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The History of Pendleton

Pendleton is a brand that has played an important role in the history of the United States. Founded in 1863 by Thomas Kay, Pendleton originally produced high-quality woolen blankets for Native American tribes in the Pacific Northwest. The brand later expanded its product line to include clothing and accessories, becoming known for its distinctive plaid patterns and durable materials. Throughout the 20th century, Pendleton became a popular choice for outdoor enthusiasts and was worn by notable figures such as President Harding, Amelia Earhart, and John F. Kennedy. Today, Pendleton continues to be a beloved American brand that represents quality, tradition, and the enduring spirit of the American West.

These blankets are featured in our April 4th Spring Auction:

Why Auction?

High Potential for Profit: Auctions can often result in a higher selling price for possessions than if they were sold through traditional means. Auctions attract a large number of potential buyers, which can drive up the price through competition. Additionally, items that may have been undervalued or overlooked in a private sale can often find a more receptive audience at an auction, resulting in a better return for the seller.

Convenient and Efficient: Selling possessions through Auctions is a convenient and efficient process. We handle all aspects of the sale, from cataloging and marketing the items to collecting payment and shipping. This means that the seller can sit back and let us take care of the details, which saves time and effort.

Downsizing and Decluttering: Auctioning off possessions can be a great way to kickstart the process of decluttering and downsizing, allowing individuals to let go of items they no longer need or want. Many of us accumulate items over time that we no longer need or use, taking up valuable space in our homes. Auctions offer a great opportunity to get rid of these items, while also potentially making some money in the process.

Artist Profile: Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was a Spanish Surrealist artist who is widely considered to be one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He is known for his highly imaginative and dreamlike paintings, which often feature bizarre imagery and symbols drawn from the unconscious mind. Dali’s work is characterized by its surrealist imagery, including melting clocks, flying elephants, and dream-like landscapes, and he was a master of creating optical illusions and surrealistic images that left a lasting impression on the viewer. In addition to painting, Dali was also a skilled sculptor and filmmaker, and he is considered one of the most versatile and prolific artists of his time. His works have been displayed in museums and galleries all over the world, and continue to influence artists today. The 4 Piece Suite below is featured in our February 15th Art & Design Sale. Follow the link below to view the listing and register to bid. Salvador Dali Papillons Anciennes Suite (4) Lithos

Artist Profile: James Rizzi

James Rizzi was an American artist known for his colorful and playful three-dimensional urban landscapes. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1950, Rizzi developed a unique style that combined elements of pop art, cartooning, and street art. He was particularly well-known for his use of bright colors, whimsical figures, and architectural elements to create scenes of bustling city life. Rizzi’s works often incorporated elements of humor and satire, making them both visually appealing and thought-provoking. Over the course of his career, he gained a large following of fans who appreciated his distinctive style and imaginative use of space. Despite his passing in 2011, Rizzi’s legacy continues to influence contemporary artists, and his works are highly sought after by collectors. The piece below is featured in our February 15th Art & Design Sale. Follow the link below to view the listing and register to bid. LOT 33:James Rizzi Acrylic On Paper “A Toast To Love” ’92


Artist Profile: Cameron Booth

Cameron Booth dean of Minnesota painters, died on March 7, 1980. He had been involved in art in Minnesota for more than sixty years and is a multi-disciplinary artist known for his diverse body of work which encompasses a range of mediums, including painting, printmaking, and sculpture. He often explores themes of identity, memory, and the human experience, using a unique and expressive style that is heavily influenced by his background in illustration and graphic design. Booth has been recognized for his contributions to the art world, and his works have been displayed in galleries and exhibitions both nationally and internationally. He is known for his ability to seamlessly merge different styles and techniques, creating pieces that are both thought-provoking and visually striking. With a strong focus on storytelling and emotional resonance, Cameron Booth’s work is a powerful representation of the human experience.The piece below is featured in our February 15th Art & Design Sale. Follow the link below to view the listing and register to bid. Lot 31 – Cameron Booth “Autumn” Oil On Canvas | SebastianCharles Auctions – St. Paul, Minnesota

Artist Profile: Robert Indiana

Robert Indiana (1928-2018) was an American artist associated with the Pop Art movement. He is best known for his “LOVE” series of paintings, sculptures, and graphic works. The iconic image features the word “LOVE” in block letters with the “O” tilted at an angle. The image first appeared in a Christmas card in 1965 and quickly became one of the most recognizable works of the 20th century. Indiana’s work often explores themes of Americana, identity, and consumerism, and his use of bold, colorful letters and numbers has had a lasting impact on the art world. He was widely recognized for his contributions to American art and culture, and his works are held in collections in museums around the world. The piece below is featured in our February 15th Art & Design Sale. Follow the link below to view the listing and register to bid. Lot 50 – Robert Indiana “Greenpeace Love” Screenprint 1994 | SebastianCharles Auctions – St. Paul, Minnesota