Print Size: 23.25"x36" 

"It Should Have Happened This Way" collection


Artist's Commentary

Gary Carter of West Yellowstone, Montana is a founding member of the MQR Group and has exhibited at the National Academy of Western Art in Oklahoma City. His work is in Collections across the entire United States and his commissions are scheduled into the year 1985 as of this writing.

What Top Knot?"  Is another of the artist's successful portrayals of the "It Should Have Happened This Way" or an authentic glimpse into a moment of our Western History.

There was an old trade expression, Watch Your Top Knot." or take care of yourself, mainly your hair since Indians collected enemy scalps. Even though the subject has no top knot, it doesn't seem to matter to a sow grizzly.

The days of man being on an equal footing with other creatures are gone ...Bears that attack park visitors are hunted down and dispatched. Untrod wilderness is at a premium. This painting celebrates a simpler time and survival of the quickest and the fittest.

This print is reproduced on Plate Finish 100% Rag Paper and the process is your guarantee of many lifetimes of viewing pleasure. The edition is limited to 1000 prints, signed and numbered by the artist in pencil. The image size will be 20"x36" and will have a 2" trim.

Gary Carter

West Yellowstone, Montana

November 1980

What Top Knot?

SKU: whattop-knot
$900.00 Regular Price
$700.00Sale Price
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