May 21, 2009 - Sale 2181

Sale 2181 - Lot 104

Price Realized: $ 1,800
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
33 1/2x22 3/4 inches, 85x57 1/2 cm.
Condition A-: minor creases in margins and image. Silk-screen. Matted and framed.
Siegriest "had already made a major contribution to California painting as a member of the 'Society of Six,' the Oakland based group of plein air or outdoor artists of the 1920's, prior to his working for the WPA / FAP. For the year and half of this employment, he was the sole artist on the Federal Art Project in San Francisco . . . [to promote an exhibition honoring Native American culture in the Indian Court at the Golden Gate International Exposition, Siegriest designed eight different posters, for which he] selected images representing the Navaho, Pueblo, Haida, Plains, Chippewa, Seneca, Eskimo and Apache tribal nations . . . the production of the posters was done by the WPA / FAP poster unit housed in the lower level of a boat anchored off Treasure Island." (WPA p. 55). WPA 86, For the People p. 88, Resnick 32 (var), American Style 90 (var).