AUCTION 2024 - APRIL,

LOT 213

James Reynolds

1926-2010

Noon Check

MEDIUM: Oil on board

DIMENSIONS: 28 x 40 inches

Signed/CA and dated 1973 lower left

SHIPPING DIMENSIONS: 35 x 47 inches

SOLD FOR: $20,160.00

Including Buyers Premium

Additional Information

After James Reynolds moved from Los Angeles to Arizona, he couldn’t quite wrap his head around the Western lifestyle and how different it was from life in the big city. As he started painting the West, though, it all came into focus rather quickly. He would come to be known as one of the great champions of the American cowboy. “To hear someone casually remark that the West is dead is not an uncommon occurrence these days,” he wrote in 1997. “Many people have the impression that the horse-and-cowboy style of ranching has disappeared in the face of modern technology. I have to challenge that. There have been changes in the past hundred years, but when it gets right down to the job of managing the welfare of cattle in big country, there is only one sure way to do it. And that is with a good cow horse and a good cowboy sitting on top of him. It is a tried and true partnership, and eloquent proof that the West survives.”

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