Still and the West

Posted on January 15, 2013

The National Western Stock Show kicked off last week here in Denver. This annual event is in its 107th year, and is a Denver institution featuring the premier Stock Show, Rodeo, Horse Show, and tradeshow. In celebration of the western spirit that is the ‘Stock Show’ we will share a series of artworks by Still that evoke the same spirit of the west.

“When I stood in the gentle swell of the prairies in my youth and felt the sting or caress of the wind and held my head to the skies and breathed the hope of the blue and white and gold of the freedom above the horizon I was less alone than I have ever been.”

– Clyfford Still, 1956

1930 PW-3 2

image: Clyfford Still, PW-3, 1930. Watercolor on paper, 10 1/8 x 11 7/8 in. © Clyfford Still Estate. Currently on view.

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