Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
Hong Kong, Nov 27, 2016
HANNES SCHMID COWBOY #120 - COWBOY (DETAIL) Hannes Schmid, painted in 2012. Oil on Canvas, depicting a close-up of a cowboy riding a horse in warm evening light. His hat brightly illuminated and his white coattails fluttering in the wind, the cowboy exits the dark and rides directly towards the onlooker. The horse's nostrils and white markings seem to be just within one's reach. Yet, despite the unmediated encounter, eye contact can be made neither with the cowboy nor the horse: The two of them look right through the beholder. Last sunbeams fall on the weather-beaten face and the red shirt; long shadows indicate that the sun is very low already. The gloved hand brightly flashes, holding between two fingers the long rein. The lower hand is covered up by the horse's mane and ear, and behind the rolled up lasso, the rider's thighs inseparably blend in with the animal's body.