Photograph of Gorman family RC is either in the overalls or standing behind post to the left.
6 1/2" x 7" framed SOLD.
Pen and ink Magpie on paper, 3/12" x 5" SOLD
Gorman family photograph probably RC in cowboy hat 7 1/4" x 8" framed SOLD.
Crystal statuette looks like an award given to RC but no inscription perhaps a gift just for fun, sort of like an Academy Award Oscar, perhaps a gift from Elizabeth Taylor herself??? well we'll never know now... 9 1/2" tall SOLD.
Plastic life size Skull, another fun RC humorous item SOLD
Black Angel Candle stick holders Hecho en Mexico 5 1/4" tall & 4 1/2" tall (w/wing repaired) pair SOLD.
Yaki Indian Mask made from goat hide, I do not know the age but this is a nice collector's piece 4" tall (made as a souvenir piece not as a ceremonial dance mask) carved wooden nose and mouth, cardboard ears returned to the Gorman family. SOLD
Carved Oaxacan Leopard vintage 10" long SOLD My neighbor Orly has a pot from Mexico with these very same spots painted onto it.
Photograph of RC with one of his famous models 8" x 10" framed SOLD.
A miniature pottery version of Taos Pueblo village dwelling made of micaceous clay with little details and has a piece of felt attached to the underside
base is 5 1/2" x 6" height just over 4 1/4" SOLD My Buddy Brian seems to think this is by the sister of Bernadette Track but couldn't remember her name, (BT was one of RC's models). I am now told by Juanita Witkop, thank you JW that the Pueblo house is by Jeri Track of Taos Pueblo, and is Bernadette's Mom (not her sister). Jeri Track is in her early to mid 90's! She's been making these Pueblo houses of clay since at least the early 70's, (rather doubt she's making them anymore, but I stand to be corrected and hope she still does make them) quite the lady indeed.
The famous Taos Pueblo Rabbit hunt has been depicted in many of the early Taos Founder paintings, these are two Rabbit Clubs, they look unused and were perhaps given to RC as a token gesture, the rabbit hunt takes place right through RC's backyard to this day. SOLD
Although this is unsigned and she was known to not sign everything this watercolor is a classic Ila McAfee (1897-1995) on a wrinkly paper that she enjoyed using 8 1/4" x 11 1/4" NFS
The inscription reads: "R.C. There is a certain class of eating that only the French know how to bring out! Michael Heller" I do not know who this person is but classic RC and one of his friends sharing a meal, yum! 7" x 9" framed SOLD
Navajo Family Mud Toy, typically these were made by the Navajo Folk Artist Mamie Deschellie b.1920 Fruitland, NM, and the early ones are not signed but this is a GREAT grouping. The seated figures are 4" - 4 1/2" tall each have a few repairs. I have decided to sell each figure separately they are all sold.
The RC Studio diorama box 4 1/2" tall x 6" wide x 4 1/4" deep with RC, cat, piano and his artwork in the background and on the 'walls' w/glass covering SOLD
PowWow Fancy Dancer Miniature, unidentified watercolor with round mat floating in a frame, amazing the artwork is 1 1/2" the frame is 5 1/4" square SOLD.
A Slender Navajo Hall Mirror wooden carved low relief, yup, it's dirty but wow,
what a find 5 1/4" x 24" priced at SOLD.
Photograph of a classic RC party 8" x 10" framed SOLDJust like old times!
Four Carved Pottery Shards mounted onto a Tobacco Felt Carved animal fetish with heishi eye, carved foot on striped potsherd, carved profile of RC, and a small abalone shell mounted onto potsherd collected at Oso Ridge, NM assemblage by Robert Auer 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" SOLDvery cool, very clever
"RC's Foot" ceramic life size pottery with soft white glaze filled w/glass marbles
length 9" Some of RC's collectors and critics believe that his ability to draw feet was outstanding, perhaps someone cast his fickled foot SOLD RC had big feet!
Below this poster of RC is signed by him with the quote: "Thank You for your Money, R.C. Gorman" currently not in the best of frames 18" x 24" SOLD One of RC's nephews tells me that this was an unauthorized poster, so it's rather odd that RC would have signed it, but it shows his great sense of humor and playfulness, a tribute!
Almost all of these items were purchased at the RC Gorman Estate Sale which took place in his former pottery studio today. There have been a number of Gorman related Estate Sales, today was perhaps the last. Two Graces is always looking for R.C. Gorman related items we have bought and sold a number of pieces over these 7 years. This collection on view and for sale right now in the store is a spectacular treat to behold. There are a few other items which I have not listed here, but if you come by for any part of this collection please ask about what else is available. We are also happy to ship items to collectors out of town. All items come with an attached provenance sticker.
As RC himself would say, Thank You for Your Money!