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LOT 69

Lot 69


Lot 69 Details
JOSEPH SÁNCHEZ (b. 1948), American


oil on canvas
signed and dated '75; signed, titled and dated to the overflap
24 ins x 20 ins; 61 cms x 50.8 cms

Estimate $8,000-$10,000

Realised: $6,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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  • JOSEPH SÁNCHEZ (b. 1948)
  • JOSEPH SÁNCHEZ (b. 1948)
  • JOSEPH SÁNCHEZ (b. 1948)
  • JOSEPH SÁNCHEZ (b. 1948)

Private collection, Ontario

Accompanied by a handwritten letter from the artist.


7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc., Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, 21 Sep 2013 - 12 Jan 2014;
Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON, 26 Nov 2016 - 17 Apr 2017


Of the painting, Sánchez writes: “This painting has two major figures, myself and my first wife Ann Krajeck. I would say this painting is about songs of protection and strength during the 'rock & roll' years of early fame. My wife stood behind me in the years of reverse discrimination and temptation. I honour her in this painting.”

The Rattle was included in exhibitions at the Wallack Gallery in Ottawa, Ontario in 1975; the Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan in 2013-2014; and at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario in 2016-2017.


Small areas of consolidation. Overall very good condition.

Please contact the specialist for further condition information.

LOT 69

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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