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Harry Bishop - The Guide (Canyon) 28" x 36"

Harry Bishop - The Guide (Canyon) 28" x 36"

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Harry Bishop (b. 1922)
The Guide (Canyon), n.d.

Oil on canvas
Canvas: 28” x 36”
Frame: 34” x 42”

Signed Lower Right: HARRY BISHOP

Two men on horses lead a wagon train as it cuts across the Southwestern desert. The guide is presented in contrasts from the company—white horse, blue clothing, long hair—to obviate him as an outsider. This idea is underlaid with irony as it is the company, in spite of their parallel coloration to the desert, who are unfamiliar with the territory.

Mroczek Brothers Auctioneers & Associates, Western and Native Fine Arts, March 16, 2023, Lot 259
Private Collection, Utah

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