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Tom Ryan - 6666 Chuck Wagon 10” x 8"

Tom Ryan - 6666 Chuck Wagon 10” x 8"

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Tom Ryan (1922-2011)
6666 Chuck Wagon, n.d.

Pencil and watercolor
Paper: 10” x 8”
Frame: 17.25” x 15.25”

Signed Lower Right: Tom Ryan CA
Verso: Signed and Titled: Tom Ryan / “6666 Chuck Wagon”

A pale green chuck wagon, emblazoned with the iconic 6666 insignia, stands out against the muted background. The composition draws the viewer’s attention to the cabinet in the back of the wagon, revealing its varied and haphazardly stowed contents. The scene’s desolate nature is further emphasized by the open box sitting atop the wagon’s tailgate, which is supported by a makeshift board. The watercolor and pencil lend a subtle softness and delicacy to this nostalgic Western scene.

March in Montana, 36th Annual March in Montana Auction, March 17, 2023, Lot 410
Private Collection, Utah

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