Roy Andersen (b. 1930)
Where the Sacred Bird Leads
oil on canvas
48 × 72 inches
signed lower right
Sold at Auction: $65,450
Condition ReportSurface condition is excellent. No signs of inpainting or restoration.
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The artist wrote, “There’s a feeling that if art doesn’t depict a world that is depressing, dark and grinding, it isn’t real. That life is ugly so art must be ugly. It must speak to the bad. I can’t buy that. Real, serious art should have the ability to inspire, to better people’s lives, to be uplifting.
“I have a goal, yes, to make something—mankind, land, animals—beautiful, and to that end I use my brush to present the American West, its beauty and its spacious promise.”
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