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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 520

Oreland Joe Alabaster Sculpture, Watching the Singers from Red Valley

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Oreland C. Joe, Sr. (New Mexico, b. 1958) carved alabaster sculpture titled "Watching the Singers from the Red Valley" depicting a Native American woman with long hair blowing behind her wearing a beaded necklace and textured dress holding a tasseled satchel, mounted on an oval wooden base. Signed and dated "D.C. Joe (copyright) '91 ?" to rear within texture of skirt. 37 1/2" H x 14" W x 8" D. Weight: 124 lbs. Note: The original Wadle Galleries receipt is available to the winning bidder. Artist biography: Oreland Joe was born in Shiprock, New Mexico of Navajo and Ute descent. Realizing his artistic talent early, Joe was given alabaster to carve while still in high school. This led to a variety of studies and careers in art, including time studying at the Louvre and the Toyko Museum of Art as well as instructing at the Cowboy Artist of America Museum and San Juan College. He has been awarded numerous accolades from the Cowboy Artists of America since his election as the first Native American member in 1993.


Minute scattered surface scratches, primarily to the back, largest measuring 3/4" L.

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