252 Bob Kuhn -Dust Bath

Category Art
Auction Currency USD
Start Price NA
Estimated at 100,000.00 - 200,000.00 USD
Dust Bath
Artist: Bob Kuhn
Date of Birth: 1920-2007
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 24 x 44 inches
Signed: Signed lower right and dated 81
Verso: Signed and dated Oct 1981 verso
Frame/Outer Dim: 52 x 32
Clouds of dust rise from the brown earth in a cloudless yellow sky. You almost expect the distant trees to be upside down. Kuhn gets the heat, gets the three capes, gets the moment when a bath in dust is all that’s to be had. There’s a brilliant economy at work here. An arrangement of horizontal planes is broken by a few, thin verticals and angles. The abstract application of contrasting colors denotes the sheen of the animals’ coats, their sweat. But there’s a subtle humor here as well. The two buffs at right seem to be waiting their turn, as if this is the only–or maybe just the best–dust bath on the plain.