"There are few things in this world that are unique to this country.
"The Western genre as a whole and the cowboy in particular go hand in hand as symbols that represent everything that is American. The cowboy that rode across the American West helped to settle this country. He braved Indian attack, wild horses, stampedes, drowning and every other form of horrible death imaginable. The cowboy’s time came and went, but it was glorious while it lasted. While it was a period of danger and death, it was also one of loyalty and honor." ~ Matthew Pizzolato
American Western Art is highly-valuable, collectible art, and moreover, it's entirely in rhythm with the heartbeat of America.
Two Cowboy Sculptures & & Christie's Auction House:
Christie's is the largest art business and fine arts auction house in the world. In 2007, Christie's Auction House sold Frederic Remington's "Bronco Buster" sculpture, cast number R8 bronze, standing 23-1/2" tall for $482,500.00.
Again, in 2008, Christie's sold Remington's "The Outlaw" sculpture cast number 14, bronze, standing 23" tall, for $662,500.00.
The Bucking Bronco Sculpture And the Presidential Oval Office:
The Oval Office, located in the West Wing of the White House, is the official office of the President of the United States.
Presidents generally decorate the office to suit their personal taste, choosing new furniture, new drapery, and designing their own oval-shaped carpet to take up most of the floor. Paintings are selected from the White House's own collection, or borrowed from museums for the president's term in office.
At left, Frederic Remington's "Bucking Bronco Sculpture," lives in the Oval Office, In The West Wing of the Official Office of the President of the United States.
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