100 The Crossing

Winning Bid Undisclosed
This item SOLD at 2015 Apr 11 @ 11:07UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Category Western Americana
Auction Currency USD
Start Price NA
Estimated at 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD
The Crossing
Artist: Beeler, JoeDate of Birth: 1931-2006
Medium: Bronze, cast number 9/30
Dimensions: 16 inches high, 23 inches wide
Signed: Signed/CA

Joe Beeler grew up on the Oklahoma border, where he learned to ride and rope at an early age. Part Cherokee, Native American culture and history ran in BeelerÕs blood. Beeler studied in Kansas and in Los Angeles and struggled to make his living, as so many did, in commercial art before breaking through in 1960 with a one-man exhibition at the Gilcrease. Five years later, Beeler became one of the founding members of the Cowboy Artists of America. Narrative comes naturally to BeelerÕs art; his is a burly, rough and ready brand. The Crossing depicts a dangerous, but not uncommon moment in a cattle driveÑmoving the herd across a rain-swollen river. It might have been ankle deep last year; this year itÕs anybodyÕs guess. Trust fateÑand go.