Generations- The Wild Horses of Sable Island

  • medium Silver Gelatin print loated in a hardwood ash frame hand annotated by artist
  • edition 1
  • size 75.50w x 59.87h in
  • created 2012
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COA: This work comes with a certificate of Authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary
Published by: Dutesco Art
Collection Note:

Roberto Dutesco is best known for his photographs of Sable Island, a small island off the coast of Nova Scotia that is home to an estimated 400 wild horses, where the artist has returned for over 25 years. Far from the East Coast of Canada, cast ashore or abandoned by sailors long ago, a small herd of wild horses has managed to thrive, untouched by man, in an austere, unforgiving environment that offers not a single sheltering tree and just grass and rainwater ponds for sustenance.

Generations is one of the artist’s favorite photographs and depicts a small herd of horses, a pony in the forefront, natural manes billowing with their rhythm and is an ode to the several generations of horses Dutesco has been witness to over his years at Sable Island.

This particular piece includes not only Dutesco’s iconic Generations image, but is also hand-annotated with original one-of-a-kind illustrations by the artist including geographic and imagined drawings, text about his experiences of the island, and nine additional photographs collaged to the bottom of the composition.