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Fredericksburg Art Auction

Fredericksburg, TX

May 2, 2015

Something Stirring in the Moonlight, 2015
oil on belgian linen
35 x 21 in
(88.9h x 53.34w cm)

In the soft moonlight, a leopard is resting high in the branches of an old acacia tree. Something is rustling in the grass and brush below. A honey badger or a porcupine? A genet? Or is it a hyena? With muted color and dappled light, it is hard to make out exactly what it is. But the leopard, whose eyes see perfectly in the darkest of nights, can assess the intruder quickly and accurately. I have painted many leopards at night, because this is most often how one encounters a leopard in the light of the moon.

Press Release

InSight Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas and Astoria Fine Art of Jackson, Wyoming, have joined forces to present a major fine art auction May 2, 2015. Featuring the nation's top artists, both contemporary and historically significant, the Fredericksburg Art Auction is focusing on quality and a high-level collector experience to connect top sellers with the nation's strongest Western and American Fine Art market. John Banovich will present his new original oil painting,"Something Stirring in the Moonlight" - 35" x 21" Oil on Belgian Linen | Valued $30,000 - $40,000