“It’s not cowboy art, it’s not parlor art, it is a nuanced view of the American landscape,” said one artist at the Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale, where collectors gather see art that connects them to a person, a memory, or a community they value.
The Original Rhinestone Cowboy’s Glittery Home Will Be Reconstructed
In the late 1970s, Loy Bowlin in McComb, Mississippi, styled himself as the “Original Rhinestone Cowboy.”
Cowboy Art Without the Irony
CALGARY — For ten days every July, a particular brand of cowboy hat-wearing, two-stepping, and beer-swilling mayhem descends upon the city of Calgary, Alberta. The Calgary Stampede, officially lauded as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” is ostensibly a rodeo, but its hallmarks include a thriving midway, free pancake breakfasts, and temporary tent bars with names like “Wildhorse” and “Nashville North” set up in parking lots.