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    FRED DARGE (American, 1900-1978)
    The Approaching Storm
    Oil on canvas
    18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
    Signed lower right: F. Darge
    Titled verso: THE APPROACHING STORM

    Born in Germany, Darge came to America in 1924 and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. During the early 1930s, he worked as a cowhand in the Southwest. After 1945, Darge began making annual sketching trips to West Texas and New Mexico. With its stylized clouds, windmill, and Hereford cattle-its "artificial geometries" in the words of Grant Wood--The Approaching Storm could hold its own in any Texas Regionalist exhibition, hanging alongside the work of such Lone Star Regionalist pillars as Alexandre Hogue or Jerry Bywaters.

    All proceeds from the sale of this painting will go to Dispute Mediations Service, a thirty year-old non-profit agency that helps reduce crime and violence in Dallas county. The funds will support community outreach programs that assist victims of domestic violence, at-risk youth, and others from the community's most vulnerable citizens.




    Condition Report*: Board is bowed-paint layer is stable; 1-inch abrasion with light paint-loss to the right of the top of the windmill; 1.5-inch accretion on the upper right corner; small area of light flaking on the top left extreme edge with a small area of light surface grime below; small abrasion with paint-loss on the top right extreme edge; lower right extreme corner is slightly creased with light paint-loss; no evidence of restoration when examined under UV; very good condition. Framed Dimensions 25 X 31 Inches
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    November, 2012
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