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Whitney Western Art Museum

Stinson, Don
oil on linen 8
Painting 860
Frame height: 29 in, Frame width: 64.875 in, H: 28 in, width: 64 in
I-80 Energy Romance
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Gift of The Alexander Bodini Foundation, in memory of Alexander Bodini
Don Stinson's paintings are panoramas of the American West of today. The magnificent landscapes are beautifully painted, especially the skies that reach into the distance. Stinson typically includes aspects of our built environment of the recent past - an abandoned gas station or drive-in* movie theater, for example. In the context of the western land, these human elements seem temporary and fleeting, as if being re-claimed by nature. While there are layers of meaning in the paintings, the images are immediately recognizable and familiar to anyone who has ever driven distances in the American West. 1-80 Energy Romance is relevant to Wyoming culture, especially in the ways it addresses the state's interest in and reliance upon energy. Stinson's paintings are in the collection of the Denver Art Museum and Phoenix Art Museum. He has been featured in major art exhibitions across the country. He is currently at the height of his career and is an excellent addition to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
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As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Whitney Western Art Museum.
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