he live auction will take place on Friday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, with online bidding commencing at that time via Proxibid. Auction registration and pre-bidding are already available by visiting www.proxibid.com/cowans.
Nearly 600 lots of pottery, weavings, paintings, sculpture, beadwork, baskets, Eskimo carvings, and more will cross the block during this live auction webcast. Rare and unique items by world renowned artists, not previously sold on the open market, will be available for online bidding during this event. Featured items include:
• Lot 65: Jessie Monongye Inlay Gold Bear Necklace – Bear is double-sided and shown on the cover of Jerry Jacka’s book, Beyond Tradition. The black bear with incredibly detailed micro-mosaic night scene complete with planets, moon, comet, and stars; coral bear equally as beautiful with a fan motif and sun-face. Necklace signed on closure, however no gold content mark. Necklace with long gold tubes combined with turquoise, coral, lapis, and turquoise beads, length 28 in.; bear length 2.9 in. late 1980’s. Currently Monongye is the subject of an important jewelry exhibit, “Opal Bears and Lapis Skies,” at the Heard Museum in Phoenix.
• Lot 175: Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909) Broncho Buster – Bronze cast in the lost wax method, signed at base; Copyrighted/ Frederic Remington, foundry mark; Roman Bronze Works N.Y. Incised number 37. on underside, ht. 23 in., wd. 21.5 in., dp. 13 in.
• Lot 189: Charlie Dye (American, 1906-1972) – Good Medicine for a Sick Horse, oil on canvas, signed l.r. 39.25 in. x 29.5 in.
• Lot 190: Frank E. Schoonover (American, 1877-1972) – The Line Stretched for Miles As It Had Stretched Once Before, oil on canvas, signed and dated 26 middle r. with personal inscription To / CH Dreshman / from his friend / the artist / Frank E. Schoonover / July 19, 1935. 28 in. x 38 in.
• Lot 195: Andy Warhol (1928-1987) – Mother and Child #383 Cowboys & Indians, Serigraph in colors on Lenox Museum Board (unique print), signed l.l. and made in 1986
marked TP and numbered 3/36 l.l. 91.5 in. x 91.5 in.
• Lot 248: Assiniboine Beaded Hide Bandolier Bag – Thread and sinew-sewn shot pouch using glass bead colors of pony trader blue, black, pink, and white; long finger design on red wool strap backed by military canvas; hide bag with bifurcated closing flap; finished with fringe, total length 38 in. x width 12 in. ca 1870.
“This is one of the finest collections of American Indian and Western art I’ve seen in some time,” said auctioneer Wes Cowan. “Internet bidding in this auction ensures collectors on a global scale the opportunity to own some of the most beautiful works of art in this genre to come available in recent years.”
For more information about this auction, to register to bid or to place a pre-bid, please visit www.proxibid.com/cowans