"Star Gazer", 1990, by R.C. Gorman

"Star Gazer", 1990, by R.C. Gorman

$5,500.00Price

Star Gazer

Origial Lithograph

35 3/4" x 30 1/2"

Framed (48"x43")

#136/225

 

This Original Lithograph is in Excellent condition. It's framed, ready to hang, though the frame needs some care*.


Over the near 6 decades of R.C.'s career, his work and style continuously evolved. It is a fascinating process, to go beyond the surface and to discover an artist's journey. R.C.'s art continues to be cherished throughout the world. His work still adorns the walls of many homes, galleries and public spaces in Taos, across the US, and around the world.

 

Shipping can be arrange to just about anywhere. The Gallery will cover the costs of packing and insuring the artwork. The shipping options and costs will be up to the purchaser.

 

Compare to The Navajo Gallery's last public listing (Jan 2020): $5,500.00 (unframed) and the Western Graphics 2009/2016 suggested retail price of $4,000 (unframed).

 

Hallmarks (Pictured) Include:

  • Signature of R.C. Gorman with date of completion - Lower Left
  • R.C. Gorman Chop (Artist's Chop) - Lower Left
  • Edition Number - Lower Right
  • Workshop Shop (Houston Fine Arts Press) - Lower Right

 

 

*Notes on the frame:  The artwork is in excellent condition. It's protected in an black acrylic frame and bordered by a large black mat. It's ready to hang, though it should be noted that the frame has several scuffs and marks. The acrylic face has several scratchs as well. A framer may be able to repair the frame. I would recommned replacement of the glass/acrylic with non-glare/UV acrylic or glass.

 

  • R.C. Gorman | July 27, 1931 - November 3, 2005

    Called "The Picasso of American Indian Art" by The New York Times, my uncle, R.C. Gorman, was a prolific and highly acclaimed artist.

    Born on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Chinle, Arizona to Carl Gorman and Adele Brown, R.C. had humble beginnings. He was the first to recieve a scholarship from the Navajo Nation to study internationally. He attended art school in Mexico City where he learned the art of lithography from master printer, Jose Sanchez.

    R.C. Moved to Taos in 1967. He had been showing his work at the Manchester Gallery and in 1968, he purchased the Manchester Gallery and turned it into the Navajo Gallery - the very first Native American owned art gallery.

    Over the next 4 decades R.C.'s fame and acclaim grew. In 1973 he was the only living artist to be included in the “Masterworks of the American Indian" show held at Metropolitan Museum in New York City. One of his works was selected to be the cover of the exhibit's catalog. Perhaps best known for his colorful and vibrant depictions of Native Life, particularly of Native Women, R.C.'s art pays homage to his roots. His carreer span many mediums and styles.

    Today, Taos celebrates R.C. legacy with an annual R.C. Gorman Days in July.

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