2024 Coeur d’Alene Art Auction / Lot 116116 / 404  •  View Catalog  •   • 

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Mark Maggiori (b. 1977)
Moonlight Solitaire (2017)
oil on canvas
24 × 24 inches
30 × 30 × 2.5 inches (framed)
signed and dated lower right

VERSO
Label, Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, California

In discussing this painting the artist wrote, “I was going up to Wyoming and photographing cowboys. For two or three days we were on the Continental Divide. It was very inspiring for me visually. When I came back, I wanted to paint what I had just experienced. I ended up painting mostly lonesome cowboys. My feeling is that the cowboy life is very lonesome. It’s a feeling of being far from world reality and having symbiosis with nature. There’s the beauty of that solitude as well as the hard part.

“I don’t want to mark a time period through the tack or gear – when you’re a specialist you know it is contemporary. But I want to stay on the iconic side of the West. That is what brought me to paint cowboys. That is what I have been fascinated with.”

PROVENANCE
Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 2017
Private collection, Arizona

EXHIBITED
Lonesome Souls, Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 2017

LITERATURE
Southwest Art, December 2017, illustrated

116

Mark Maggiori

b. 1977

Moonlight Solitaire (2017)
oil on canvas
24 × 24 inches
30 × 30 × 2.5 inches (framed)
signed and dated lower right
$80,000 – 120,000
Condition ReportSurface is in excellent condition. No signs of restoration.

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