Saturday, May 14, 2016

Super Indian.....follow-up story


I'll apologize up front for the somewhat grainy photo.  I took it right off of my computer screen.  I wanted to follow up on yesterday's post after I saw this story on a local television show.  We have a local show that is a version of the national PBS show call Antiques Roadshow.  The local show is called Arizona Collectables.  Thursday night, the TV was on but I wasn't watching it directly.  That is until I heard this story when I stopped what I was doing and made my way to the TV.  The painting  above is by an artist named T.C. Cannon, a Native American artist who studied under Fritz Scholder (the artist I featured yesterday) at the school he taught at in Santa Fe.  The lady above on the right bought this painting at a Goodwill Thrift store for $7.99 because she just loved it.  The appraiser on the left told her that in its present condition it was worth around $15,000.00.  She went on to say that if she had it professionally cleaned and a couple of places repaired, it would be worth $25,000.00.  How is that for fantastic return on her money?  The lady who owned the painting had no idea of its worth and said she would still love it even if it turned out to be worthless.

T.C. Cannon was one of Fritz Scholder's students and I can certainly see some similarity to the paintings I featured yesterday.  I just thought it was such a coincidence that I featured that story yesterday and then found this connection to the same artist.  It also shows just how much influence Scholder had on the American Indian contemporary art scene.

7 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Unbelievable coincidence Sharon. How lucky was this lady to pick up such a treasure, I would definitely have been attracted to this painting but never would be lucky to find it at a market :) I really do love this style of art. I feel a bit inspired, I may have to get my paints out!

Christine said...

Wow! It's amazing how these events have coincided! It's a great find, I wonder if the owner will sell?!!

William Kendall said...

What a find!

Jacob said...

That is so interesting. And as usual, the rest of us ask "Why can't something like this happen to us?" :)

RedPat said...

That is almost eerie that this was on the TV, Sharon. I really like it - I hope the woman keeps it and loves it.

Bob Crowe said...

Yes, there is a lineage. And you or I could win the lottery.

Steve Reed said...

Holy cow! What a thrift store find THAT is! I agree with the woman who bought it -- it's a cool painting. I'd hang it in my house.