess of $2 million, ketry, Moran’s has handled many pieces and many more. “Desert Skies” from modernist aesthetic set an auction
Moran’s has become a leading force in of American Indian jewelry and West- Los Angeles-based artist Edgar Alwin record for her work when it sold for
the sale of American Indian and West- ern craft over the years. Charles Lolo- Payne is the quintessential Southwest- $45,000.
ern objects and art in the United ma, one of the most important jewelers ern scene. The cowboys in shadow in
States. of the Twentieth Century, found his the foreground follow the trail towards John Moran found beauty in the coils
passion and inspiration in jewelry mak- the scenic bluffs under grand white of a basket, the wefts of a wearing
In 2012, a man walked into Moran’s ing in the 1950s and would come to blanket, and in the brushwork render-
offices with a blanket (figure 1) that redefine and reinterpret Native and ing red bluffs in shadow. The firm he
had been in his family for more than non-Native designs in his work. A 14K founded carries on his legacy with
150 years. It was hand woven with yellow gold bracelet (figure 4) set with annual dedicated sales celebrating the
alternating bands of indigo, red and two turquoise cabochons to the top spirit and peoples of the West, realizing
natural cream and brown wool in a and channel-set with tablets of tur- strong prices for our consignors and
perfect balance that seemed to glow quoise, lapis lazuli and coral to the adding to the carefully curated collec-
and John knew this was something spe- tions of our buyers. The upcoming
cial. Created around 1840, the blanket September 8 Art of the American West
was one of the rarest of the Navajo auction is filling fast with important
weavings, a First Phase chief ’s wearing Navajo textiles, iconic hand colored
blanket with bayeta bands. After a pro- prints from Karl Bodmer, and many
tracted bidding war, the blanket shat- more works of art from the old and
tered the previous 22-year-old auction new West. See what Moran’s has to
record for a Navajo textile ($522,000), offer at its website www.johnmoran.
selling for an unprecedented $1.8 mil- com or call 626-793-1833; there will
lion, including buyer’s premium. always be a friendly face at the end of
the trail.
After that success, Moran’s has han-
dled several more Classic-period wear-
ing blankets. A Second Phase example,
with its characteristic patterns of rect-
angles woven into the bands, was sold
by Moran’s during its November 2017
auction, bringing $48,000. By the
Third Phase of the Classic period of

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How the West Was One: Hindman and Cowan’s
Team Up For An Exceptional Fall Schedule

DENVER, COLO. & CINCINNATI, From left, Thomas Galbraith, chief executive officer; Leslie Hindman, co-chair; “We have been working over the past 37
OHIO — This fall, Hindman and Cow- Wes Cowan, vice chair. years to position ourselves as the most cli-
an’s Auction will offer three exciting auc- ent-centric auction house in the country,”
tions in the American Indian and Western In January 2019, Leslie Hindman Auc- tic solutions that connect cities nation- said Hindman co-chair Leslie Hindman.
Art categories proving that combined, tioneers and Cowan’s Auctions merged to wide to the global art market by providing “What started with our first satellite office
they are the industry leader in the genre. form Hindman, one of the nation’s lead- expertise across all categories, sales chan- in Naples in 2009 has grown to include
ing fine art auction houses offering holis- nels and price points. ten branches today and is still growing. In
On October 10, Cowan’s will offer A the evolving auction industry, our clients
Collector’s Passion: The James B. Scoville will require both the high-touch local ser-
Collection as a single-owner auction. vice we’ve consistently offered and the
James Scoville curated a focused collec- high-tech global sales and marketing
tion which includes pre-reservation period channels that we are developing.”
beadwork, western and sporting art and a
selection of Native American-used fire- “Both Leslie and I have built our busi-
arms. nesses by recognizing the importance of
building and maintaining relationships
The following day will be Cowan’s Fall with our clients,” added vice chair Wes
American Indian: Premier Auction, fea- Cowan. “We have long embraced the
turing art and artifacts that span the technological evolution of the auction
entirety of human history on the North business. At the same time our focus will
American continent, with pieces crafted remain where it has always been — ser-
by prehistoric man to works of art created vice to our clients, both the sellers and
by contemporary artists. Highlights of the buyers.”
sale include an early Arikara pony beaded
dress with a uniquely beaded yoke that Hindman operates more salerooms in
dates to the mid-Nineteenth Century and the United States than any other auction
is estimated at $20/25,000. house and conducts more than 100 auc-
tions a year in categories such as arts of
The October 11 sale will also feature an the American West, American Indian art,
exquisite presentation tomahawk identi- fine jewelry and timepieces, contempo-
fied to Wyandot holy man “Syuontah.” rary art, Twentieth Century design, rare
Dating from the late 1700s to early books, furniture, decorative arts, couture,
1800s, this pipe tomahawk has embellish- Asian works of art, numismatics and
ments on the blade, a decorated inlay, and more.
is engraved “Syuontah” on the fore-end. It
is estimated to sell for $40/60,000. Hindman is home to 150 employees,
with offices in Chicago, Atlanta, Cincin-
Hindman will host its Arts of the Amer- nati, Cleveland, Denver, Milwaukee,
ican West auction on November 7 at its Naples, Palm Beach, Scottsdale and St.
Denver location. That sale will feature Louis.
exciting examples of western paintings,
Taos Society art, wildlife art and bronzes, For more information about upcoming
historic Western photography, authentic auctions, www.hindmanauctions.com or
cowboy antiques and decorative objects. www.cowans.com.

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Pair of hand painted collotypes by L.A. Huffman (1854–1933), in new frames, circa 1910, 9¼ by 11¼ inches. Ex collection: Thomas Molesworth.

From Molesworth To Moccasins At Fighting Bear,
Jackson’s Purveyors Of Western Art And Antiques

JACKSON, WYO. — As Fighting Bear Antiques selling Northwest Coast art and Hopi kachina dolls
approaches its 40th year in Jackson, Wyo., the firm to collectors of Surrealist art. Andre Breton (1896–
has seen a lot of changes in both collecting habits and 1966), the founder of Surrealism, was a great collector
the traditional ways of doing business. With internet of ethnographic art and an inspiration to today’s col-
exposure — or overexposure, some would say — and lectors.
the plethora of shopping sites and auctions, owners As dealers, the Winchells are always interested in
Terry and Claudia Winchell still take a very hands-on educating their buyers and provide many books to
approach to doing business. new collectors, from their own library as well as
By having a prominent retail location in a popular online bookstores, which are a great resource and pro-
tourist destination, they have the opportunity to meet vide a way to easily access many out-of-print publica-
many collectors as well as part-time summer and win- tions. The major American Indian artifact exhibi-
ter residents interested in furnishing with Western art tions, which have been traveling to various museums
and antiques. This personal relationship allows the over the last several years, have also introduced many
Winchells to introduce their inventory in a personal younger patrons to this art. For instance, “Native
way. Their long-term relationships with pickers and American Masterpieces from the Charles and Valerie
other dealers, not to mention their reputation for Diker Collection,” at New York’s Metropolitan Muse-
quality offerings, assures they always have fresh inven- um of Art earlier this year, substantially raised the
tory of Native American arts, including Navajo tex- Gros Ventre war shirt, circa 1885. Buckskin, glass beads, ermine drops. profile of American Indian art at home and abroad.

tiles; rustic furniture by Molesworth, Stickley, Old chases itself and provides digital files for collections manage- Fighting Bear Antiques credits its success to a strong
Hickory and others; historic Western art and photography; ment. Fighting Bear Antiques can offer services not available online presence intertwined with a track record of integrity
and vintage Western items such as spurs, saddles and more on the internet, such as hanging art, custom upholstery and and customer service. Being quick to adapt to the ever-
for sale at their handsome shop. fabrication of art mounts and armatures. Fighting Bear changing collector base is a key to success in today’s antiques
Quality “sells” in the collecting world today, so Fighting Antiques has a professional wood shop and metal fabrication business.
Bear Antiques is very selective with its purchases. The days ability located at its Jackson warehouse. At 375 South Cache Street, Fighting Bear Antiques is open
are gone of finding a market for everything antique. Fight- The current fashion for Midcentury Modern style allows 9 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and Sundays by
ing Bear Antiques buys about one-tenth of the items it is Fighting Bear Antiques the opportunity to introduce region- appointment. The Winchells continue to seek collections
offered and endeavors to stay in its field of expertise. The al decorative accessories to complement minimalist interior and welcome inquiries. Visit www.fightingbear.com, email
company is user friendly: it delivers for free, ships all pur- design approaches. For example, the company has success [email protected] or call 307-733-2669 for information.

The People

Jack Hillers photograph of Taw-gu, Great Chief of By Carol Ormond expedition members find sources of water in the desert and
the Paiutes, with John Wesley Powell, as featured MOUNT CARMEL, UTAH — In the early 1870s Kanab, locations to reach the river from the plateaus. Powell said of
in the new book The People: The Missing Piece of Utah, was the base of operations for one of the greatest explor- them, “Their knowledge is unerring.”
John Wesley Powell’s Expedition, A Photographic ers of the time, John Wesley Powell. Powell’s 1869 success in
History of the Southern Paiute Tribes. leading the first expedition through the Grand Canyon down The photographs reveal The People as skilled basket makers
the Colorado River had made him a national hero. Starting who developed ways of carrying water and cooking in woven
with ten men in four boats and ending with six men in two baskets. They were expert botanists, who used 96 species of
boats, the feat was considered so impossible that Powell plants for food and medicinal purposes. They were “vertical
returned East to accounts in the press that he and all his men nomads” who used extreme changes in elevation in the region
had perished. to extend growing and harvesting seasons to their advantage.
When he returned to the area in 1871, Powell was looking They perfectly understood and adapted to the demands of
for a new type of adventure — a scientific one — in which he their environment.
would study the people and places of Southern Utah, North-
ern Arizona and Nevada. His passion was to document the By 1880, with the influx of settlers and miners and the
language and customs of the Southern Paiutes who lived in the expansion of the West, the way of life that had sustained them
region. Of all the Native American tribes, they were most and that Hillers’ photographs had captured was forever gone.
nearly in their aboriginal state than any other. Primarily, It now can only be seen through a permanent collection on
through the photographs of John K. Hillers, the story of their display at the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts in Mount
ability to thrive and survive in the harshest environment on Carmel. The only other known surviving collection is owned
the continent was preserved. by the Smithsonian Institution. With perhaps as much as 90
Nearly 150 years after being taken, in a small gallery in percent of the collection never before seen, the photographs
Mount Carmel, Utah, a complete collection of 116 original are both a historically priceless and photographically signifi-
photographs from Powell’s 1872–73 expedition gives visitors a cant contribution to the history of the West.
rare opportunity to see the Nungwu or The People, as they
knew themselves, as Powell and the photographer John K. Through the generous support of Paul and Susan Bingham,
Hillers saw them. photographs from the entire collection are being made avail-
The Southern Paiute Indians are the missing piece of Powell’s able to a worldwide audience in a book The People, The Miss-
expeditions and were instrumental to his success in the 1870s. ing Piece of John Wesley Powell’s Expeditions, A Photographic His-
They assured Powell and his men peaceful passage throughout tory of the Southern Paiute Tribes, by Carol Ormond, available
the region. As guides and informants, they helped Powell and through Amazon or powell150.com.

The original photographs can be seen at the Thunderbird
Foundation for the Arts, 2200 South State Street. For informa-
tion, 435-648-2653 or www.thunderbirdfoundation.com.

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The Coeur d’Alene Art Auction

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Santa Fe Art Auction
Gears Up To Relocate Into

Expanded Facility

“Storyteller with one Child” by Helen Cordero (1915–1994). Estimate: $10/15,000. SANTA FE — Santa Fe Art Auction’s Crier” ($10/15,000) to José Encarna-
most recent online sale, An Earlier cion Peña (Soqween) “Pumpkin Flower
West: Books Prints, and Pamphlets, a Dancers” ($800–$1,200).
new addition to the growing auction’s
rapidly increasing roster of sales, Most exciting for the Santa Fe Art
achieved an excellent sell-through rate Auction remains its signature annual
of 76 percent on June 15 this year. Live Auction, scheduled this year for
Notable sales included very active bid- November 9. This auction is expected
ding on the 1905 chromolithograph to be held in a new and much expand-
by Charles Russell, “A Bad Hoss,” ed facility in Santa Fe, which will
which hammered at $1,500 on an esti- allow the company to curate more sales
mate of $800–$1,200; a signed limit- year round, improve the full range of
ed edition of Wilson Hurley’s 1977 in-house services and provide personal
book, An Exhibition of Oil Paintings, attention to a global customer base
estimated at $100/200 hammered at while remaining true to its core exper-
$350; and a fine Bowen edition hand tise in the arts of the West and South-
colored lithograph of the “Canada west.
Lynx,” from J.J. Audubon’s Viviparous
Quadrupeds of North America sold for Highlights for the November auction
$3,125. will include the very best of the Patri-
cia Janis Broder collection, much of
Next up will be Western Decorative which was featured in a very successful
Arts + Objects, scheduled for August online sale in April this year. Look for
16–25, timed and curated to coincide works by Oscar Howe, Julian Marti-
with Santa Fe’s annual Indian Market. nez, Joe Herrera and Pop Chalee that
This auction features a robust selec- have never appeared at market before.
tion of American Indian arts and arti- This year will also see the first appear-
facts, including pottery, baskets, tex- ance at the Santa Fe Art Auction venue
tiles, as well as flat art by American of contemporary ceramics alongside
Indian and other historic artists whose the classics for which the auction is
paths brought them to and through renowned: works by Maynard Dixon,
New Mexico and the West. Highlights J.H. Sharp, Josef Bakos, Gustave Bau-
in this auction will range from Helen mann, Gene Kloss and more.
Cordero’s “Storyteller and Night
For additional information, 505-954-
5858 or www.santafeartauction.com.

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August 13–16 at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe—

The Sixth Annual Antique American Indian Arts Show

An array of Southwest baskets were on offer last year from Terry Dewald American “Canon De Chelly” by Edward S Curtis. Gold tone. On offer at the Antique
Indian Art, Tucson, Ariz. The Antique American Indian Art Show. American Indian Art Show by Mountain Hawk Fine Art.

A new suite of intaglio photogravures from Edward Curtis’ experience led him to rove widely west of the Mississippi The innovative Lovato went on to create what he called
iconic, two-volume book The North American Indian reflects for the next eight years. “raised dimensional design.”
the persistence of photo history in the North American West.
Curtis photographed individuals, groups and scenes from As fine stones and even gold entered Native American
Plus: Masterworks from the esteemed career of Santo more than 80 tribes. The book, The North American Indian, jewelry in the 1960s, Lovato was there, choosing fine tur-
Domingo Pueblo jeweler Julian Lovato reflect his techniques, ensued. Only 250 copies of a two-volume book were pro- quoise and coral for special works of jewelry. The Santo
mixed metals and artistry. duced. There were copper plates for 500 photogravures repre- Domingo artist died last year, age 93. In 2003, an arsonist
sented in the book, of which only 15 copies remain extant. set a catastrophic fire at his home that resulted in the loss of
SANTA FE, N.M. — The Antique American Indian Art many studio objects.
Show Santa Fe returns to El Museo Cultural of Santa Fe this When Mountain Hawk Fine Art learned some of the
August with a robust pair of special exhibitions accompany- Curtis photogravures had been stored at University of Lovato was awarded the SWAIA Lifetime Achievement
ing the main event. More than 60 exhibitors will be bringing Denver since 1938, founder Paul Unks went to work. Award in 2002.
antique art objects that represent the wellsprings of creativity Mountain Hawk won the rights to pull and produce new
of indigenous cultures throughout North America. photogravures, keeping faithful to Curtis’ process of con- The Antique American Indian Art Show Santa Fe retains its
trasting light and shadow. impact in the field through special exhibition focuses and the
The special exhibitions begin with a new look at the first range of work that the 60-plus exhibitors display.
intersections between west-exploring photographers and Jewelry is a constant strong point at Antique American
Native American tribes. Edward S. Curtis began traveling Indian Art, and Four Winds Gallery will be bringing a The show takes place at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, 555
to Native ceremonies in 1900 when he accompanied natu- 70-object special show titled “Tradition and Innovation: Camino de la Familia in the Santa Fe Railyard. The opening
ralist and conservationist George Bird Grinnell to the Sun The Legacy of Julian Lovato.” Lovato began his career night gala is Tuesday, August 13, from 6 to 9 pm; tickets are
Dance ceremony of the Blackfeet tribe in Montana. The apprenticing to Frank Patania in the Thunderbird shop. $50. The show continues through August 16. For informa-
tion, 310-822-9145 or www.antiqueindianartshow.com.

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Coeur d’Alene Art Auction’s 34th Annual
Fine Western & American Art Auction

RENO, NEV. — The Coeur d’Alene “Creased” by Charles M. Russell (1864–1926), 1911. Watercolor and gouache on Gun for the Man Who Knows”
Art Auction 34th annual Western art paper, 28 by 23 inches. Estimate: $800,000–$1.2 million. ($80/120,000) and “Bugling Elk”
auction will be conducted at the Grand ($50/75,000). Additional works
Sierra Resort in Reno on July 27. With “Evening on the Blackfeet Reservation” of Night” ($250/350,000). Additional include “Down the Rapids”
more than $300 million in sales over the ($80/120,000) by Maynard Dixon; Wendt pieces include “The First Touch ($60/90,000) by Frank Weston Benson;
last 15 years, the auction has been hailed “Mexican Calf ” ($60/90,000) by Har- of Autumn” and “Clouds of Silver” “Setters Afield” ($30/50,000) by
as “The Biggest and Most Successful vey Dunn; Frank Tenney Johnson’s “A ($40/60,000 each). The auction will also Edmund H. Osthaus; “Solitude,
Auction of Western Art” by the Wall Light in the Night” ($80/120,000); and feature multiple works by noted Impres- Forked Lake” ($30/50,000) by Arthur
Street Journal and was named “The Most E. William Gollings’ “Waiting on the sionist John Marshall Gamble, including Fitzwilliam Tait; and “The Silent Plac-
Important Annual Event for Collectors Herd” ($40/60,000). “Poppies and Lupine” ($60/90,000), es” ($15/25,000) by Oliver Kemp.
of Western Art” by the New York Times. “Field of Lupine” ($50/75,000) and
Once again, the Coeur d’Alene Art Auc- Taos artists have always been a main- “Wild Buckwheat near Monterey” Two of the finest watercolors to come
tion is certain to be the high point of stay of the Coeur d’Alene Art Auction, ($25/35,000). A striking work by Henry to market by Ogden M. Pleissner will be
the Western auction world. and this year includes a major collection Chapman Ford titled “Santa Barbara, offered. Both “A Long Run, Curtis Pool”
of highly important paintings, headlined California” ($20/30,000) will also be and “A Big One Hooked” are widely
The Coeur d’Alene Art Auction is by Victor Higgins’ “Taos in Winter,” spotlighted. considered to be two of his best works
known for selling the highest quality ($400/600,000). Other heavyweights and are each estimated at $40/60,000.
Western paintings and sculpture from featured include Joseph Henry Sharp’s Sporting art will be a major focus of They’ll be joined by “Grouse Hunting”
historical and contemporary artists, and “Crow Encampment” ($300/500,000) this year’s auction, with a major paint- ($20/30,000).
this year’s sale will be no exception. and “Autumnal Tepees” ($100/150,000); ing by Carl Rungius as one of the head-
Museum-quality paintings will cross the LaVerne Nelson Black’s “Taos” and liners. “Near Summit Lake, British African art will be a major component
block, headlined by a pair of master- “Along the Trail” ($100/150,000 each); Columbia” is considered to be one of of the auction with a large, one-owner
pieces by Frederic Remington and Eanger Irving Couse’s “Spirit of the the artist’s finest works and comes from collection of works by David Shepherd.
Charles M. Russell. “Casuals on the Pool” ($100/150,000); “The Song of the a prominent Jackson Hole, Wyo., col- More than ten paintings by the artist
Range” is a rare oil by Remington, and Olla” ($80/120,000) by Walter Ufer; lection. Estimated to sell for will be sold, including “Cape Buffalo”
Russell’s “Creased” is a prime 1911 and “Amongst the Aspens” ($60/90,000) $250/350,000, the painting is one of ($30/50,000); “Elephants with Ant
watercolor. Both come from the estate by E. Martin Hennings. several large oils by the artist. “High Hill” ($20/30,000); “Cheetah Lookout”
of John J. “Jack” Mitchell, a renowned Country Moose” ($80/120,000), a ($30/50,000); “Wolong Panda”
collector and co-founder of United Air- Early California paintings include what 25-by-30-inch oil, will also be featured ($25/35,000); and “The Big Five”
lines. Mitchell began collecting in the may be the strongest lineup in the along with a large collection of etchings ($20/30,000).
1930s and amassed a fine collection of Coeur d’Alene Art Auction’s history, by Rungius. Other top sporting offer-
Western art. Both paintings are fresh to with works such as William Wendt’s ings include Philip R. Goodwin’s “The Blue-chip contemporary masters make
the market and carry estimates of award-winning masterpiece “The Silence up a large part of the sale and will be
$800,000–$1.2 million. headlined by a masterpiece by Mian
Situ. “Golden Spike Ceremony”
Russell and Remington are well repre- ($250/350,000), a 44-by-72-inch oil, is
sented throughout the sale, with more one of his finest paintings. Consigned
than 20 works between the two. Other by the original owners, the work is hit-
notable pieces include Russell’s “Cavalry ting the market for the first time. It will
Mounts for the Braves” ($200/300,000), be joined by other significant contem-
“Man Hunting Antelope” porary pieces, such as Howard Ter-
($100/150,000), “Friend Bob – Illus- pning’s “Paints” ($150/250,000);
trated Letter” ($80/120,000), and a life- “Maple Leaves and Flowers”
time cast of “Oh Mother, What is It?” ($30/50,000) by Richard Schmid; Kyle
($40/60,000). Additional works by Polzin’s “Weary Traveler”
Remington include “The Rattlesnake,” ($100/150,000); “Navajo Lady”
casting #76 ($100/150,000), “Gracias ($30/50,000) by Z.S. Liang; Wilson
Señorita! May the Apaches Never Get Hurley’s “West Wind on Mount Moran”
You” ($60/90,000) and “Arrest of a ($60/90,000); “Sunlight and Sage”
Poacher in the Forest” ($15/25,000). ($20/30,000) by Logan Maxwell
Hagege; Ken Carlson’s “Unchallenged”
The Coeur d’Alene Art Auction will ($25/35,000); “Golden Lakes Trail”
feature one of the most important John ($30/50,000) by Bill Anton; and
Clymer paintings to come to market in a “Where Freedom Lives” ($40/60,000)
decade: “John Colter Visits the Crow – by A.T. Cox.
1807” comes from the estate of the orig-
inal owner, and is sure to see consider- Unique to the auction this year will be
able interest at $400/600,000. An the sale of the William P. Healey collec-
extremely rare and important Rosa Bon- tion of John Fery paintings. Healey is
heur painting titled “Bison in the Snow considered the foremost collector of
– Migrations de Bison Amerique,” works by Fery, who was known for his
1897, will be offered, as well. It is a grandiose landscapes of the American
monumental 44-by-74-inch work done West. Amassed over a lifetime of collect-
after the artist met Buffalo Bill Cody in ing, the 28 paintings are considered to
Europe. Estimated at $300/500,000, it be the absolute finest examples of Fery’s
comes from the Mitchell collection and storied career and will be sold in a spe-
is sure to see substantial international cial morning session prior to the main
interest. Other notable historic paintings sale.
include “Riders in Canyon de Chelly”
and “Burning of the Hogan” For information, www.cdaartauction.
($200/300,000 each) by Edgar Payne; com. Catalog and event tickets are avail-
able for purchase online or by calling
208-772-9009.

MIA Opens Blockbuster Exhibition Hearts Of Our People: Native Women Artists

MINNEAPOLIS — On June 2, the America. “Hearts of Our People: Native communities, while also going beyond because these women were and are
Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) Women Artists,” presented by the Sha- the longstanding convention of treating ‘untrained’ in a canonical sense. Their
opened the first major thematic exhibi- kopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, these artworks as unattributed represen- work has been circumscribed by a mis-
tion to explore the artistic achievements is organized by Jill Ahlberg Yohe, PhD, tations of entire cultures. The contem- understanding that Native ‘craft’ is static
of Native women. The exhibition, which associate curator of Native American art porary works on view will highlight the with little to no individual artistic lati-
will travel nationally, includes more than at MIA, and Teri Greeves, an indepen- intentionality of the individual artist and tude or ingenuity.”
115 works dating from ancient times to dent curator and member of the Kiowa demonstrate how the artist has been
the present and made in a variety of Nation. An advisory panel of Native influenced by the preceding generations. Following its debut at MIA, “Hearts of
media, including sculpture, video and women artists and Native and non- Our People” will travel to the Frist Art
digital arts, photography, textiles and Native scholars has provided insights “Native women artists have rarely been Museum in Nashville in September, the
decorative arts. Drawn from MIA’s per- from a range of nations. recognized as individuals, as innovators, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian
manent collection and loans from more and as artists by the mainstream art American Art Museum in Washington,
than 30 institutions and private collec- “Hearts of Our People” will elucidate world,” said co-curator Jill Ahlberg DC, and the Philbrook Museum in
tions, the works are from communities the traditional role of Native women art- Yohe. “‘Hearts of Our People’ acts as a Tulsa.
representing all regions of Native North ists in serving the cultural, economic, corrective to an art history that has over-
diplomatic and domestic needs of their looked countless Native women artists For additional information, https://
new.artsmia.org or 888-642-2787.

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Learning About The West’s
Most Famous Battle From A Found Artifact

BY DEBRA SHERMAN, OWNER, words, a bullet that had hit something. I which were the guns used by the Sioux, With this much information about my
DANCING WOLF GALLERY was fascinated and proud that I had a piece Cheyenne and other tribal members at bullet in hand, I now wanted to learn
of such a huge part of western history. the battle. This answered another valuable more about the battle. I began reading
ELBERT, COLO. — On June 26–27, question of the treasured bullet. books on the fight, both from the soldiers’
1876, the famous or infamous battle of the Now as an owner of an antiques gallery view and from the Native Americans’
Little Bighorn occurred in southwestern in Colorado, I talk to many people who recollections. Then I decided to take a
Montana. Most history buffs can tell you come into the shop, and many times we more intensive tour of the battleground
who the major players were and what the end up talking about the past and western and found a tour guide (a Crow woman),
outcome was. There have been hundreds of history. It is with great pleasure that I am who was able to take us to many more
books written about the battle, about the able to show folks this artifact, and they are locations than what is available within the
participants, about why, when and where. I usually awed by the history and being able park boundaries. We saw where Reno and
have a major curiosity about the battle and to hold it in their hand. Benteen (survivors of the battle) joined
have since I was about 12 years old. Why? up. Where the delayed mule train was
When I was a young girl my father took Recently a gentleman came in and we watered. Where Reno’s companies began
my sister and me to the site of Little starting talking about history and I ended the fight along the west side of the Little
Bighorn and told us the stories that he had up showing him my historical treasure. He Bighorn river in the valley, and then where
heard about the battle. It was 1964, and immediately said “this bullet came from an they had to retreat into the woods before
we toured the small museum and then Indian gun.” I was stunned. “How can you a helter skelter rush up the cliffs to where
went out to the battlefield. The park was possibly know that?” I asked. He happened they took a stand for two days.
much wilder then than now. As kids we to be an expert in munitions and had
were allowed to run everywhere, with the studied guns and bullets his entire life. He I have always been thankful for a father
only warning to “watch for the snakes” informed me that the bullet came from ei- that loved history and instilled that love in
and no notices to “stay on the trails.” So ther a .44 Henry or a .66 Winchester rifle, me. I look forward to many more adven-
while imagining the battle in my mind tures “out west” and telling tales of past
and standing at the bottom of what is histories.
called “Last Stand Hill,” I looked down
and found an unusual looking thing. What
was it? Certainly not a stone, but different
enough for me to tuck it into my pocket.

When we returned to Billings, I showed
the item to my father and asked what it
was. He didn’t know either, but throughout
the years, and through numerous moves, I
held onto the unusual thing. Fast forward
to about ten years ago, my husband and
I happened to be in the area of the Little
Bighorn and decided to tour the battle site.
He had never been at all and I hadn’t been
back since I was 12. When we went into
the museum, I saw a multitude of items
like the one I had found. Finally an answer.
The item was a spent bullet. In other

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THE LARIAT Exhibitions and Events of Note

MUSEUMS To September 2 To December 31 To 2022 SHOWS & MARKETS
Color Riot! How Color Changed Eugene and Clare Thaw: Americans
Ongoing Navajo Textiles A Memorial Tribute National Museum of the American July 27-28
Enduring Spirit: Native American Art Heard Museum Fenimore Art Museum Indian 68th Annual Traditional Spanish
Gilcrease Museum Phoenix Cooperstown Washington, DC Market
Tulsa www.heard.org www.fenimoreartmuseum.org www.americanindian.si.edu Preview July 26
www.gilcrease.org Spanish Colonial Arts Society
September 14-December 8 Eye Contact: Contemporary Native To 2030 Santa Fe
O’Keeffe’s New Mexico Wedding Clothes and the Osage American Photography from the Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey www.spanishcolonial.org
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Community: A Giving Heritage Permanent Collection Company and Its Legacy August 8-11
Santa Fe Sam Noble Museum Rockwell Museum New Mexico History Museum Objects of Art Santa Fe
www.okeeffemuseum.org University of Oklahoma Corning Santa Fe Preview August 8
Norman https://rockwellmuseum.org www.nmhistorymuseum.org Kim Martindale and John Morris
Today’s West www.samnoblemuseum.oe.edu Santa Fe
Buffalo Bill Center Of The West To Early 2020 AUCTIONS www.objectsofartsantafe.com
Cody To September 29 Whoop It Up! Celebrating 100 Years August 13-16
www.centerofthewest.org One Trader’s Legacy: Steve Getzwiller Of The Cody Stampede July 10-19 Antique American Indian Art Show
Collects the West Buffalo Bill Center Of The West Tribal Art Online Preview August 13
The Abe Hays Family Spirit of the Desert Cabaelleros Western Museum Cody Skinner Kim Martindale and John Morris
West Collection Wickenberg www.centerofthewest.org Marlborough Santa Fe
Western Spirit, Scottsdale’s Museum www.westernmuseum.org www.skinnerinc.com www.antiqueindianartshow.com
of the West To January 1, 2020 August 13-18
Scottsdale To October 6 Here, Now and Always July 27 SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market
scottsdalemuseumwest.org LIT: The Work of Rose B. Simpson Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Fine Western & American Art Preview August 15
Wheelwright Museum of the Santa Fe The Coeur d’Alene Art Auction Historic Plaza
The Bison: American Icon, Heart of American Indian www.indianartsandculture.org Reno Santa Fe
Plains Indian Culture Santa Fe www.cdaartauction.com www.swaia.org
C.M. Russell Museum www.wheelwright.org To January 5, 2020 September 6-8
Great Falls Coyote Leaves the Res: The Art of August 16-25 Quest for the West Art Show
www.cmrussell.org Old Man Looking Backward: Bob Harry Fonseca Western Decorative Arts + Objects and Sale
Haozous The Autry Museum of the American Santa Fe Art Auction Eiteljorg Museum
July 4 To August Wheelwright Museum of the West Santa Fe Indianapolis
David Lee: Watercolors American Indian Los Angeles www.santafeartauction.com www.eiteljorg.org
Thunderbird Foundation For The Arts Santa Fe www.theautry.org January 25-26, 2020
Maynard Dixon Home and Property www.wheelwright.org September 8 30th Annual Mesa Old West Show
Mount Carmel February 19-October 11, 2020 Art of the American West Brian Lebel’s Old West Events
www.thunderbirdfoundation.com Art of Native America: The Charles Paul Calle’s Life of Exploration: John Moran Mesa
and Valerie Diker Collection From the Mountains to the Moon Monrovia www.oldwestevents.com
To August 4 Metropolitan Museum of Art Western Spirit, Scottsdale’s www.johnmoran.com February 8-March 22, 2020
Six Navajo Masters: Abeyta, Begay, New York City Museum of the West Masters of the American West Art
Johns, Whitehorse, Whitethorne www.metmuseum.org Scottsdale October 10 Exhibition and Sale
& Yazzie scottsdalemuseumwest.org A Collector’s Passion: The Autry Museum of the
Booth Western Art Museum To October 20 The James B. Scoville Collection American West
Cartersville Layered Stories – America’s To March 1, 2020 Cowan’s Los Angeles
www.boothmuseum.org Canyonlands Native Portraiture: Power and Cincinnati www.theautry.org
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Perception www.cowansauctions.com February 21-23, 2020
A Sense of Beauty: Showcasing Museum Tacoma Art Museum San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art
The Power and Beauty in Native Art Oklahoma City Tacoma October 11 Preview February 21
Eiteljorg Museum www.nationalcowboymuseum.org www.tacomaartmuseum.org American Indian and Western Art: Kim Martindale and John Morris
Indianapolis Premier Auction San Francisco
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