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


Stand and Endure by Bonnie Marris, Framed Print 29/50

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Estimated Value
$900 USD
$315 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
3  -  Bid History

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Item Description

Print of artwork by Bonnie Marris titled "Stand and Endure", 1992.

Numbered 29/50, signed by artist in bottom right corner.

Artwork features a herd of bison in Yellowstone National Park with winter scenery around them. Wood frame with glass panel.

49'' x 27'' x 2''

Condition: Excellent

Donated by The Greenwich Workshop

"The buffalo had been through hell, literally, with the fire itself, and the following winter was especially bad. Every year, but particularly that year, the buffalo had to make a choice - whether to stay in the meadows, where they use their heads in huge sweeping motions to dig for grass in the snow, or to go to the geyser basins, where the steam from the geysers would offer them warmth. It was a choice between expending their precious energy digging for food, or sacrificing the food for warmth.

The buffalo chose to move to the geyser basin. It was a really spectacular sight. It's so profound that where they stood and endured that tremendous fire and smoke, they also had to stand and endure one of the longest winters of their lives amid the steam.

The harsher the winters are, the more beautiful the geyser basins become. The heavy snows blanket everything; the geysers shape the blowing snow, and then it freezes in strange and wonderful formations. So there the buffalo stood amidst it all, like monoliths in the steam.

This image symbolizes the difficulties we all go through in our lives, but I hope it also inspires us, too, to stand and endure no matter what the adveristy." - Bonnie Marris

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