Bob Kuhn (1920-2007)
The Spawning Run (1991)
acrylic on board
24 × 40 inches
signed lower right
Sold at Auction: $497,250
Condition ReportPainting in excellent condition. No signs of restoration.
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Signed with title and date
In discussing this subject matter Bob Kuhn wrote, “This is another version on the bear/gull relationship. It has the earmarks of a cliché, but so do many other symbiotic relationships. The wildlife artist has to, by hook or crook, use a familiar cast of characters in an untried way. It isn’t all that easy, this job of producing a piece of work sufficiently novel to stand on its own. As many artists will attest, the concept of a painting determines the smoothness of the journey from idea to finished work. Good concept: smooth ride; faulty concept: a long, dusty, bumpy, detour-riddled ride, with the destination always in doubt.”
The Artist, gifted to
Private Collection, Arizona, 1991