53 Sioux Indian Chief

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Category Western Americana
Auction Currency USD
Start Price NA
Estimated at 4,500.00 - 6,500.00 USD
Sioux Indian Chief
Artist: Calle, PaulDate of Birth: 1928-2010
Medium: Pencil on paper
Dimensions: 24 x 22 1/2 inches
Signed: Signed lower right and dated 1978

Sioux Chief is a magnificent pencil drawing by one of the master practitioners of the mediumÑ Paul Calle. You feel the feathers in the headdress unfurling as the chiefÕs eyes drop. The top feathers rise with preening pride while the feathers at bottom bow and dip. It is a metaphor for life, the kind of life the old chief has led: he is proud is his achievements and the honor he has upheld, yet he must bow before time, that passes and makes old men of us all. All this, with nothing more than a pencil.