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

Art

American Buffalo by James Carter, Framed Print

Item Number
113
Estimated Value
$350 USD
Sold
$100 USD to tsecb45c4

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
1  -  Bid History

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Item Description

Print of bison next to a water tower. American flag background. Wood frame.

We are pleased to offer this extraordinary 1980’s framed print by James Carter entitled, “American Buffalo.”

A breathtaking piece that will bring a touch of Americana to any home or office. 

Dimensions: 34" x 2" x 28"

Condition: Excellent

Donated by: Ernest Clifford

More about the piece:

This piece combines iconic American imagery. In the background is an American flag, filling the upper portion of the composition with its stars and stripes. The flag's presence immediately sets a patriotic tone.

In front of the flag, there appears to be a scene featuring a bison, which stands prominently on what looks like a wooden deck or platform. The bison, an animal deeply connected to American history and the Great Plains, is centered within a landscape that includes a body of water and a misty, mountainous backdrop, possibly referencing natural American landscapes such as those found in national parks or the wilderness areas of the United States.

The artwork has a contemplative quality, with the bison's solitary figure adding a sense of solemnity or reflection. This could suggest themes of nature, history, and national identity.

The use of lighting in the image seems to be strategic, highlighting the bison and the flag, while the rest of the landscape remains in shadow, which may direct the viewer's focus and add to the atmosphere of the scene.

The piece is framed with a double mat, which adds depth and draws the viewer's eye inward toward the central elements. The outer frame is a simple, classic wooden design that complements the traditional and historical themes represented within the artwork. Overall, the piece could be interpreted as a tribute to the American spirit, nature, and heritage.

More about the Artist:

James Carter's work has been exhibited widely with one man shows in Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston, and Los Angeles. His work is included in major corporate and municipal collections including Christian Dior, Yale University and the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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