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Visions of the North: Minnesotan Art & History

Tue, May 21, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 18

David Rathman "Valdez is Coming" Painting 2013

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

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David Rathman (American, b. 1958). Watercolor and ink on paper titled "Valdez is Coming," depicting a portrait of a cowboy, 2013. Signed and dated along the verso. With labels from the Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Exhibited at the Orlando Museum of Art in the show "David Rathman: Stand By Your Accidents" from September 27, 2014 to January 4, 2015.

Nationally-celebrated and locally-based, David Rathman is best known for his images of stereotypically masculine motifs in American life, like cars, cowboys, and scenes of the Old West. Rathman has received fellowships from the McKnight, Bush, and Jerome Foundations and the Minnesota Book Award. His work is also included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Stanford University, and Walker Art Center.

Unframed; height: 12 in x width: 17 in. Framed; height: 19 in x width: 23 1/2 in x depth: 1 3/4 in.


The colors are bold and deep. There are no visible tears, creases, or losses. There are a few yellow accretions to the surface along the right half of the work. The painting is floated in frame. Framed under plexiglass. Light wear to the frame. Not examined out of frame.

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