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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Schenck, Bill 3
Descriptions
oil on canvas 335
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
gun 44 horse 394 Cowboy 292
Date:
1994
Dimensions:
H: 47.375 in, width: 62.375 in
Title:
A Flight from Destiny
Credit Line:
Gift of The Alexander Bodini Foundation, in memory of Alexander Bodini. The Board of Trustees of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and the Whitney Western Art Museum Advisory Board dedicate this painting to Mindy N. Besaw, Margaret and Dick Scarlett Curator of Western American Art at the Center from 2007 to 2014.
Gloss:
Schenck brings characteristics of Pop Art to western art. His hard-edge flat style with its saturated color reminds the viewer that western subjects have become part of popular culture through posters, cartoons, and decorative objects. He playfully recalls western myths in this painting that quotes from classic paintings by William R. Leigh and Edgar Payne.
Inscription:
verso: SCHENCK/ DEC 94/ A FLIGHT FROM DESTINY
Remarks:
Figure based on a figure from a W.R. Leigh painting. Landscape and sky taken from an Edgar Payne painting.
Accession Number:
1.95

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