Scottsdale Art Auction

April 5, 2014

An Elephant Under Her Bed, 2014
oil on belgian linen
24 x 36 in
(60.96h x 91.44w cm)
SOLD

Every child goes through a life stage when they are irrationally afraid of monsters. Even animals may have this experience. The title “An Elephant Under Her Bed” tells the story about why this tiger cub is afraid of an unidentified noise while her mother has remained calm. The cub is following its’ instincts to be fearful of something it cannot identify and the mother knows, it is only an elephant, something she has seen many times before. The painting also opens the door to an important and much larger conversation, as the elephant represents the real monster under her bed…large-scale habit loss and human-tiger conflict with a significant increase in poaching.

Press Release

April 5, 2014
Scottsdale Art Auction
7176 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

The largest auction of important Western, Wildlife, and Sporting Art in the Southwest. Scottsdale Art Auction, now in its 10th year, will host its 2014 auction on Saturday, April 5, with two sessions, the first beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the second kicking off at 1:00 p.m. Over 300 lots of the finest in Western, wildlife and sporting paintings and sculptures will be on offer in the state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. All the works in the auction will be on view two weeks prior to the auction and there will be an all-day preview and evening preview party on Friday, April 4th. A new Banovich original oil painting, "An Elephant Under Her Bed" will be sold in Lot 331 - 24" x 36" Oil on Belgian Linen | Valued $30,000 - $45,000