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    A Navajo Figural Wood Sculpture
    Charlie Willeto
    c. 1964

    wood, paint

    "Charlie Willeto's carvings share with the work of nineteenth-century self-taught artist-superstars William Edmonson, Bill Traylor, and Martin Ramirez a brilliant economy of expression and iconic power, vitality and energy, a timelessness, and inspiration drawn from deep cultural roots simultaneously personal and universal. Like these artists, Willeto also developed a vocabulary of form and had an extraordinary command of his media. There are additional shared similarities. All began art-making after the age of fifty and their entire oeuvre, as we know it, was created within a few years,"Kogan, Lee, "An Ordered Universe: The Art of Willeto," in Collective Willeto: The Visionary Carvings of a Navajo Artist, Shonto Begay, Walter Hopps, Lee Kogan, Greg LaChapelle, Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe, 2002, pg. 13.

    Height: 14 ¼ inches

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2021
    14th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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