For more than twenty 20 years, the Larsen Gallery has been hosting annual exhibitions of the work of Fritz Scholder, which includes original paintings, limited edition graphics, sculptures and books.
The Fritz Scholder exhibition is open to the public Feb. 2– 28 at Larsen Gallery, 3705 N. Bishop Lane in Scottsdale. The gallery has sold more than 300 Fritz Scholder works valued at over $6,000,000 in the marketplace, according to a press release.
The artwork has been placed in private collections, corporations and museums throughout the U.S. and Europe, according to the release.
The Super Indian Fritz Scholder, 1967–1980 exhibition that was hosted at the Denver Art Museum, Phoenix Art Museum and the Nerman Museum in Kansas in 2015-2016 started the rise of Fritz Scholder’s appreciation in the art market showcasing the regional artist as a prominent figure in the 20th Century art canon.
The Larsen Gallery was instrumental in working with collectors Kent and Vicki Logan to amass the paintings that were the focus of that show and continue to work with other collectors to add important Fritz Scholder paintings to their collections.
The recent auction results and robust sales in the gallery continue the legacy of Fritz Scholder as an important figure in the 20th Century, the release said.
The upcoming exhibition as well as other future museum and gallery exhibitions will help contextualize his work in regard to his contemporaries including Andy Warhol.
Fritz Scholder wanted to be remembered as a great colorist, said the release, adding that works in this exhibition showcase his love of color and composition.