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2023 Summer Fine Art & Antiques (Day 1)

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 517

Scott Rogers Bronze Sculpture, The Chief Celebrates His New Hat w/ COA

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,600
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David Scott Rogers (Texas/Utah, b. 1960/61) bronze sculpture titled "The Chief Celebrates His New Hat" depicting a middle-aged Native American man with disk and tubular beads throughout his hair wearing a European-style top hat with added feathers and open coat seated with crisscrossed legs wrapped in furs smoking a long pipe. Numbered, signed, dated, and titled to lower rear "8/30 (copyright) D.S. Rogers '00 The Chief Celebrates His New Hat". Mounted on a circular, felt-lined swivel base. Includes a signed certificate of authenticity from the studio of David Scott Rogers. 26" H x 15 1/2" W x 18 1/2" D. Weight: 85 lbs. Note: The original Mountain Trails Galleries receipt and additional documentation are available to the winning bidder. Artist biography: Scott Rogers was born and raised in McKinney, Texas where he became a Golden Gloves championship-winning boxer at a young age. After obtaining his degree from Brigham Young University in finance, he worked in insurance and the oil and gas industry before purchasing a bronze from his uncle, Grant Speed, and quickly developing a hyper-focused interest in the craft. Rogers studied sculpting under his uncle and others such as Fritz White before finding success in the early nineties. He moved to Murray, Utah in 1997 where he currently resides.


Overall excellent condition with verdigris appearance in crevices to face and hair.

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