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VERSO
Signed and titled
Label, Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York, NY

The 1976 Berry-Hill Gallery exhibition catalog will accompany the lot.

Forrest Fenn wrote, “Sharp’s life changed dramatically in the years from 1902 to 1910. During a large part of each summer he was busy among the pueblos near Taos, except for occasional trips east to Cincinnati, New York, Chicago, and other cities to show his work. Now financially independent, he established a permanent fall and winter home at Crow Agency. ...”

“More than one person wondered why Sharp spent his winters in Montana and his summer in Taos when it would seem logical to do the reverse. After all, the southern summers were hot and the Montana winters were bitterly cold. Sharp’s standard reply to the question had little to do with the outside temperature: ‘At this season of the year [winter], the Indians [at Crow Agency] have more time for posing—which they are readily induced to do for a consideration of two dollars a sitting—and the snowy landscape, sage brush foothills, and winter foliage along the Little Big Horn River are more paintable.’”

EXHIBITED
Indian Paintings by Joseph Sharp
LITERATURE
Exhibition catalog, Indian Paintings by Joseph Sharp (New York, NY: The Berry-Hill Gallery, 1976), p 2, illustrated (as Indian Encampment)
Exhibition catalog, Indian Paintings by Joseph Sharp (New York, NY: Kennedy Galleries, 1976), p 2, illustrated (as Indian Encampment)

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