LOT 371

Clark Hulings


Mostar Bridge

MEDIUM: Oil on canvas

DIMENSIONS: 20 x 30 inches

Signed lower right


SOLD FOR: $49,725.00

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Additional Information

Hilton Head Art Auction, Hilton Head, SC, 2013
Private collection, 2013

Western collectors have claimed Clark Hulings as their own, but the artist also worked quite regularly in Europe, as represented by these two works (lots 370 & 371), Mostar Bridge and Shady Side Shopping, which likely originated from his travels in Spain. The subject of a donkey is one that comes up repeatedly in his work. “If it is nostalgia that induces me to paint markets and donkeys and Spanish landscapes, things which were part of my distant childhood, perhaps it is also nostalgia that moves me to search out rustic places with bygone lifestyles,” Clark Hulings wrote in A Gallery of Paintings by Clark Hulings. “…But my rustic world is shrinking. The open-air markets are giving way to supermarkets. No more wooden stalls sheltered by colorful canvas awnings—no more donkey ‘parking lots’—no more donkeys!”

In Mostar Bridge, Hulings paint a stone bridge also known as Stari Most, located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, formerly Yugoslavia. The pedestrian bridge, originally built by the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century, was destroyed by shelling in 1933 during the Croat-Bosniak War and later a new bridge was built on the same site. A proper reconstruction of the bridge was completed in 2004. The bridge is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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