Piehl's "Cowboy Stuff" on display through August
Walter Piehl, MSU art professor and international artist, brings his artistic works to the Hotel Donaldson in downtown Fargo through the end of August. He will showcase his works from the "Cowboy Stuff" collection, with all works for sale.
Piehl describes "Cowboy Stuff" as mostly still-life art depicting boots and saddles incorporated over old maps, resulting in a colorful collage of cowboy accoutrements.
"It is a departure from what most people know of my work, which is rodeo-influenced Western Americana," Piehl said.
Piehl is widely recognized as one of North Dakota's senior painters and as the artist who singularly pioneered the contemporary cowboy art movement. Known as the "Big Dog" around The Hotel Donaldson, Piehl's art decorates the "Big Dog Suite," the largest suite at the hotel.