WHAT: SANTA FE ART AUCTION
WHERE: 932 RAILFAN ROAD, SANTA FE, NM 97505
WHEN: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019 1:30PM
Friday, November 8, 5:30-7:30PM
Saturday, November 9, 9:00AM-1:30PM
On November 9, 2019, Santa Fe Art Auction will host its Signature Annual Live Auction at a much expanded 12,800 Square Foot facility at the Baca Railyard close to the heart of Santa Fe. The new facility boasts a fully-equipped photography studio, art handlers’ workshop, and sophisticated climate-controlled art storage in addition to a 3,000 SF dedicated auction room. The move comes as the auction house has continued to add to a year-round program of curated online-only sales supplementing the Signature Live Auction that has been a fixture on the Santa Fe calendar for more than 25 years.
Among more than 350 Lots scheduled to appear on the block, are icons of American art from Albert Bierstadt, F.P. Sauerwein, J.H. Sharp, and Maynard Dixon to Howard Cook, Joseph Fleck, Fritz Scholder, James Havard and Paul Pletka. This year, the auction house is pleased to be featuring highlights from several important single-owner collections, including an intimate selection from The Estate of Mrs. Harold Charles (Carolyn) Price, Jr. Frank Lloyd Wright was a great friend of the Price family in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and designed the H.C. Price Jr. residence, “Hillside” as well as the famed Price Tower, commissioned by H.C. Price Sr. and completed in 1956. Carolyn Price (1927-2018) had a deep affinity for the Southwest and spent a great deal of time in Santa Fe, NM. Treasured artworks that remained with Mrs. Price until last year include paintings by Susan Hertel, Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik as well as early Navajo photographs by Laura Gilpin.
Important selections from the Patricia Janis Broder Estate will also appear at this year’s auction. Broder (1937-2002) was an acclaimed writer and historian of Western Art, and a particular champion of American Indian art in the 20th century. Appearing for the first time will be major paintings by Oscar Howe, Charles Lovato, Joe Herrera, Milland Lomakema, Mike Kabotie, Neil David Sr., Terrance Talaswaima and Delbridge Honanie, as well as the American Indian women artists she was the first to document in her 1999 book, “Earth Songs, Moon Dreams”, including Helen Hardin, Pablita Velarde, Pop Chalee, and Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith.
Of particular interest in the 2019 auction will be a significant representation of these and other American women artists. Four works appear by the pioneering Janet Lippincott (1918-2007), a remarkable abstract expressionist embedded in Santa Fe from the mid-1950s. She was a member of the Women’s Army Corps during World War II, and enrolled in Emil Bisttram’s School of Art on the G.I. Bill in 1949. Later she studied at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center and the San Francisco Art Institute. She moved to Santa Fe in 1957 and built a home and studio on Canyon Road. In a Southwest Art article from 1980 she stated, “Abstract painting is an intellectual process. To be a modern painter and to make a truthful statement is the sum total of all I am and what I am continually striving to create.” Alongside Lippincott is the 1959 “Jet & Moon” by Dorothy Brett, as well as works by Alyce Frank, Beulah Stevenson, Gina Knee, Gene Kloss, and Donna Howell-Sickles.
The auction will open for viewing with a hosted reception from 5:30-7:30PM on Friday, November 8th at 932 Railfan Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Previews will continue on Saturday, November 9th, with breakfast available from 9:00AM-12:00PM and lunch served at 12:30PM. The auction will commence at 12:00PM and be available online through LiveAuctioneers and BidSquare as well as the Santa Fe Art Auction’s in-house online bidding platform hosted by Invaluable.