Navajo artist Craig George is one of those artists whose work, in my opinion, people will regret not collecting earlier. He grew up in Los Angeles and a few years ago began to re-establish roots on the Navajo Reservation, not far from Blue Gap, Arizona. He works exclusively in oil. In addition to amazing landscapes and the occasional abstract or collage, he paints scenes based on what he saw and experienced growing up in LA - home to te largest off-reservation Indian population in the country. The tags, the wall signs, the graffiti -all of it- is based upon actual places and scenes. 24 by 30 inches. (SANTA FE)
Below is a limestone sculpture utilizing a lightning motif, by Tesuque artist, Mark Swazo Hinds. 22 inches high. $800 (SANTA FE)
Two remarkable and remarkably early RC Gorman originals - each with exceptional provenance. The watercolor and ink of the woman grinding corn was painted about 1964/65 and was illustrated in my father's first book Southwest Indian Arts & Crafts, published in Spring of 1966. Image area: 21 by 20 inches. In its original frame. The drawing was one of ten in a portfolio entitled Drawings/R.C.Gorman that accompanied a series of shows he had in 1968-69. A copy of the portfolio signed by RC and dated 1968 comes with this piece.