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Gordon Dale Phillips - Pushing 'em Through the Dry Wash 1970 24" x 36"

Gordon Dale Phillips - Pushing 'em Through the Dry Wash 1970 24" x 36"

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Gordon Dale Phillips (1927-2011)
Pushin ‘em Through the Dry Wash, 1970

Acrylic and oil on canvas
Canvas: 24” x 36”
Frame: 31” x 42”

Signed and Date Lower Right: Gordon Phillips ‘70
Verso: Titled: “Pushin ‘Em Through The Dry Wash"

In this action-packed scene, cowboys struggle to drive their cattle through dry wash. One cowboy lassos a rogue longhorn and its calf. As dust flies from under the herd and horses rush over steep edges, the viewer experiences the intensity of the scene. The artist includes incredible details including the lassoing cowboy’s cigarette and the horse’s sinewy muscles, in addition to individual blades of grass and distinct rocks in the cliff’s edge. These intricate details are painted against distant hills, vague landforms, and a cloudy sky.

The Artist
Kennedy Galleries, Inc. New York, NY
J.K. Lilly, acquired from the above, July 15, 1971
Property from Heritage Museums and Gardens. Sold with authorization from the Board of Trustees to support museum collections
Bonhams California, Coast to Coast: American Art, including The Collection of Gail Feingarten Oppenheimer, February 7, 2023, Lot 148
Private Collection, Utah

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