263 The Roper

Winning Bid Undisclosed
This item SOLD at 2015 Apr 11 @ 15:34UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Category Western Americana
Auction Currency USD
Start Price NA
Estimated at 45,000.00 - 65,000.00 USD
The Roper
Artist: Wieghorst, OlafDate of Birth: 1899-1988
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 24 x 30 inches
Signed: Signed lower left

A second or two ago, eight hooves, two horns, one cowboy, and one whirling lariat were coming your way. You were about to become one with the earth. Then the steer turned, and the man turned the horseÑor maybe the horse, if it was a good horse, turned the cowboyÑand the scene itself turned into this: The Roper, one of Olaf WieghorstÕs exceptional action paintings. The setting, with its suggestion of a ridge, a semblance of sky, and hastily brushed-in grass, is not what this painting is about. What The Roper is about is will, power, speed, instinct as the cowboy pits all he knows against those sharp steer horns and lightning hooves.