Our auction brought over $1.2 million. This collection of outstanding American Indian works and Western Art was led by Ernest Leonard Blumenschein's painting, Arizona Dam which achieved $365,000. Also performing strongly was a rare Mesquakie bear claw necklace and turban which sold for $75,000 - well over the high estimate.
Sotheby’s is pleased to present works from the Collection of the David J. Brown Family, featuring outstanding American Indian works as well as Western Art and photographs. The collection celebrates intrinsic themes found in the arts of the American West, and reflects multiple views and interpretations from the Mandan and Cheyenne to Ernest Leonard Blumenschein and Ansel Adams.