Runs The Bitterroot Retired Trail Painted Ponies 1E/0386
Trail of Painted Ponies Runs With Bitterroot, Retired, 1E/0386. First Edition number! Resin Horse figurine is approximately 7 1/4" high & artist is Kevin Kilhoffer.
Description: The Native Americans' admiration for the horse took many forms. A favored horse dressed for ceremony or war would often be adorned with striking regalia, as well as painted. The beauty and mystery of the Indian horse mask as the emblem of a warrior Pony is captured with great power by an Oklahoma historian/artist in this masterful tribute to Chief Joseph. The legendary leader of the Nez Perce, who is credited with the successful breeding of the Appaloosa, is remembered for his principled resistance to the forced removal of the Nez Perce from their Idaho homelands. Chief Joseph's surrender speech, in which he said "From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever," immortalized him in American history and popular culture.
What this gifted Oklahoma artist may lack in formal training he more than makes up for with his rich and detailed knowledge of the American West, and an extraordinary talent for authentically capturing its history in both art and craft.
The Trail began in Santa Fe as a popular public art exhibition that invited the best artists to magically transform life-size horses into glorious works of art. Now, the Painted Ponies are available for you to collect! These exquisitely crafted figurines are replicas of the original art from The Trail of Painted Ponies. Every one of these beautiful replicas was designed by various artists and incorporates themes of memoriam, mythical images, ancestral horses, futuristic, and all facets of life.
The horse is brand new in original box with hang tag. Never used or displayed. Opened only to inspect. The original packing material is missing but horse is securely wrapped in tissue paper & bubble wrap.
Buyer to add an additional $14.85 for USPS priority insured mail within the USA.
Inventory filed sd/trov.