LOT 185

Harry Jackson


Pony Express II

MEDIUM: Bronze, PEII 44 P

DIMENSIONS: 14 1/2 inches overall height

Signed and dated 1980

SHIPPING DIMENSIONS: 14 1/2 x 17 x 5 - 25 lbs.

SOLD FOR: $7,020.00

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Additional Information

Harry Jackson lived a colorful and occasionally troubled life that led him from stockyards, lumber companies, ranches and even the islands of Tarawa and Saipan during World War II. After first embracing abstract expressionism at the encouragement of friend Jackson Pollock, he headed to Wyoming to paint and sculpt the American West. For Pony Express II, the artist related: “There is a wonderful cowboy expression that you hear to this day—’packing the mail’…It certainly comes from the Pony Express rider, who rode between St. Joe, Missouri, and Sacramento, California, along the North Platte and the Sweetwater rivers and across South Pass, right through the heart of Wyoming, with outlaws and Indians trying to stop him from doing what he set out to do and no law to protect him. He wasn’t interested in wiping them out, he was just interested in defending himself and standing them off, doing his job of packing the mail.”


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