Mbogo ll, 2018
oil on belgian linen
20h x 38w in
50.80h x 96.52w cm
2019 Dallas Safari Club Live Auction Donation
The new original oil painting "Mbogo II", oil on belgian linen, 20 x 38 in, $39,000 will be available for sale during the live auction event on Saturday, January 19, 2019.
Artist Statement on Mbogo II:
I have painted the Cape Buffalo nearly 100 times over the Past 25 years. Words like “Menacing, Arrogant, Indifferent, Intrusive, Threatening, Aggressive and Black Heart” all come to mind when describing this beast. Few authors penned the words that inspire my interpretation better than Robert Roark’s illuminating phrase…. “I lurched up and looked at Mbogo, and Mbogo looked at me. He was 50 to 60 yards off, his head low, his eyes staring right down my soul. He looked at me as if he hated my guts. He looked as if I had despoiled his fiancee, murdered his mother and burned down his house. He looked at me as if I owed him money. I never saw such malevolence in the eyes of any animal or human being since......” John Banovich