Prev 120 of 297 Next Return to the 2018 Catalog

VERSO
Label, Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, NY

In A Gallery of Paintings by Clark Hulings, the artist wrote, “In the fall of 1967, the United States Department of the Interior embarked on a project to have paintings made of all the national parks. It fell to me to paint the Grand Canyon. At that time, I had never seen the canyon which was to play such an important part in my career. I had, of course, seen many pictures of the canyon. I wanted to try to do something different, perhaps a mid-air view from a helicopter of a look-up view from Phantom Lodge at the bottom. For this reason, I asked the government to promise the use of a helicopter. This was given very reluctantly as there was at that time much pressure to keep commercial interests out of the parks. Helicopters were banned except for very special government business. Mary and I had another private reason. We were expecting a baby and the doctor had said no mule rides or four-hour hikes.

“...I spent five days exploring the South Rim from end to end, taking hundreds of photographs and learning something about the canyon itself.”

PROVENANCE
[The Coeur d’Alene Art Auction, Reno, NV 2005]
Private Collection, CA 2005

© Copyright 2018 The Coeur d’Alene Art Auction | Contact us or at 208-772-9009