Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ bi-annual Arts of the American West auction will be conducted Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 in the firm’s Denver saleroom. The sale will feature over 500 lots of historic and contemporary Western paintings, Native American arts and objects, Southwestern jewelry, a collection of Native American baskets, pueblo pottery, Navajo textiles, Western design furniture and other cowboy collectibles objects. Also included is a collection of pre-Columbian pottery of Mesoamerica from the collection of Joan Cooke of Prairie Village, Kansas.
Among Western art highlights are Oscar Berninghaus’ Wandering Home Seeker, oil on canvas board (estimate: $20,000 – $40,000) and Charles M. Russel’s Black Tail, Buffalo Days, oil on canvas (estimate $80,000 – 120,000). Other highlights include works by William Robinson Leigh, Fritz Scholder, Clyde Aspevig, Porfirio Salinas, Dan Metz, Michael Coleman, Burt Proctor, Ila McAfee, William Sanderson, Kevin Red Star and Bill Schenck.