Well at this rate looking at all of this from a very positive view..... what a great way to stay occupied during a Pandemic !!
I watched as my Dad offloaded valuable antiques and collectables when my Grandfather passed. Their home was a 20s build and it was a time capsule. I am just keeping everything in the original boxes to exponentially increase the value of my 'collectables' down the line. Won't be making the same mistakes. My kids have always been told:agreed. hunt and gather. its my lot in life... its not a lot but its my life.
hmmm, okay. nice but you've kind of lost me now. kind of keeping it 1940's,WWII, aviation crew themed. western bronze meh, just doesn't do anything for me ...sorry but Meh.Okay Edward,
Showing a few more of my art collection. These are some Western art in bronze. I do have modern art too.
John Wade Hampton (1918-1999) He was one of the four founders of the Cowboy Artist Association. This sculpture values ranges depending on the castings. There was an edition of 55 castings and 2 MC which is the master casting. This checks for flaws in the first castings to be checked over before continuing the edition. Those 2 first ones are the most valuable at 50,000. US then comes the 55 further castings. These will range in value depending on how close to the original castings they are, the first 20 will be around 30,000. US with the remaining ones going down 20k to 10k. Then the mold is destroyed after number 55 has been done. Mine is number 15/55 which the estimated value is 30,000. You can verify this online. It is currently sitting on the floor until my living room gets new flooring and painted. It takes 2 people to lift it and needs to be a sturdy base.
A John Wade Hampton Bronze called "Turning the Leader"
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This next bronze is by Hollis Williford (1940-2007) "Chasing Rainbows" It is of a River Otter chasing Rainbow Trout among the water lily. Mine is number 1 of 25 castings. The very first one. I know of only 2 other castings of this bronze and those are in the Gilcrease Museum and Cowboy Hall of Fame Museum
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This next bronze is huge and it takes 4 people to lift and move it. Currently in my garage until the house is finished being remodeled. I plan for this to be one of my show pieces upon entering the foyer.
It is by Fritz White (1930-2010) Member of the Cowboy Artist Association, called the "Crow and the Bear" it depicts a Crow warrior in hand combat with a Grizzly. It is number 4 of 25 edition.
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I have not and its on my bucket list! sounds amazing! looking forward to seeing it. I mapped out a southern tour to see a lot of WWII museums and aviation displays and hope to do it in the next few years.Hey Edward, have you ever been to the Aviation Museum in Pensacola Florida? It has rooms that you venture through one after another and it is completely built to look like you stepped back in time during WW2. They have one area that is neighborhood with houses, store fronts and a movie theatre. Everything thing is all period. There are people dressed up in period clothing who take you thru it telling the history. There is a CV carrier with flight deck, period planes on the deck, there is a flight conference room with aviation equipment and the radio is of air traffic etc......flight elevator takes you to another floor and more recreated areas. One is of nighttime on an island with plane sounds, air attack sirens, bunkers etc. It is awesome museum. One of my favorites.
wow! amazing work! very impressive. Sadly I'm a boring talentless hack so I envy those that can draw, paint, sing, act...have good looks...money, women. maybe in my next life I'll develop a talent and become successful.I know you guys heard me talk about my being an artist also. The vast majority of the transparencies of my art were destroyed when my studio burned. I only have a few photographs of some of my artwork. I will show you guys a few of the paintings I did for clients back in the 80's and 90's.
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View attachment 41417 " Brandon Three Hawks " he is a former nephew.
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View attachment 41420 This painting is 5'x7' and took 4 years to paint. "Painted Wall Canyon"
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View attachment 41422 This is the only photograph I have of this painting which is of my father posing as a Native American just before he died in 1989. Like I mentioned, all of my photo evidence of the body of artwork I did were lost in the fire in 1996. All I have is only a few photographs that did not get destroyed that just happened to be laying in a box in a closet.
Sorry mate, your next life is not looking so great either! You're being reincarnated as a Dung Beetle! LOLwow! amazing work! very impressive. Sadly I'm a boring talentless hack so I envy those that can draw, paint, sing, act...have good looks...money, women. maybe in my next life I'll develop a talent and become successful.