1970s “Crazy Horse” Bronze Bust by Ernest Berke: SOLD!
Description: Beautiful bronze “Crazy Horse with Bonnet” bust executed in 1976 by artist Ernest Berke (1921-2010, American). This bust features the famous Lakota Chief Crazy Horse (1841-1877) having a defiant expression, bare chested, and wearing an ornamented bonnet.
Signed on base “Ernest Berke, #13/15, 1976”.
A well-listed painter and sculptor, Berke’s work focuses on important events and figures of the American West. His work is held in the collections of many museums and institutions, including the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Crazy Horse Memorial, Amon Carter Museum of the American Indian, Pearce Western Art Collection at Navarro College, Woolaroc Museum, Great Plains Art Museum, and Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art.
Dimensions: 16ʺW × 16ʺD × 18ʺH
Provenance: Private Estate, NJ, USA