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    Sale 1910

    Sporting And Wildlife Art Including The Collection Of Doug And Ellen Miller

    28 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 163

    Bob Kuhn (American, 1920-2007)

    Fire Storm

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    Bob Kuhn (American, 1920-2007)
    Fire Storm
    signed 'Kuhn' (upper left)
    acrylic on masonite
    23¾ x 48 in. (60.3 x 121.9 cm.)
    Painted in 1975.

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    Kuhn described this inspiration for this work, 'This is a fanciful rendition of an emergency most wild creatures learn to cope with. The mule deer running ahead of the tree-gobbling inferno don't know it, but within a year or two the charred forest floor will be covered with new growth and their food supply will have been refurbished by something that's not only destructive, but life-giving as well.' (op. cit., p. 69).


    Purchased from the artist.

    Pre-Lot Text



    Tom Davis, Wild Harvest The Animal Art of Bob Kuhn, Sporting Classics and Wildlife Art Magazine, 1997, p. 69, illustrated.


    Jackson Hole, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Bob Kuhn: Painting The Wild, 7 June-22 September, 2002, illustrated in catalogue pl. 6.
    Los Olivos, Wildlife Art Museum, Bob Kuhn: Mammals Up Close and Personal, 17 September, 2005-8 January, 2006.