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Ken Payne (1938-2012) bronze sculpture titled "Silhouettes of a Mystic Moon" a standing Native American warrior with wolf pelt headdress, holding shield and weapons standing alongside of his decorated war horse. Signed, dated, and numbered verso "(Copyright) / 93 / Ken Payne / 50/50". Raised on a natural walnut swivel stand with gilt metal placard affixed indicating the title and artist. Includes certificate of authenticity from The Studio of Ken Payne. Dimensions: 17" H x 18 1/2" W x 12" D. Weight: 47 lbs. The original Mountain Trails Galleries receipt, COA, and additional documentation is available to the winning bidder. Artist biography: Ken Payne was a successful pilot, operating as a crop duster, instructor, and commercial pilot. His initial forays into his artistic career were paintings of landscapes, cowboys, and Native Americans; and he did not explore bronze sculpture until the late 1970s. Payne spent the next four decades producing sculptures depicting the romance of frontier legend. He not only established bronze casting foundries across the Southwest, but Payne also founded Mountain Trails Gallery, Inc.
PROVENANCE: Estate of Robert Christie, Knoxville, Tennessee.
CONDITION: Very good overall condition. Wood stand with light scuffs, scratches & chip 3/4" x 1//4"