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Western Art Collector

Western Art Collector

January2020/ No.149

With previews of gallery exhibitions, museum shows and auctions, Western Art Collector is the premier monthly magazine for collectors searching for works by talented living and past artists who depict the West in paintings and sculptures.

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western art collector

PUBLISHER Vincent W. Miller EDITORIAL EDITOR Joshua Rose editor@westernartcollector.com MANAGING EDITOR Rochelle Belsito rbelsito@westernartcollector.com DEPUTY EDITOR Michael Clawson assistanteditor@westernartcollector.com ASSISTANT EDITOR Alyssa M. Tidwell ASSOCIATE EDITOR Taylor Transtrum SANTA FE EDITOR John O’Hern CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Francis Smith EDITORIAL INTERN Maia Gelvin ADVERTISING (866) 619-0841 SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Lisa Redwine lredwine@westernartcollector.com SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Christie Cavalier ccavalier@westernartcollector.com SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Anita Weldon aweldon@westernartcollector.com SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Heather K. Raskin hraskin@westernartcollector.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Cami Beaugureau camib@westernartcollector.com TRAFFIC MANAGER Britton Courtney traffic@westernartcollector.com PRODUCTION MULTI MEDIA MANAGER Adolfo Castillo ART DIRECTOR Tony Nolan PRODUCTION ARTIST Dana Long PRODUCTION/EMAIL ARTIST Justin Kessler SUBSCRIPTIONS (877) 947-0792 SUBSCRIPTIONS MANAGER Emily Yee service@westernartcollector.com ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE April Stewart astewart@westernartcollector.com ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR Kimberly Vickers admin@westernartcollector.com…

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it’s a new year

This is our January 2020 issue and we couldn’t be happier. Why you ask? Well, 2019 was such a wonderful year for us we can’t even begin to think what lies in wait for this coming year. And why was 2019 special? Well, we were fortunate enough to spend a lot of time this year with those people we love the most—gallery directors, artists and, of course, collectors—at events across the country. We attended and participated in all our favorite events such as the LA Art Show, the Boston International Fine Art Show, Art Market Hamptons, Art Aspen, Art on Paper, the Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Beach Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, the Santa Fe Indian Market, The Russell and all events in Great Falls in March, the Coeur D’Alene…

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monumental work

In 1987 Bill Nebeker created If Horses Could Talk, a bronze work showing a hunter peering through binoculars on a rocky outcropping. The piece had a humorous twist: a deer is quietly sneaking under the ledge that the hunter is sitting on…if only the horse could just tell the hunter. That small work is being turned into a massive monument for Prescott, Arizona, Nebeker’s hometown. The life-and-a-half-sized work will sit in the center of a roundabout on a major thoroughfare through Prescott. Although it’s based on a smaller bronze, the artist had to design it from the ground up due to the large scale of the monument. “When you’re standing underneath something that big, it looks different when you’re looking up at it, so I’ve changed the original design in several…

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northwest stories

Opening February 22 is Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art of the 1930s at the Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, Washington. The exhibition will examine artwork that was created during a period of intense economic downturn, when the federal government initiated the Works Progress Administration to help put people back to work. Some of the people employed by the program were artists, many of whom created public art all around the country. The show will focus on artists of the Northwest, where hundreds of artists were employed and thousands of works of art were created. Their stories have not previously been told, and the museum is hoping to introduce visitors to this important period of creation in American history. Works in the show include Elizabeth Colborne’s Mossy Wood, Washington color lithograph and Jacob…

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los caballos

Two massive glass and tile mosaic murals and a pair of bas-relief bronzes have been unveiled at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. The music, sports and entertainment venue, officially opened in October 2019, features a number of public art components, including a 12-by-63-foot mural by Denver painter William Matthews and a pair of bronzes created by Texas-based artist Buckeye Blake. The artwork, made possible by a gift from the Alice L. Walton Foundation, is titled Los Caballos and it commemorates the horse, a timeless symbol of the American West. Matthews’ work, which is on the southern façade of the 14,000-seat arena, was fabricated in the celebrated female-owned studio Mosaicos Venecianos in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where artisans pieced together more than 600,000 hand-cut glass tiles of 570 different colors to create…

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thomas moran: the grand canyon of the colorado

Thomas Moran first visited the Grand Canyon in 1873. The trip would have a profound and intense effect on him. His daughter, Ruth, would later recall: “To him it was all grandeur, beauty, color and light—nothing of man at all but nature, virgin, unspoiled and lovely.” Though Moran would return to the Arizona landmark, and paint it hundreds more times, The Grand Canyon of the Colorado would remain one of his most significant of all his Western works. The piece sold at a Christie’s auction in 2014. It would fetch nearly $12.5 million.…