Charley Harper art "Tall Tail"


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Columbus, OH
A signed and numbered lithograph print by Charley Harper, and custom framed by Reed Arts. "Why take off when you can taxi like the roadrunner? He's the fastest run in the West, but the collared lizard's got the drop on him - dropped his tail to save his neck. More comical than a caricature of himself, the lizard lovin' roadrunner is a regular cactus-country cutup, a zany zygodactyl, and a desert dragster, a kooky cuckoo clocked at 15mph. The lizard? His throwaway tail will soon grow back." Finished size 18-3/4" x 26-3/4. Charley Harper (August 4, 1922–June 10, 2007) had an alternative way of looking at nature. His serigraphs were large expanses of rich color, which gave the viewer a very different perspective on the animal kingdom. A conservationist as well as an artist, Harper revealed the unique aspects of his wildlife subjects through highly stylized geometric reduction. Harper said he was the only wildlife artist who has never been compared to Audubon, yet his wildlife art was just as instructive—the only difference was that Harper laced his lessons with humor. Harper believed that humor made it easier to encourage changes in our attitudes and awareness of environmental concerns.
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