Scottsdale-based Larsen Gallery has announced its largest collection to date of Native American works will go up for auction when the gallery’s auction returns on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Of the 400 lots that will go up for auction, Larsen is offering well over 60 works by Native American artists including paintings, sculptures and limited-edition graphics, according to a press release.
Notable Native American works include a selection of indigenous works by women artists. The Tafoya family brings Blackware pottery by Gwen Tafoya, LuAnn Tafoya and two works by Margaret Tafoya. In addition, the sale will include works by Teresita Naranjo, Sharon Garcia Naranjo, and Cliff Roller.
There are also two lots being offered, one with six items and another with a collection of 18 miniatures, by a variety of Native American potters mostly from the Santa Clara Pueblo.
Also, the auction will include Fritz Scholder’s work; and Larsen Gallery is hosting an annual Fritz Scholder exhibition in February 2023.
Larsen Art Auction will be offering many works consigned from the Estate of Fred and Gail Tieken, prominent collectors in Scottsdale and Marina Del Rey, California. For more than five decades, Fred and Gail Tieken’s lives were centered around music, art and design. They received more than 200 national and international awards in the fields of design, according to a press release.
Their collection includes two Keith Haring works, two Jean-Michel Basquiat, an ipad drawing from David Hockney and notable modern design furniture, among others. Two works by Fred Tieken, who was also a notable artist, include “I Said No Anchovies!,” a mixed media work from 2017, and his ceramic sculpture “Horse,” are being sold with all proceeds donated to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, an organization that both Fred and Gail were actively involved with as members.
Other contemporary works in the sale will include an original Arman, a Janet Fish painting, work by Esteban Vicente, a 1991 work by Larry Bell and a work by California artist Tony Berlant. Contemporary graphics in the sale include works by Alexander Calder, Robert Indiana, Sam Middleton, Robert Motherwell, and Adolph Gottlieb.
The artwork already garnering worldwide attention is an Andy Warhol Red Self Portrait from 1965. This particular, Red Self-Portrait is from Richard Ekstract’s original group of self-portraits, printed from acetates given to Ekstract directly from Andy Warhol himself, the press release stated.
All bidders must register to bid ahead of the auction and can bid in-person, via phone, via absentee bid, or online on auction day. The gallery anticipates standing-room-only for potential bidders in the room and will execute approximately 500 telephone and absentee bids with the online platforms generating an additional 2,500-3,000 internet bidders.
For the schedule of events, auction information, and to register to bid for the 2022 Fall Larsen Art Auction, go to larsenartauction.com or contact the gallery at 480-941-0900.
The Larsen Art Auction will take place at Larsen Gallery, 3705 N. Bishop Lane, Scottsdale.