Auction Preview | Arts of the American West

Denver, CO
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, November 5

Joe Abbrescia (1936-2005), Grand Canyon Landscape, oil, 40 x 60. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

Joe Abbrescia (1936-2005), Grand Canyon Landscape, oil, 40 x 60. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

This story was featured in the November 2017 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art November 2017 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story.

Famed Hopi artist Charles Loloma (1921-1991) has long been known for his jewelry, but this month, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers brings to the block a much different Loloma artwork. The 50-inch-round stained-glass window was commissioned for the offices of a Phoenix collector in the 1980s and was on display for only about seven years before the building was sold and the work went into storage. Maron Hindman, the auctioneer’s managing director, says, “Loloma was able to transition into the [stained-glass] medium, giving this piece a unique Loloma look.” Roughly estimated to sell for between $10,000 and $20,000, it is just one of over 400 artworks and artifacts in the Arts of the American West auction on Sunday, November 5, at Leslie Hindman Auctioneer’s new location at 1024 Cherokee Street in Denver’s Golden Triangle.

The sale’s fine-art highlights include Fremont Ellis’ HORSES IN SANTA FE CANYON, a 22-by-30-inch oil depiction of the canyon in fall, estimated to sell for $25,000 to $35,000; a Conrad Schwiering oil depicting late-season snow on the Grand Tetons entitled SPRING’S TOUCH ($10,000-$15,000); and GRAND CANYON LANDSCAPE by Joe Abbrescia, a 40-by-60-inch oil estimated at $8,000-$12,000. There are contemporary offerings from Dan Namingha, G. Harvey, and William Matthews. Two Allan Houser works headline the sculpture category: a 38-inch-tall steatite carving titled I WILL WAIT FOR YOU ($8,000-$12,000) and a 9-inch-tall bronze entitled POW WOW SINGERS ($3,000-$5,000).

From the private collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vogele of Burr Ridge, IL, there are over 100 lots of Pueblo pottery and Indian jewelry by such artists as Loloma, Maria and Julian Martinez, Margaret Tafoya, and Gail Bird and Yazzie Johnson. Other Native offerings include beadwork, basketry, and Navajo textiles. Finally, there is important furniture by Thomas Molesworth consigned by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, WY. In this grouping are a dining table, desk, side chairs, magazine racks, and a sofa in Chimayo fabric. “This is very iconic western furniture,” Hindman notes.

A full catalog for the sale is available online. Previews begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 30, and bidders can participate via phone, online, or absentee. —Laura Rintala

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This story was featured in the November 2017 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art November 2017 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story.

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