"The Arrival" by Bev Doolittle
Framed as Shown
Signed Limited Edition Giclee on Paper
Image Size: 35 X 6 in.
Framed size: 39.5 x 11.5 in.
Edition Size: 2500
The first sight
of buffalo ignites excitement with a party of scouts. The lives of these men and these animals are
entwined together on the vast map of the Great Plains. The arrival of the buffalo will herald
many celebrations. The Creator has bestowed an answer to the tribe's prayers with a gift of rain
and endless herds.
A season of provisioning begins, as the resourceful natives prepare to utilize
every part of the bison for clothing, shelter, tools, weapons and food. A continuance of harmony
and thanksgiving will propel the tribe for another year. Or, is there a storm-warning on the
It seems that with every artist there are works that manage to make it
into private collections before they are properly documented. Some of these can, in hindsight, be
rather important ones. They are known to exist, but their whereabouts are a mystery. As is often
the case, in time, they somehow, some way, someday reappear.
Bev painted The Arrival in 1977 and sold it through a gallery in Denver, Colorado. The work’s trail
ended there. Long thought lost, the painting was recently rediscovered! In the thirty-year period
since its rendering, Bev has produced fifty Fine Art Editions, as well as seven books and folios
of collected works, all published by The Greenwich Workshop. Until now, The Arrival remained
Available in print for the very first time, it is one of the earliest works featuring the rendering
style for which Bev has become renowned. Storytelling is a hallmark of nearly all of her
compositions and "The Arrival" is no exception. The palette and design are instantly recognizable.
Both are in service of the eponymous “Doolittle narrative” which has shaped the artist’s
There is no escaping the implication of a “storm on the horizon.” Those dark clouds immediately
bring to mind the Native American experience in North America. This is storytelling through design
at its finest.
"The Arrival" will be reproduced with an eye towards tradition but with the most up-to-date
technology. This Fine Art Giclée will be created on the highest quality Hahnemuhle German Etching
fine art textured paper. Deckled edges allow for either a traditional or floating frame