Auction 2018 - Sold

Lot 228

This lot was auctioned April 7th.

Gerard Curtis Delano
1890-1972
Wilderness Travelers
Oil on board
25 x 36 inches
FRAMED/BASE: 32.5 x 43 x 3 inches
ESTIMATE: $ 75,000 - $ 100,000
Signed lower right
Sold For: $ 70,200
Includes buyer's premium

Additional Details

Delano paints Wilderness Travelers as if, fighting your way through a blizzard, you have just stumbled onto this mounted Navajo couple, their unhappy dog, and the travois they drag behind them. If the near horse were white, you probably would have run right into them. For the artist, the painting feels like a problem to be solved, a problem of values, of how to create the impression of rounded shapes within a very narrow range of tones–kind of like the shallow planes in low relief wall sculpture. In Modern art, you’d look to artists like Morandi and Malevich, attempting to solve these same artistic problems in simple still life shapes and in pure color.

Condition Report

Very good condition. Inpainting in circled areas as noted in report.
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