National Buffalo Museum – Bid for Bison Online Art Auction
Auction Ends: Dec 4, 2023 11:59 PM CST

Art

Runs with Thunder by Bev Doolittle, Framed Print

Item Number
107
Estimated Value
$200 USD
Sold
$370 USD to pfda47015

The winning bid will go to FrontStream Global Fund (tax ID 26-3265577), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, which will send the donation to National Buffalo Museum (tax ID 450421252) on behalf of the winner.

Number of Bids
16  -  Bid History

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Item Description

This is a beautiful SOLD OUT, LIMITED EDITION 1983 print by BEV DOOLITTLE titled "RUNS WITH THUNDER." The print has been sold out for almost 40 years.

Condition: Good

Artist: Bev Doolittle

Edition Size: 1096/1500

Date of Creation: 1983

Donated by: Ernest Clifford

28" x 1.75" x 30”

"To the Planes Indian the buffalo meant life. The buffalo provided almost everything necessary to the Indian's daily life-food, clothing, and shelter. It was no wonder the buffalo were so revered. This Sioux warrior has chosen the buffalo as his Spirit protector and supernatural helper. The sounds of thunder and the thundering hooves of a herd of buffalo are apt to sound alike. It seemed appropriate to visually relate buffalo with thunder. This similarity became the inspiration for both the Indians name and the title of this painting."

- BEV DOOLITTLE

This piece is a framed print that portrays a dynamic scene centered around a figure, possibly a warrior or a mythical character. The figure appears to be leaping or flying through the air, giving a sense of action and movement. The character is detailed with attention to the attire, which seems intricate, suggesting a cultural or historical significance.

The background consists of abstract smoky swirls in a range of dark to light tones, primarily in brown, black, and beige, which could represent a battle scene, a mystical environment, or simply an artistic choice to focus the viewer's attention on the central figure. The use of such a color palette provides a sense of drama and intensity.

The wooden frame adds a formal, finished look. The matting around the artwork is done in a complementary color, which helps to isolate the image and draw the eye to the central action.

Overall, this piece combines figurative and abstract elements to create a captivating visual narrative that leaves much to the imagination. The motion and energy within the work are palpable, and it has a strong, perhaps even otherworldly, presence.

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