Bob Hilkey Shoeing Horse

Listing No: 8334

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Artwork Info

FAE Listing No:
8334
Artist:
Myron Wood (1921-1999)
Title:
Bob Hilkey Shoeing Horse
Date of Work:
1967
Signature:
Signed in pencil on verso.
Where Produced:
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Presentation:
Unmatted

Artwork Medium

Type:
Photography
Sub Type:
B&W
Medium:
Gelatin Silver
Support:
on Paper
Medium Notes:
Vintage print by Myron Wood.

Artwork Size & Weight

Primary:
9.5 x 6.25 in.
Outer Dimensions:
Size Notes:
Ranching culture in Colorado, the Southwest United States and Canada was a major body of work for Myron Wood from 1954 through the 1980's.

Artwork Surface

Texture:
Flat
Surface Reflectivity:
Even - Semi Gloss

Artwork Condition

Condition:
Good condition. A bend with emulsion breaks observed in the upper left corner of the print margin. Minor emulsion losses in the other three corners.

Artwork Provenance

Collection:
Andy and Beckie Reisberg
Provenance:
Acquired directly from Myron Wood in his home in Colorado Springs, CO.

About this Piece

Ranching culture in Colorado, the Southwest United States and Canada was a major body of work for Myron Wood from 1954 through the 1980's.

Myron Wood's unique style of cataloging his prints indicate that this was the 37th exposure of the 23rd roll of film that he exposed in the month of June, 1967. He managed to squeeze a 37th frame from a 36-exposure roll of (35mm) film.

About the Artist

Born in Wilson, Oklahoma, Myron Wood abandoned a career as a classical pianist in 1946, attended The Progressive School of Photography in New Haven, CT for two years and then moved to Colorado Springs, CO. He spent the remaining 53 years of his life in Colorado as an independent photographer.

Known for his lyrical interpretations of the cultures and landscapes of the Southwest, diverse geographic subjects and Weston-inspired straight photography recur throughout the history of his work.


ARTIST STATEMENT

“Writers taught me how to see. Painters and photographers didn’t teach me how to see. Writers taught me how to observe. Bach taught me how to think through his music. Every time you think you know what he’s going to do next, he does something brilliant and unbelievable. It’s a constant working on a theme, which he expands and uses. Pure genius. I learned about design from painters, musicians and writers.

So, I became a photographer after an early life as a musician and found to my surprise that I hadn’t wasted a minute. The same words are used – tone, line, ensemble, balance – and all the things I thought about and used in music were, across the board, related to photography. I also discovered becoming well equipped in a number of art forms is very important. It allows you to more easily move in your own art form.” Myron Wood, 1993

from an interview with Journeys Magazine, Colorado Springs, CO, Fall 1993

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