For the 24th consecutive year, the Autry Museum of the American West welcomes Masters of the American West, an art sale of paintings and sculptures by contemporary western artists. The event kicks off this Saturday, February 27, with a special sale of charming miniature paintings, the smallest of which measures just six by six inches.
Miniature paintings, which have been a popular tradition in the sale since 2005, are priced slightly more affordable, ranging between $800 and $8,000. For those looking to take it a step further, the Major Artwork Sale will launch on Saturday, March 13, with works selling for between $5,000 and $100,000.
Amy Scott, curator at Autry and executive vice-president for research and interpretation, says that the works presented in mastery portray “classic frontier histories” and “contemporary Indigenous visions”, all in service of celebrating “the history and contemporary beauty of the West”. Expect paintings of trout streams and sunny deserts, portraits of majestic horses and Native American chiefs, and fine carvings of crayfish and prickly pears.
When: From Saturday 27 February to Sunday 11 April
Or: in line
More info at Autry Museum of the American West