SOURCE: R.C. Gorman's Navajo Gallery

June 09, 2008 14:33 ET

Navajo Artist R.C. Gorman's Estate Auction Set for August 2008 in Taos, New Mexico

TAOS, NM--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - The personal estate of the late Navajo artist and Taos resident R.C. Gorman will be auctioned August 20-21, 2008 just before Indian Market weekend.

The event begins with silent auction bidding and preview Wednesday, August 20, from 5-9 p.m. at the Taos Civic Plaza Convention Center, 120 Civic Plaza Drive in Taos.

On Thursday, August 21, the silent auction and preview continue at 10 a.m. The live auction commences at 1:30 p.m.

Among works being offered are exquisite examples of Southwestern pottery, retablos, carvings, jewelry, and fine furnishings from Gorman's home, along with artwork by some of the most well known artists who have lived and worked in Taos. These include Ted Egri, Ron Barsano, Robert Shorty, Miguel Martínez, Michio Takayama, Armand Lara, David Paul Bradley, and renowned Native American artist Fritz Scholder. Also available are works by the artist's father Carl Nelson Gorman, who, during World War II, was a Navajo Code Talker.

Registration fee will be $25.00, which will be credited to the first purchase. Each registrant may bring one guest, but only registrants can bid. Open to persons age 21 and older.


R.C. Gorman Estate Auction
Dates: August 20-21, 2008

Location: Taos Civic Plaza Convention Center
120 Civic Plaza Drive in Taos, New Mexico

Online preview of all auction items
From Monday, June 2,

Silent auction bidding and preview
Wednesday, August 20, 5-9 p.m.

Silent auction and preview continue
Thursday, August 21, 10 a.m.

Live auction
Thursday, August 21, 1:30 p.m.

$25.00 registration fee credited to first purchase
Admission limited to 400 persons age 21 and older
(15 percent buyer's premium)

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Tammy Roybal
    Navajo Gallery
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    Julia McTague