Auction 2018 - Sold

Lot 134

This lot was auctioned April 7th.

Gustave Baumann
Taos Placita
Woodblock, edition 51/125
9 1/2 x 11 inches
FRAMED/BASE: 19 x 20 inches
ESTIMATE: $ 4,000 - $ 5,000
Signed lower right and dated 1953, titled lower left
Sold For: $ 5,850
Includes buyer's premium

Additional Details

Gustave Baumann developed his interest in color woodblock printmaking as part of the Brown County Art Colony in Indiana and moved to the Southwest in 1918, first to Taos and then to a permanent residence in Santa Fe. Baumann’s work expresses his enthusiasm for the people, flora and fauna, and archaeology. Rooted in Arts and Crafts aesthetics, but with a modernist sensibility, Baumann’s bold colors and textured forms echo in expressionistic ways. Baumann also carved marionettes for public ceremonies (including Zozobra, precursor to today’s Burning Man) and figures for churches.


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