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Clyde Aspevig (b. 1951)
Clyde Aspevig (b. 1951)
Clyde Aspevig (b. 1951)
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The Legend of the West: Iconic Works from the T. Boone Pickens Collection
Clyde Aspevig (b. 1951)

Mesa Vista

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Clyde Aspevig (b. 1951)
Mesa Vista
signed and dated 'C. Aspevig. 09.' (lower left)—signed again and inscribed with title (on a label affixed to the reverse)
oil on canvas laid down on board
20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 76.2 cm.)
Painted in 2009.
Provenance
The artist.
Commissioned by the late owner from the above.

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Lot Essay

On a commission to paint Mesa Vista Ranch, Clyde Aspevig spent several days with T. Boone Pickens exploring the property and enjoying the company. He describes the experience, "My wife and I spent a number of days with Mr. Pickens while he showed us his ranch by helicopter and driving the main roads. I appreciated the fact that he told me to paint whatever caught my eye, without insisting on some specific spot. It’s never easy to paint what someone else envisions in their mind."

He continues, "Our dinner conversation revolved around his love of art, conservation, and the transition to natural gas as a bridge to the new future of energy. He struck me as a man you could have a hand shake with to cement a deal. The people that worked for Mr. Pickens seemed genuinely fond of him. We were well taken care of during our stay with wonderful accommodations, food and wine. Mr. Pickens was indeed a gentleman, and was great to work with."

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