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    JOE BEELER (American, 1931-2006)
    Medicine Man, 1965
    Oil on masonite
    16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
    Signed lower right: Joe Beeler
    Signed and titled on stretcher: Medicine Man - Joe Beeler
    Artist letter verso.

    A charismatic and approachable man, Joe Beeler embraced the humanity that he strove to capture in his paintings. Beeler wrote a letter to the original owners of this painting, perhaps upon request, which has been lovingly preserved along with the work itself. The letter not only serves to authenticate the piece, but gives an added depth to the subject matter and function of the Medicine Man within Indian culture. The personalized stationery features a cowboy figure sketched in the lower left hand corner, an icon synonymous with Beeler himself.


    Condition Report*: Very good condition.
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    Auction Dates
    December, 2009
    16th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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