Jackson Hole Art Auction, Jackson Hole, WY, 2010
Hindman, Denver, CO, 2016
This painting, sometimes shown using the shortened title Black Gold, was part of a long-running series by the artist about the oil fields of Texas and Oklahoma. “Men who gambled their futures on a string of drill pipe in quest of oil wrote one of the most exciting chapters of the Golden Era,” writes Randy Best in G. Harvey: The Golden Era — The American Dream. “They shattered the rural tranquility of sleepy communities across Oklahoma and Texas as boomtowns sprang to life with crowded, muddy streets and blaring saloons. In these early oil men, G. Harvey finds a spirit of adventure, a willingness to take risks, and to confront the odds and challenge fate. He believes these character traits are uniquely American—both the cowboys on horseback and entrepreneurs toiling in the oil field shared this spirit.”
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