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Art Gallery- Jeremy Winborg

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The Painting of Jeremy Winborg's 13-years old Navajo niece and frequent model.

 

Layla, definantly holding a rifle had caused a familyanielle — who regularly titles the paintings, helps find models, and runs the website — wanted to call it Little Ass.-

 

A great title, Winborg agreed, but concerned it might be a little too much, he settled instead on High Caliber.

When Winborg learned of the excitement surrounding his painting, he became convinced his wife had been right all along and the young couple spent the day of the auction running around town searching for the auctioneer to change the title — but to no avail. Disappointed, they headed back to their hotel to dress for the evening’s event. On the way into the lobby, they recognized people from the auction and told them their tale of frustration. One of the folks was the auctioneer’s son, who promised to get word of the name change to his father.

 

The painting of Jeremy Winborg’s 13-year-old Navajo niece and frequent model, Layla, defiantly holding a rifle had caused a family disagreement five months earlier when it was submitted for consideration. His wife, Danielle — who regularly titles the paintings, helps find models, and runs the website — wanted to call it Little Ass-Kicker. A great title, Winborg agreed, but concerned it might be a little too much, he settled instead on High Caliber. When Winborg learned of the excitement surrounding his painting, he became convinced his wife had been right all along and the young couple spent the day of the auction running around town searching for the auctioneer to change the title — but to no avail. Disappointed, they headed back to their hotel to dress for the evening’s event. On the way into the lobby, they recognized people from the auction and told them their tale of frustration. One of the folks was the auctioneer’s son, who promised to get word of the name change to his father.

At the auction that evening, the Winborgs waited for their painting to come up on the auction block. As time ticked by, their 18-month-old daughter became more and more restless. When the auctioneer finally appeared with the painting, he said, “Well, I heard through the grapevine there’s been a name change here. Instead of High Caliber, the name’s Little Ass-Kicker.” The crowd went crazy, laughing and clapping. Even so, the artist was ready to take his squirming toddler back to the hotel until bids hit $17,000, $18,000; then three or four people got into a bidding war that ended with the painting going for $52,250. The night became one of the highlights of Winborg’s career.

 

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