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The Race
The Race
Acrylic on Board
20" X 16"

'The Race' came from my appreciation of A.P. Ryder's great 'The Racetrack' (Death on a Pale Horse). His 'Racetrack' was inspired by a 1888 New York horse race. A friend of Ryder's wagered $500 on the outcome, lost, and committed suicide afterwards. My protagonist in this image has unfortunately been thrown by his burro. Degas' woman with binoculars watches the action.