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John Banovich
Symbiosis, 2018
oil on belgian linen
12h x 46w in
30.48h x 116.84w cm

For Sale at the Prix de West Exhibition
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Kimberly Fletcher
307.200.1622
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The black-billed magpie has a long and sordid history with Native Americans and bison. In this symbiotic relationship, the magpies are often found near bison herds feasting the the ticks and ectoparasites found on the shaggy beasts. Interesting that the magpie often caches its hoard for consumption at a later date. 

While the magpie is in the crow family, it is arguably one of North America’s most intelligent birds, and also one of its most beautiful. With a long, iridescent colored tail and wing patches, white chest and wingtips, and coal black face it can be found roaming alongside bison herds across the west. While its diet consists mostly of ground dwelling anthropoids, seed and carrion, it does fancy the blood rich taste of bison and elk’s parasite nemesis. 

I wanted to portray the movement through the cold air and deep powder of these two symbiotic partners. 


John Banovich
Quail Hunter II, 2018
oil on belgian linen
24h x 24w in
60.96h x 60.96w cm

For Sale at the Prix de West Exhibition
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Kimberly Fletcher
307.200.1622
kimberly@johnbanovich.com
 

Nyati in the Sweet Grass, 2017
oil on belgian linen
14h x 18w in
35.56h x 45.72w cm
SOLD

Above the Mist, 2017
oil on belgian linen
14h x 11w in
35.56h x 27.94w cm
$9,300

Invisible Prison, 2017
oil on belgian linen
18h x 24w in
45.72h x 60.96w cm
SOLD

It's the Nature of the Beasts, 2017
oil on belgian linen
57h x 98w in
144.78h x 248.92w cm
SOLD PRiVATE COLLECTION

Monna Tota, 2017
oil on belgian linen
70h x 54w in
177.80h x 137.16w cm
Private Commission

Reflections of a Successful Hunt, 2017
oil on belgian linen
16h x 20w in
40.64h x 50.80w cm
SOLD

The Giving Tree, 2017
oil on belgian linen
72h x 48w in
182.88h x 121.92w cm
Private Commission

Malevolent Grace, 2017
oil on belgian linen
25h x 30w in
63.50h x 76.20w cm
Private Commission
 

Under a Simba Moon, 2017
oil on belgian linen
11h x 14w in
27.94h x 35.56w cm
SOLD