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 Sioux Buffalo Dancer

 29 by 40 by 23 inches Bronze 

Solon Borglum art
 #CS-22183 

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    Event History :
  • 2017 August Auction (sold $19,200)
Inscribed front of base: inscribed & stamped: Solon H Borglum © 6/6 [front of base]; Young Fine Art Casting SLC [rear of base]. Borglum’s inspiration for Sioux Buffalo Dancer came during a trip to South Dakota to visit the Sioux tribe. On July 4th, the date the government allowed for the Sioux to gather and perform tribal rituals, he witnessed a performance of the Buffalo dance. Four years later he began work on this piece. This offering features one of three figures in the larger work titled Sioux Indian Buffalo Dance. The artistic climate in the U.S. was favorable for monumental commissions. In 1904 at the Saint Louis Exposition, he exhibited nine monumental works including the plaster of Sioux Indian Buffalo Dance. Recognition followed, granting him a place as one of America’s finest sculptors. This piece was cast after his death, ca. 1980s, under the authorization of Monica Davies to produce an edition of six. It was cast by the foundry in Salt Lake City which did the or 

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