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Gary Niblett - Monuments of the Past 1974 16” x 20"

Gary Niblett - Monuments of the Past 1974 16” x 20"

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Gary Niblett (American, b. 1943)
Monuments of the Past, c. 1974

Oil on board
Board: 16” x 20”
Frame: 20.75” x 24.25”

Signed and Dated Lower Left: G NIBLETT / ‘74

The red, rocky landscape and towering buttes of the Southwest is foregrounded by a broken wagon, forgotten and abandoned in the shadow of the surrounding cliffs. The painting is suffused with the pale light of the morning, which imbues the scene with quiet contemplation. The juxtaposition of the timeless, majestic buttes and the decaying wagon creates a powerful contrast, reflecting on themes of the transience of human life and the enduring beauty of the natural world.

Bradford’s Auction Gallery, Western Art Auction, April 30, 2023, Lot 1635
Private Collection, Utah

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