207 Sioux Chief

Winning Bid Undisclosed
This item SOLD at 2015 Apr 11 @ 14:38UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Category Western Americana
Auction Currency USD
Start Price NA
Estimated at 120,000.00 - 180,000.00 USD
Sioux Chief
Artist: Terpning, HowardDate of Birth: b. 1927
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 x 24 inches
Signed: Signed lower right and dated 75

With the strong diagonal of the spiral wrapped coup stick, the pop of the black tips on the white feathers that adorn the stick and headdress, and the robe that shades into the texture and color of the canvas, Sioux Chief is a study in pride. Every element in the picture, from the red on the moccasins and headdress to the the blue and yellow beaded headband, to the shadows of leggings revolves around the face, turned up to squint at the sun, at memory, at the future.