Absolutely adorable painted pony from The Trail of Painted Ponies collection. This is Go Van Gogh. Item no: 1472 stamped 1E/6.18. Measures 4.75ins high x 6ins long. FIRST EDITION model!
This tribute to the Dutch master, which combines two of his most recognizable paintings with a humorous rendition of his facial appearance, complete with missing ear! .. was created by the sculptor who designed the actual horse forms used in The Trail of Painted Ponies art project. As talented as she is at sculpting, Star, who also breeds horses on her New Mexico ranch, knows her horses, and playfully named this piece after the famous racehorse, Go Man Go. The artist is Star Liana York.
The Trail of Painted Ponies began as a public art project that was based in New Mexico and they invited the best artists in the country to creatively transform large horse sculptures into original artworks. The astonishing results have been hailed as the arrival of an exciting new American art
movement called “Pony Expressionism.”
This beautiful line of Horse figurines was introduced by Westland Giftware. In the history of art, the horse has always been an enduring source of inspiration. Giftbeat, the publication that prides itself on taking “the product pulse of the gift industry” has ranked Painted Pony figurines, manufactured and distributed by Westland Giftware, #1 in the animal-themed collectible category. Painted Pony figurines are mounted on bases similar to more expensive art pieces, and are sequentially numbered on the underside so that collectors can immediately determine where their piece fits in the casting history.
By developing a regular retirement program, Painted Pony figurines have made the jump from charming collectibles purchased because people like the way they look and make them feel, to investments that are appreciating in worth. Several of these early retirees have now sold for well over $500. Collect these now before they climb any higher! These delightfully gorgeous Horses will surely be a highlight of any collection.
We hope you enjoy this high-quality reproduction that captures the power, beauty and magic of the original Painted Ponies
This item is sold out at Westland Giftware and will never be made again. Starting in January 2010, The Trail of the Painted Ponies will no longer be made by Westland Giftware and all of these original Westland Ponies will be highly sought after.