by Frank McCarthy
The Challenge shows the start of a confrontation between
a Sioux warrior riding upstream and an enemy in the forest up ahead.
He waves his coup stick in defiance at the adversary, who remains
unseen by the viewer. The coup stick was important in Indian warfare.
A coup was like scoring a point in a deadly game of war; if a warrior
could touch the enemy with the coup stick it could be more important
than if he killed him. McCarthy said, In painting this scene,
I began to think that it would be both interesting and exciting
to see just who this unseen adversary is. So, immediately upon finishing
The Challenge I began working on Whirling,
He Raced to Meet the Challenge.
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Anniversary
Order period ends December 31, 2006.
Edition not to exceed 150.
26"w x 17"h.
$750 | $860 CDN | £490 | €730
Arriving August 2006