425 Jewett, Dixie - Ironfire

Winning Bid Undisclosed
This item SOLD at 2018 Jan 20 @ 12:54UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Category Art
Auction Currency USD
Start Price NA
Estimated at 35,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD
Artist: Jewett, DixieDate of Birth: b. 1945
Medium: Metal Parts
Dimensions: 109 x 112
Signed: Signed
Frame/Outer Dim: 109 x 112 x 41
Dixie Jewitt’s crazy clockwork horses, welded pieces of rusted machinery, are “found object” masterworks. A life-sized Jewitt horse like Ironfire is sort of irresistible, wanting you to look at it as a horse, to identify its individual components, and to marvel at how the whole thing was done. A horse made out of machinery? Why not? After all, don’t we measure engines by their horsepower? Turnabout is fair play.
This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 452. A copy of the book will accompany this lot