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June 0409, 2022
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LOT 71

Lot 71


Lot 71 Details
JOSEPH SÁNCHEZ (b. 1948), American


graphite on paper
signed and dated '76
sight 19.75 ins x 12.625 ins; 50.2 cms x 32.1 cms

Estimate $900-$1,400

Realised: $840
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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

Acquired directly from the artist;
Private collection, Ontario


Sánchez, while an integral member of the PNIAI, was also deeply involved in the arts scene of New Mexico and Arizona as an artist, activist and organiser. Leaving Manitoba, Sánchez returned to the United States in February 1975 under President Gerald Ford's amnesty program. He would travel back and forth to visit his Canadian wife, Ann Krajeck, until she joined him in Arizona in 1978. As such, Self Portrait with Maiz, drawn in 1976, shows elements of Sánchez’s new home, as well as elements of his Pueblo and Apache heritage, the latter exemplified by the use of figural motifs found in Apache basketry.


On illustration board. Taped along edges to window mat. Overall very good condition.

Please contact the specialist for further condition information.

LOT 71

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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