Auction 2018 - Sold

Lot 205

This lot was auctioned April 7th.

Olaf Wieghorst
Superstition Trail
Oil on canvas
34 x 36 inches
FRAMED/BASE: 44 x 46 inches
ESTIMATE: $ 45,000 - $ 65,000
Signed lower left and dated 77 lower right
Sold For: $ 46,800
Includes buyer's premium

Additional Details

The Superstition Mountains rise out of the Arizona desert like a castle–King Arthur’s misty Avalon, perhaps. They reek with similar romance as the home of the Apache peoples and the peoples who preceded them, who are known as members of the Salado culture. Petroglyphs on the rock walls speak to the past, and legends, like that of the Lost Dutchman’s Mine–which claims imaginations and even lives to this day–give the place an air of enduring mystery. Wieghorst’s painting seems benign enough on the surface–the Superstitions were where he lived and worked, after all–but the men and horses packing out seem quietly relieved. There’s always a deep shadow somewhere on those mountains, and, as I intimated, you can get lost there, or lose yourself, or both.

Condition Report

In excellent condition. No apparent evidence of inpaint under UV light. No problems to note.
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